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01 Sep 2017, 3:47 am


For a long time, 33-year-old Marlies Hübner couldn't understand why she was constantly having difficult conversations with people—often offending loved ones without intending to. Frustrated, she decided to search for an answer. In her mid 20s, after several meetings with specialists, she was finally diagnosed with autism.

In the UK, around 700,000 people are on the autism spectrum, with the condition affecting just over 1 percent of the global population. Though Hübner says it's always been difficult to know exactly where she falls on the spectrum, she hopes the personal experiences she lays out in her new memoir, Verstörungstheorien (Conspiracy Theories) will help a wide range of autistic people deal with their condition.

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DSM 5: Autism Spectrum Disorder, DSM IV: Aspergers Moderate Severity

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07 Sep 2017, 10:15 pm

It's good that more of us feel the confidence to write memoirs, but I do hope the memoirs aren't misleading or making assumptions about anyone's or everyone's autism. :) I'd like to read this though... I'm interested in both autism and the Germanic cultures.