“My Food Obsession Was A Distraction”: How My Undiagnosed Autism Led To An Eating Disorder

“My Food Obsession Was A Distraction”: How My Undiagnosed Autism Led To An Eating Disorder

Auteur: Sadhbh O’SullivanDatum: 20 September 2019 “My Food Obsession Was A Distraction”: How My Undiagnosed Autism Led To An Eating Disorder “I haven’t eaten a crisp since I was 12.”Twenty-eight-year-old Laura Andrews lives in Cardiff and works for the civil

Adult Autistic Meltdown today: an Inside Look

Adult Autistic Meltdown today: an Inside Look

Auteur: Amanda SeiglerDatum: 7 augustus 2019 Adult Autistic Meltdown today: an Inside Look I try to use my personal experiences to educate you guys. Today there was one. Its been an extremely long time since I had one last. I

I’m autistic, and honesty is my gift

I’m autistic, and honesty is my gift

Auteur: Madeleine RyanDatum: 12 aug 2019 I’m autistic, and honesty is my gift I wrestled with being called ‘brutal’ for years. On a cold winter’s night I was invited to dinner at a gourmet pizza joint with a group of

The deep emotional ties between depression and autism

The deep emotional ties between depression and autism

Auteur: Cheryl Platzman WeinstockDatum: 31 juli 2019 The deep emotional ties between depression and autism Autistic people are four times as likely to experience depression over the course of their lives as their neurotypical peers. Yet researchers know little about

‘I was told only boys could be autistic’

‘I was told only boys could be autistic’

Auteur: Tamsin SelbieDatum: 31 august 2019 ‘I was told only boys could be autistic’ Jasmine Ghibli was diagnosed with autism at two years old in America. The diagnosis was taken away from her when she moved to Scotland after her

‘I Thought I Was Lazy’: The Invisible Day-To-Day Struggle For Autistic Women

‘I Thought I Was Lazy’: The Invisible Day-To-Day Struggle For Autistic Women

Auteur: Reese PiperDatum: 30 november 2017 ‘I Thought I Was Lazy’: The Invisible Day-To-Day Struggle For Autistic Women Adapting to daily life is not often factored into the diagnostic process for autism. It should be. Rushing off the subway platform,

The Failings of the Mental Health System for Autistic Women

The Failings of the Mental Health System for Autistic Women

Auteur: differentnotdeficientDatum: 23 juni 2019 The Failings of the Mental Health System for Autistic Women Women are often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed, and it has potentially-fatal consequences for autistic adults who are told that they have a cluster of mental illnesses

Autistic Exhaustion

Autistic Exhaustion

Auteur: RhiDatum: July 17 2019 Autistic Exhaustion Being autistic brings various challenges and joys with it. I adore my hyper-focus and passions, but I loathe the inevitable misunderstandings and sensory bombardments. I am a carefully balanced human. I know that

Eating disorders can mask autism in girls

Eating disorders can mask autism in girls

Auteur: Caitlin FitzsimmonsDatum: June 16 2019 Eating disorders can mask autism in girls Girls and women on the autism spectrum are at higher risk of anorexia nervosa than males, research suggests. But girls are also more likely than boys to

Sensory Eating is not Picky Eating

Sensory Eating is not Picky Eating

Auteur: QuincyDatum: June 10 2019 Sensory Eating is not Picky Eating I want you to imagine that you are a kid once again, maybe ten or eleven years old. You are sitting down in the evening with your family for