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ZackMichel
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05 Mar 2019, 3:10 pm

Is there such a thing as autistic excitability/hyperactivity (not related to ADHD)? My psychiatrist mentioned something like that when I told her I think I have ASD. I have a bipolar 2 diagnosis (from her), and I wonder if the 'hypomanic' episodes she thought I was having were just me being an excitable autistic person and in a stable mood.


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05 Mar 2019, 3:47 pm

People on the spectrum can have difficulty with the self-regulation of emotion and/or sensory input. They also have a higher chance of having comorbid ADD/ADHD. So, it could be one or the other...or both.

Probably not helpful, but there it is.



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05 Mar 2019, 3:49 pm

I'm excitable but it's a side effect of my medications.


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ZackMichel
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05 Mar 2019, 6:54 pm

DanielW wrote:
People on the spectrum can have difficulty with the self-regulation of emotion and/or sensory input. They also have a higher chance of having comorbid ADD/ADHD. So, it could be one or the other...or both.

Probably not helpful, but there it is.


Yeah, self-regulation of emotion. I think that's it. I didn't consider that sensory issues could contribute as well. I suppose that makes sense - getting overwhelmed and all... Thanks!


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05 Mar 2019, 7:07 pm

ZackMichel wrote:
DanielW wrote:
People on the spectrum can have difficulty with the self-regulation of emotion and/or sensory input. They also have a higher chance of having comorbid ADD/ADHD. So, it could be one or the other...or both.

Probably not helpful, but there it is.


Yeah, self-regulation of emotion. I think that's it. I didn't consider that sensory issues could contribute as well. I suppose that makes sense - getting overwhelmed and all... Thanks!


No Problem...I'm still figuring this out myself, I'm in therapy, but an hour a week just isn't enough . :)



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05 Mar 2019, 7:11 pm

DanielW wrote:
No Problem...I'm still figuring this out myself, I'm in therapy, but an hour a week just isn't enough . :)


For real, though. lol


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