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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you "noticeably autistic"?

Posted: 09 Aug 2022, 2:59 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 1,815


I don't think I'm seen as autistic by the general public. From what I've seen, I probably just come across as odd sometimes.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Masking well until you have a meltdown

Posted: 25 Jul 2022, 9:01 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 1,538


I don't think suppressing emotions is healthy. British people tend to get extremely drunk, so much so they can't stand up. I reckon it's due to suppressing everything and having to let it all out while drunk. Europeans don't do this, they seem to drink in moderation. Well, French, Spanish and Itali...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why did my therapist berate me for wanting antidepressants?

Posted: 25 Jul 2022, 8:49 am 

Replies: 65
Views: 2,178


Back when I first asked for antidepressants, I was a 12-year-old disgusting weakling. No family therapist wants to help somebody so pathetic. (I'm attacking MYSELF, not other members, so don't issue me a warning, you mods.) So no wonder mine mocked me, berated me, and denied me the antidepressants ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why did my therapist berate me for wanting antidepressants?

Posted: 24 Jul 2022, 11:33 am 

Replies: 65
Views: 2,178


Current understanding of anti-depressants might be a lot different from how they were understood in the 90s. A 12-year-old kid asking for them back then might have had a different connotation. But I don't think that sufficiently explains the response you described. As a rule, I check my contribution...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Masking well until you have a meltdown

Posted: 22 Jul 2022, 1:01 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 1,538


KitLily wrote:
I think, in Britain anyway, people are scared of emotions so they try and suppress them. Which makes them worse.

Good point. I've always admired British restraint, but I see your point about people suppressing emotions that need to be vented.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Masking well until you have a meltdown

Posted: 17 Jul 2022, 9:32 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 1,538


I've been thinking about this. It's often when something urgent happens, like I suddenly feel ill or too hot or too hungry or something. I need to learn how to express this better rather than just freezing or shouting. Could this be health anxiety? But usually they are just caused by trying unsucce...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I’ve decided, I’m getting evaluated

Posted: 15 Jul 2022, 1:06 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 890


I too have been considering it. My psychologist thinks it isn't worth it and that the tests are too prone to an incorrect result. I'm unsure about the latter part, but I do think a proper diagnosis would be worth it. It would open the door for accommodations at work, should the need arise (unless t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Masking well until you have a meltdown

Posted: 15 Jul 2022, 12:57 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 1,538


But you can say:- "Man up!" I was surprised to see that from a female poster. Is "man up" in this situation a shorthand way of saying to toughen up or something? I don't mean to turn your light comment into a heavy topic, but this does bring up a good point about gender expectat...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Masking well until you have a meltdown

Posted: 15 Jul 2022, 8:26 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 1,538


It would be nice if people had a better understanding of neurodiversity, but the bottom line is that we'll get along better if we improve our ability to manage our end of these situations. We'll probably never be at 100%, but most of us can improve. Do you know what kind of situations cause you to h...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I’ve decided, I’m getting evaluated

Posted: 13 Jul 2022, 6:13 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 890


I too have been considering it. My psychologist thinks it isn't worth it and that the tests are too prone to an incorrect result. I'm unsure about the latter part, but I do think a proper diagnosis would be worth it. It would open the door for accommodations at work, should the need arise (unless th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone else ever get very emberassed being seen in publ

Posted: 08 Jul 2022, 10:14 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 591


I was embarissed after burnout as my body was not always functioning as it should, but I am ok now. What is burnout? It is basically a depression but when a spectrumer gets depression it's named burnout for some reason. I just call it depression because it's basically the same thing. no its not Cou...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being late to find out about your Aspergers Syndrome

Posted: 31 May 2022, 10:26 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 873


I was in my mid forties when I started seriously thinking I had Aspergers. A couple of years ago, my psychologist brought it up. It didn't take long for us to mutually agree that I had it. I haven't been formally diagnosed, because I don't think it would matter at this point. Between my psychologist...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you deal with strong smells?

Posted: 31 May 2022, 10:16 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 976


Our tolerance for these things seems to change over time. I had the same experience. I tried some colognes when I was younger, but these can handle only certain kinds of subtle scents. All of my grooming products are either barely scented or fragrance free. For me, one of the worst scent experience...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sharing the Aspergers Syndrome Disability with other people

Posted: 21 May 2022, 8:05 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 615


I've told only my immediate family, but we probably all have it. My son has an ASD diagnosis, and my wife most probably has ASD (she suspects she does). I wouldn't tell anybody else. I get by well enough that I don't need to inform others of my neurodiversity. It might make things easier with a few ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Inability to have conversations

Posted: 21 May 2022, 7:39 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 984


Is there a particular place where this social bullying tends to happen? I'm guessing at work or with family.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Effects of Aspergers Syndrome on Phone Calls

Posted: 20 May 2022, 5:59 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,182


HeroOfHyrule wrote:
I handle phone calls okay. I get intense anxiety from them, but I can go through them relatively smoothly with some preparation beforehand.

That describes me too. The anxiety about making the call is usually worse than the call itself.
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