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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I am very skeptical of my ASD diagnosis and ASD in general

Posted: 15 May 2022, 1:28 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 275


Well, I don't believe stimulants are usually prescribed for ASD. They are prescribed for ADHD, though. And sometimes there can be diagnostic confusion between ASD and ADHD which leads to the wrong medication being prescribed, which possibly might have occurred in your case? With ADHD the brain is ac...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Nobody interested in the Russia-Ukraine conflict?

Posted: 03 Apr 2022, 3:23 am 

Replies: 1,111
Views: 21,503


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-10679743/PETER-HITCHENS-USA-wants-war-drive-Russia-Stone-Age.html It is an old tactic in high-stakes diplomacy to provoke your enemy into an unwise war, in the hope you will then destroy him.[/i] This is peddling the story that (as an analogy) a security c...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Ukrainian intelligence reveals plot to depose Vladimir Putin

Posted: 22 Mar 2022, 6:00 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 805


Probably.
But then again... in a war between former soviets, who knows what is truth and what is disinformation or propaganda?

I suspect Putin will be ousted soon... but perhaps my brain's been befuddled by western propaganda...?

Remind me again, does 2+2 equal 4 or 5?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Curious about the average age of our members

Posted: 15 Mar 2022, 8:39 pm 

Replies: 92
Views: 3,147


Off topic, but, I don't know any The Kinks music.
Can you recommend a track that demonstrates their style?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is fearlessness an AS/ASD trait?

Posted: 15 Mar 2022, 8:32 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,110


My sense of danger is definitely screwed. There are things most people are scared of that don't bother me at all, they just give me an adrenaline rush. Like walking around strange places at night or driving at high speed or seeing snakes. But I get scared of social situations and having to make phon...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: A wet Australian summer predicted.

Posted: 08 Mar 2022, 4:56 am 

Replies: 287
Views: 15,200


Apologies for p***ing on your parade Pepe, but personally I'm not celebrating torrential rainfall and flooding and the loss of several lives (including a non-verbal autistic man and his mother in Sydney :( ) Climate change effects in Australia encompass both more extreme droughts and more extreme fl...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger's and Sociopathy

Posted: 20 Feb 2022, 6:34 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 1,442


It may be true that some sociopaths claim to have Aspergers. I can think of a couple of famous people who've claimed to be on the spectrum yet who seem very much like sociopaths to me. Maybe they think it gives them an excuse to behave badly towards others. "I can't help being a scumbag, I'm an...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: who here battles low self-esteem?

Posted: 20 Feb 2022, 6:08 pm 

Replies: 107
Views: 4,551


Yeah. I'm late to this thread as been away for work, up in Far North Queensland where the internet/phone service has yet to reach and cattle still walk on the main highway... Anyway, I had a traffic control crew with me and this time, in an attempt to avoid the inevitable miscommunications, I told t...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Sherlock

 Post subject: Re: Sherlock
Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 12:19 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,090


I agree, if Sherlock in the TV series comes off as ASD, that is a true reflection of the original stories. In the stories, Holmes seems to have a huge number of Aspergers traits to me, such as his obsessional interests, attention to details, high intellect, reliance on narcotics, and inability or un...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and the Covid Vaccination: anyone been vaccinated?

Posted: 25 Jan 2022, 11:49 pm 

Replies: 208
Views: 9,634


I'm having trouble deciding whether to get a booster (3rd dose). In general, I think vaccinations are a good idea, and I had 2 Pfizer shots, the last was back in July or August I think. But I got a rash on my arms and chest after the second shot which I thought might be an allergic reaction. Also, I...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Single Parenting

 Post subject: Re: Single Parenting
Posted: 22 Jan 2022, 4:04 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 6,773


I'm actually coping OK at the moment, as now my kids are older they can look after themselves a bit more. But because they're still living at home and not working, and therefore dependant on me, I've developed some kind of "health anxiety". Whenever I get a bit ill, I start catastrophising...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Single Parenting

 Post subject: Re: Single Parenting
Posted: 22 Jan 2022, 3:49 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 6,773


Nope. I only got diagnosed a few years ago - as I don't "seem" very autistic, and my son got diagnosed just after me, which was quite late at age 17. (What can I say, I thought his autistic traits were pretty normal, until I discovered I was on the spectrum and he must be too, and my unfat...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: People trusted to assist in the event of emergencies??

Posted: 22 Jan 2022, 3:28 am 

Replies: 49
Views: 4,988


it was not only the thought of being clapped away in a nursing home [something i will avoid at all costs] but the looming gigantic medical debt i would have racked up if that had happened, as it was i owed them $53k!! the nursing home would have made that a 6-figure debt that i'd never have been ab...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The whole world is crazy.

Posted: 22 Jan 2022, 3:14 am 

Replies: 56
Views: 4,118


I'm expecting that government leaders are going to become figureheads whose sole role is to tell us via. the media whatever it is the big corporations and multi-millionaires have decided is best for the continuation of business and the making of profits.

Or maybe we're there already?

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Aspergers & Mental Health

Posted: 22 Jan 2022, 3:00 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,760


A lot of autistics have a dysregulated nervous system, that means we react differently to stress. This is physical as well as mental, because our bodies do not produce the right amounts of the stress hormone cortisol. Normally our cortisol levels are too low - so when something stressful happens, ou...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Call for video clips to encourage social skills!

Posted: 22 Jan 2022, 2:47 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 2,689


Thanks for the interesting video.

I found this one about communication. It's a bit basic but still good to help us remember how to start off a conversation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI2WXrZYffo
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