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 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Bipolar, lithium and art

 Post subject: Bipolar, lithium and art
Posted: 03 Aug 2013, 4:17 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 3,436

A good friend of mine has bipolar II disorder and was looking into medications and their effects. It looks like lithium is the go-to treatment and generally very effective, but one of the side effects he discovered was that it apparently makes one's hands shake. It's absolutely impossible for him to...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Report on my Aspie meet - sob!

Posted: 28 Mar 2011, 6:14 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 4,850

Well done on you for going at all! It rather sounds as though the organizers didn't quite grasp how difficult it was for you to try to attend, and how stressful the experience was that their error caused. (Maybe because they, too, have Asperger's syndrome and they weren't quite able to perceive your...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger's syndrome diagnosis- how can I tell my mother?

Posted: 28 Mar 2011, 6:12 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,676

Yes - if your parents won't accept that Asperger's syndrome is a real diagnosis at all, it probably won't be constructive to use the term. Perhaps you could start out by doing what others have suggested - explaining that you have some symptoms and you need to find some solutions for them. (Of course...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: The Doctor Who and Autism Questionnaire

Posted: 24 Mar 2011, 8:09 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 2,858

Please pardon this quasi-repetition of an earlier thread . It's here because I was requested to make this available as a post, as well as in the other ways, so that people could respond directly to the thread. So! Here is that post, as requested, just in case anyone was interested in replying but n...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Doctor Who fans, I need your help!

Posted: 23 Mar 2011, 6:52 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 1,060

Doctor Who fans, I need your help! I am a diagnosed Aspie (and long-time Wrong Planet member) working on a book project about Doctor Who and the autism spectrum, and the most important thing I can imagine is for this book to incorporate as many viewpoints from the spectrum as possible. I am looking...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Freaked out newbie here/am I an aspie?

Posted: 15 Feb 2011, 1:57 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 2,319

Niall, even if you think the underlying problem can't be changed, trust me, the more you know, the more likely it is that they will. Not necessarily because you effect a change, or are even aware of its occurrence, but it's odd - analyzing something and going, "oh, man, this is sensorily overwhelmin...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Freaked out newbie here/am I an aspie?

Posted: 14 Feb 2011, 9:03 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 2,319

Welcome to WrongPlanet, Niall! It's an awful lot to take in at once, and it's utterly shocking at first to have independent confirmation of one's own difficulties with socio-emotional reciprocity. It certainly was for me. At the same time, though, after the initial fears wear off a bit, you realize ...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Learning how to sightread.

Posted: 13 Feb 2011, 2:09 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 986

If sight-reading is holding you back musically, here's what I did when I was beginning to learn to play. I would write in the names of the notes above or below the notes themselves, and the fingerings, too, if I wanted. Seeing "G" associated with the G note on the staff, for instance, ground the ass...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: OCD Medication Question

Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 12:44 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 5,894

I am not a doctor, but if SSRIs are a problem for your child (as they are for many, apparently), perhaps your doctor would be able to comment on the pros and cons of using clomipramine. It is a tricyclic antidepressant (not an SSRI) that is approved for the treatment of OCD...

 Forum: Adolescent Autism Forum   Topic: Gaining Diagnosis / Late Diagnosis

Posted: 19 Jan 2011, 2:52 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 5,102

I was diagnosed at 21. In fairness, though, I will add that I was diagnosed only because there actually were issues that were impacting daily life - people who interacted with me regularly were noticing (and pushing for evaluation), I was in post-secondary education and struggling to perform despite...

 Forum: Stats   Topic: Whats your IQ? (NOT a 'OMG, I'm smarter than you thread!')

Posted: 16 Jan 2011, 10:49 am 

Replies: 312
Views: 85,707

The last proper test said 148.
The last Internet tests, averaged, said 164.

Holy disparity, Batman.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: To all graduate students

Posted: 10 Jan 2011, 10:05 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 972

I got my first recommendation letter from a professor who had never taught me in a class, but in whose laboratory I did research for a year. Research experience is the best way to get a good recommendation letter in the sciences (and probably in other areas, too). My second recommendation letter cam...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: It's said most girls with AS don't do girly things? Your op?

Posted: 09 Jan 2011, 8:33 am 

Replies: 152
Views: 51,361

My 11 year old AS daughter is so ungirly - She gets very embarrassed by compliments about her appearance. Refuses to try playing makeup, hates perfume, thinks shortish skirts are cheap and don't even get me started on what she thinks about Twilight, Hannah Montana etc etc... Prefers to wear unflatt...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Posted: 08 Jan 2011, 1:29 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 2,745

Tim Curry was brilliant. I have a hard time choosing between his performance and Anthony Stewart Head's as Frank in the stage production - the recordings from the latter are available on CD or as .mp3s and are definitely worth hearing.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and Memory

Posted: 02 Jan 2011, 3:52 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 3,754

Facial recognition/facial memory is something I have never had. I mix up people with similar hair (you both have long, brown hair? no other characteristic matters, I'm going to confuse you forever!), I don't recognize actors from one movie or television show to another, and I'm never sure when peopl...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: some of my photography

Posted: 01 Jan 2011, 11:46 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,386

The composition is nice, and I actually like the darker feel of the lower halves of the images. (If you didn't intend it, exposing a little longer could certainly solve that problem.) However, you're blowing your skies out. The problem is that the dynamic range of these scenes is way too high for yo...
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