Aspie woman diagnosed in adulthood
Don’t be rude like your father! How many times have I heard that phrase! In 1943 studies about autism were at the beginning but a scientist named Leo Kanner had already noticed a peculiar relationship between autistic children and their parents and he published his results in a paper: It is not easy to evaluateContinue reading “There are some autistic genes in my family”
In the past years I watched hundreds of videos about mental health. I looked back at my YouTube history and starting from 2015 I watched videos like “Dealing With Depression & Anxiety In Programming“, “8 Signs You’re a Highly Sensitive Person“, “Faces of Bipolar Disorder“, “How Dangerous Is Loneliness“, “How Stress Affects Your Brain“, “WhatContinue reading “The complex link between autism, emotions and empathy”
This post describes my worst outburst of anger (people often use the term “anger meltdown”). I say it is the worst one because it is the only occasion when I had physically assaulted another human being. I think anger is someway a taboo topic among Aspies, probably because we are worried to be perceived asContinue reading “Uncontrollable rage”
At the end of 2019 my life was going quite well, but I felt it merely was another calm period before another storm. I had the sensation that many things happened to me didn’t make sense and I had pressed the “hard reset” button of my life too many times. In the previous year IContinue reading “How I discovered I’m on the autistic spectrum at 29 years old”
This post describes how I went from having a great job to resigning from it and contemplating suicide and how I luckily restored my original situation after some months.All of this happened before I knew I was on the autistic spectrum. When I was a girl my dream was to become an astronomer. I triedContinue reading “The worst period of my life”
My inability to cope with emotions has had a bad impact on my job multiple times. I would like to share one of the most embarrassing episodes. It also shows that autistic meltdowns are not exaggerated reactions to a single event, instead they are usually the result of a combination of stressors. Sometimes my bossContinue reading “I called my boss during a meltdown”
In some cases autism is misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder. It is common for autistic people experiencing depression or moments of extreme despair and it is possible to be both bipolar and autistic but in this post I would like to explain why autistic people could erroneously interpret their own symptoms. Indeed,Continue reading “It wasn’t cyclothymia, it was autism”
I could write a book about my bad experiences with men but I don’t think you are interested in reading so many details, so I try to summarize them in this post. The robot My first boyfriend was a boy from my school who invited me going to the cinema with him. I went toContinue reading “How autism affected my romantic relationships”
Not all the people on the spectrum are good at studying, however there are a lot of brilliant autistic students. Moreover, there are many cases of autistic people that excelled in school and then found difficult completing the university. I would like to share my own experience on this topic. At high school I wasContinue reading “I quit University twice”
Reading again the diaries I wrote when I was a girl helped a lot in my diagnosis. I would like to share some excerpts that I think represent very well the sense of alienation autistic people often feel. I changed the names of my peers in order to preserve their privacy. 10 years old InContinue reading “Diaries of a different girl”
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