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 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Personality disorder NOS most vague diagnosis yet

Posted: 31 Dec 2014, 4:03 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 471

It's a ridiculous diagnosis isn't it! I got told I had Personality disorder NOS when I was 17. I see it as the posh term for 'you've got something, but we can't be bothered to investigate it so here, have a cover all label'. I later got re-diagnosed with autism, Tourettes, ADHD and OCD. My 'facticio...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Police Brutality-Solutions

Posted: 31 Dec 2014, 3:53 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 1,936

Police in the UK are getting just as bad and, worse they are getting away with it. We recently had a case involving a severely autistic man getting called a f-wording p-word (racist) then he got shoved by the two cops. They were recorded on the radio as saying those words, many impartial witnesses s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: WOMEN - Do you have 15 minutes to help with research?

Posted: 13 Nov 2014, 7:46 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 935

I filled it in too. Just saying the phrase to feel 'whole' was a strange one for me, might be confusing for others too!

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Characters with Potential ASD

Posted: 05 Nov 2014, 2:42 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 3,016

I don't know which countries the British soap opera Coronation Street is screened in, but if you get the opportunity please check out a character called Roy Cropper! Funny story, Roy was supposed to be a psycho when he first appeared on Corrie. He was stalki...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone else here with classic autism?

Posted: 05 Nov 2014, 1:32 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 6,099

I also have high functioning autism and lots of difficulties. That's why I sometimes find it hard to understand 'Asperger pride' but hey that's because my theory of mind doesn't work! I have 10 hours support a day and can't go out alone. I don't have trouble talking any more but I used to. Your spel...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: TV-related phobias

Posted: 04 Nov 2014, 5:07 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,050

I'm an emataphobe so naturally I have learned to turn my head away whenever someone is close to puking on tv, I also tend to get on edge whenever there is something in an episode that may lead up to vomiting (binge drinking alcohol or binge eating, food poisoning,stomach flu etc) Yep, I've had that...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Roller Derby

 Post subject: Roller Derby
Posted: 04 Nov 2014, 5:00 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 847

Hey does anyone else diagnosed with autism/Aspergers play roller derby? I'm quite surprised how much I enjoy it given my hatred of being touched, touching others, interacting with others, dislike of loud noises etc. It's bringing out the best in me though! I'm still at rookie level as I haven't pass...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Were you raised as an NT?

Posted: 04 Nov 2014, 4:52 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 2,914

Well my Mum knew there was 'something' going on with me from about 5 when I started having anxiety attacks! She raised me as an NT with anxiety issues until she finally figured out I had autism when I was 14.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Rocking as a stim

Posted: 04 Nov 2014, 4:50 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 3,239

I've rocked since I was about 12. Before that my stims were more eye based! It gives me an amazing sense of calm when I am sensorarily overwhelmed. I also own a rocking chair which I love except it needs gluing back together...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: What's the meaning behind your WP moniker?

Posted: 04 Nov 2014, 4:46 pm 

Replies: 54
Views: 2,190

My first pet rabbit was called Jenifer and her nickname became Jellybean. I thought it was cute, so used it as my moniker. Now that Jenifer has long since hopped over the rainbow bridge, it is kind of a tribute to her. I loved my little Jellybean!

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Post something that made you happy today.

Posted: 04 Nov 2014, 4:41 pm 

Replies: 26,072
Views: 945,393

I cuddled my bunnies today!

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Post something that made you UNHAPPY today.

Posted: 04 Nov 2014, 4:39 pm 

Replies: 24,472
Views: 793,228

My jaw is dislocated :skull:

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Is this depression, or not?

Posted: 04 Nov 2014, 4:37 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,295

I often feel low at times, but it is different from actual depression. When I have depression (have been diagnosed several times, currently in remission), I feel like there is no point in life, no reason to get up in the morning, my brain feels numb or over-emotional, I cry for no reason, I don't en...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Labeling gone too far or not?

Posted: 04 Nov 2014, 4:29 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 2,292

I like having labels to some extent. Personally I have autism, Tourette syndrome, Obsessive compulsive disorder and ADHD. That's already quite a lot. Technically speaking though, it would be easy to label myself with many more conditions even though they might actually be parts of the four main cond...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: I'm back

 Post subject: Re: I'm back
Posted: 02 Nov 2014, 5:05 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 837

Hello. I've been off here for a whole year! Wow! A lot happened over that year. I got evicted and ended up in temporary accommodation... Yeah was a sucky year. For anyone who doesn't know me, I am Lucy and I am 26 years old. I have HFA, Tourettes, OCD and ADHD, skate in a roller derby team and love...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Islam

Posted: 01 Nov 2014, 5:59 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,845

I'm heading towards Islam but don't call myself a Muslim yet as I haven't taken shahadda. Not something to be ashamed of.
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