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Here and Now Room / Re: Do people ever fully recover?
« Last post by Vermilion on Today at 01:06:14 PM »
I hope that you're feeling a bit better today.  :hug1: :hug2:
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Here and Now Room / Re: Same old crap *Trigs*
« Last post by Vermilion on Today at 01:05:11 PM »
I don't think that the government give a crap, loads of people have put in complaints around here and it makes no difference because the Tories are heartless sociopaths.


I actually feel a little better now that I've let myself get into a dangerous mindset. Well, I'm not quite there yet but not fighting against my mind 24/7 is a relief. I cannot fight anymore.
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Here and Now Room / Re: Recently found out that I have Autism
« Last post by Vermilion on Today at 12:56:27 PM »
I wouldn't say that the sexism is intentional, it's just that the symptoms tend to manifest differently in girls. Tony Atwood discusses this in some YouTube clips if you're interested but basically girls mask their struggles because society is more accepting of men expressing their emotions outwards whereas women have always been been expected to be 'gentle' which would help explain why we hurt ourselves rather than others. If you listen to Tony Atwood it'll probably make a lot more sense!

I've spent my entire life doing the mimicking that Tuscan mentioned, probably why I remained undiagnosed until it got too difficult for me keep the fašade up. I recommend doing some research on HFASD/Asperger's in women specifically, it helped me understand and accept my dx.
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Here and Now Room / Re: Recently found out that I have Autism
« Last post by Tucan on Yesterday at 06:55:58 PM »
Women as a general rule 'hide' autism more as they can become good mimics.
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Here and Now Room / Re: Same old crap *Trigs*
« Last post by Tucan on Yesterday at 06:53:45 PM »
That is a dangerous state of mind to be in.
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Here and Now Room / Re: Do people ever fully recover?
« Last post by Tucan on Yesterday at 06:52:32 PM »
Awe thank you, I managed an hours sleep on the sofa. Just coming round now. I am not going out this evening.
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Here and Now Room / Re: Same old crap *Trigs*
« Last post by icicle on Yesterday at 05:37:34 PM »
Do you have a decent Member of Parliament who you can contact with regards to being messed around with benefits? The current system seems so cruel.
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Here and Now Room / Re: Recently found out that I have Autism
« Last post by Lorien on Yesterday at 05:32:11 PM »
I really want a really :welcomeani1: sparkly banner.

I was diagnosed at 27, I think it pretty much upended my view of myself and things have been a lot easier since I understood why things were hard. But we are all allowed the same array of strong emotions about knowing now, not having known then and everything that has happened in between.

It is harder to spot in women, mostly because people are only taught about the presentation in men because kanner and asperger only had male participant to study. But the tide is changing.

Don't expect too much of yourself all at once. Its a lot to process and it's hard, but it can be good too
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Here and Now Room / Re: Recently found out that I have Autism
« Last post by icicle on Yesterday at 05:16:33 PM »
Thanks for the encouraging replies. I think that some professionals were too busy criticising me, such as with the lack of eye contact and accusing me of being child like and unable to empathise (all written in my notes behind my back, never said to me). Also had similar issues at work, before I became classed as unfit for work. I think that there might be some sexism going on, as men seem to get diagnosed before school and to get support all the way through their education. Society in general, seems to be kinder towards males.
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Here and Now Room / Re: Same old crap *Trigs*
« Last post by Vermilion on Yesterday at 04:48:55 PM »
You don't sound negative, you simply understand what it feels like.  :hug2:  :hug1:

If I ask for help I won't be taken seriously, I'll only be taken seriously if I actually die or maybe if I put myself in hospital again. It's not my intention but I just don't see the point in asking for help with my local services and I don't really trust them yet. I think that I'm heading for that I don't care if I live or die state of mind.
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