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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Men and Masking

 Post subject: Re: Men and Masking
Posted: 22 Jul 2021, 4:30 am 

Replies: 82
Views: 2,289


I think what is called the female autism phenotype is really best understood as not autism in females, but a "high masking/compensating" phenotype. If you look at the research on autism in females the difference is mainly around those kinds of issues.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Interesting video to discuss.

Posted: 21 Jun 2021, 4:51 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 2,225


I am sorry! I am sorry that I might have spread misinformation about ASD and crime. I did not know that he was a fraudster. He seemed like a very nice guy and he said that he is a professor of psychology. I sometimes seen him teaching students in university. I emailed him twice, he was such a nice ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Guys, Help! I am curious. Is this autism?

Posted: 20 Jun 2021, 9:21 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 333


Hi Mitko, I don't think anyone here will give your diagnosis based on your brief description of your experiences. But a few of the things you mentioned are things that autistic people commonly experience. A good place to start would be to do the The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) Test. It can be don...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Apparently i wasnt born with autism.

Posted: 20 Jun 2021, 9:02 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 425


Ignorant people with weird ideas about causality that have no basis in reality can be found anywhere humans can be found, including the Church or other religions.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Guys, Help! I am curious. Is this autism?

Posted: 20 Jun 2021, 8:53 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 333


Hi Mitko, I don't think anyone here will give your diagnosis based on your brief description of your experiences. But a few of the things you mentioned are things that autistic people commonly experience. A good place to start would be to do the The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) Test. It can be done...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism & PTSD

 Post subject: Re: Autism & PTSD
Posted: 20 Jun 2021, 8:30 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 416


PTSD yes, OCD no...though I'm not sure about it. What I suspect might be OCD might just be an aspect of the PTSD, more maybe it does qualify as a disorder all on its own. To my knowledge, I was never prescribed medication for my PTSD. Maybe it's just the mildness or specifics of it that don't neces...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Interesting video to discuss.

Posted: 20 Jun 2021, 8:21 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 2,225


FranzOren, I think you are giving Sam Vaknin's insights far more attention than they deserve. I fear this video of his (or anything else he has produced) is more likely to confuse you than help you understand the relationship between autism and crime. A quick internet search of Sam Vaknin exposed hi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism & PTSD

 Post subject: Re: Autism & PTSD
Posted: 20 Jun 2021, 6:51 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 416


Trauma is is a pretty common experience for folks on the spectrum. It's normal for it to take time (sometimes years) to find the right combination of medications as it requires some trial and error to find the right cocktail. Be patient and follow your psychiatrist's guidance with trying different m...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Interesting video to discuss.

Posted: 19 Jun 2021, 1:56 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 2,225


This is a great example of how even a smart Professor of Psychology can have alot of insight in some areas (clearly he knows heaps about narcissistic personality disorder and psychopathy), but then get into a muddle when he tries to generalize his conclusions to areas outside his area of expertise (...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Schizoid Personality Disorder looks like ASD to me.

Posted: 16 May 2021, 3:48 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 680


Personality Disorder diagnostic criteria are even much vauge and poorly defined than ASD

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Question if Broad Autism Phenotype should be a diagnosis

Posted: 07 May 2021, 6:10 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 953


The Broad Autism Phenotype is the term used for someone who has many autism traits but doesn't meet the full requirements for an ASD for what ever reason, Usually because they don't meet DSM-5 ASD criteria "D" which requires the autistic traits to cause some kind of genuine disability, eve...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can someone please explain the DSM?

Posted: 07 May 2021, 5:27 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,356


Fenn wrote:
The letters DSM stand for "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual". The full name is "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders".
An odd name, give there isn't much in the way of statistics in it

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can someone please explain the DSM?

Posted: 06 May 2021, 7:04 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,356


The DSM is printed in English, but it's not written in English. If you know what I mean

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ASD levels of supports

 Post subject: Re: ASD levels of supports
Posted: 22 Apr 2021, 3:58 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 448


Jon81 wrote:
The levels are only there to help insurance companies and social care put a figure on how much resources are needed.

The DSM-5 indicates support levels should't be used for that purpose, but they are anyway.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: What is your profession/occupation?

Posted: 01 Mar 2021, 4:12 am 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,778


I'm a Clinical Psychologist who works mainly within children and adolescents

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: "The Autisms"

 Post subject: Re: "The Autisms"
Posted: 19 Feb 2021, 4:01 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 523


But what we continuously forget is the high-functioning/aspie group is very, very overrepresented; We have our voices and can formulate them online and offline to self-advocate. Lower functioning people usually can't do that. Aspies may be overrepresented in advocacy, but that's also because there ...
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