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Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Posted by7 hours ago

Hi guys,

外围体育投注I was wondering if any of you experience aphantasia? By which I mean you are unable to literally see images in your head. Wiki article

外围体育投注For those of you like me who until now assumed that this was how everybody experienced life, and that seeing things in your head was just an expression, I apologise for blowing your mind. I know it took me a while to believe that people weren’t just messing with me but luckily now there is lots of info online you can look at!

外围体育投注Interested to hear everyone’s experiences of this either way.

Thanks :)

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Posted by3 days ago

My parents forcefully have me act “normal”, they’ve tried to train me out of quirks ever since I was a toddler but as I’m growing up they’re denying it more and more. I have to constantly mask around them as best as I can because they get so angry at me for acting oddly, but since I’ve finally found a group of friends things have gotten really confusing.

外围体育投注At home, my parents are constantly yelling at me for doing specific things and force me out of my comfort zone so much that I cant feel safe around them. They always tell me to stop faking it and that I’m completely normal. Masking around them is so exhausting, for a long time I didn’t even realise how draining it really was until I found a place where I didn’t have to mask so much.

On the other hand my friends are just so supportive, they let me stim whenever I need to and explain things that I find confusing (social cues, hidden meanings, body language etc) without yelling at me. The biggest thing is that they’re always there when I have a big panic attack, they always squeeze me tightly to calm me down and they have comfort items readily prepared for when i need them. They respect my boundaries and around them I can just breathe, i finally get to be who I am.

A few months ago it was brought up that they strongly think that I’m on the spectrum, and after doing some research to figure out what was normal or not for those on the spectrum, Ive stopped masking so much at home. If I function a little bit differently to my parents, surely I have to right to do that? The problem is, since ive stopped masking so much they say that I’m attention seeking even more than before. Its really confusing because I really am scared that I’m faking it. Is it even possible for someone to act for such a long time? My parents and I have had huge fights about seeing specialists, they said that because there’s nothing “wrong” with me I shouldn’t need to see one. It makes no sense because wouldn’t they be grateful for confirmation if I am neurotypical? Im not asking for anybody to confirm or deny anything, im just so confused about who I am and why my parents dont let me be my own type of normal.

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Posted by3 days ago

外围体育投注I don't know if anyone can give me advice on this or not but I figured I'd ask.

外围体育投注When people express their emotions to me I sometimes have trouble emphasizing with the reasons they feel upset or mad? The other day my S/O was venting to me about issues in his friend group and I really just had trouble listening to it and felt myself annoyed because it doesn't seem logical to me to be upset over it? But also it's obviously upsetting him and so I feel like I should do more than just stay silent while he vents to me about it but I really don't know what to say or do when people are upset? I tend to just give blunt advice and sometimes that upsets people. People around me seem to get upset over small things and it makes me feel very frustrated because it makes no sense.

外围体育投注Any tips on how to approach these situations?

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Posted by3 days ago

外围体育投注Can you help shed some light on this thing that drives me a little batty?

This morning I was at the dog park. I noticed a dog with a really cool harness and after identifying the owner, I walked up to him. (I'm female) I asked where he got the harness. He responded "My wife and I got it at....."

It happens quite a bit. I'll ask a mundane question and the response will include a declaration of relationship status. I get it if I was flirting...but I don't flirt.

Is this just a thing people do?

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Posted by4 days ago

To try and put it shortly over the years I started to notice that I act and say things differently than other people throughout my middle and highschool years. I've tried asking my parents my dad doesn't really know and my mom mostly likely doesn't want to tell me(she always ask me "what makes you think you have a mental disability)and all that and when I tell her the symptoms she says "your not mentally disabled." I just want to know cause most likely won't know the truth til I turn 18.

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Posted by4 days ago

I always twist my (curly) hair to fidget, but I’d like to stop that, since it breaks my hair. Does anyone know a good similar replacement for this particular fidget?

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Posted by6 days ago

I'm trying to find out if I do experience these shutdowns. My dad says that I tend to "shut down" in certain situations.

Sometimes when I'm confused or I'm suddenly expected to have an answer to a question, my brain just can't do it. I physically cannot decide what I want for dinner. My brain can't figure it out. Or I can't focus right on the question because my brain keeps zoning in and out, like some sort of dream.

But nueroeurotypical people seem to think that in a shutdown you don't think at all. I'm confused about this.

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