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Is one's answer to this question really indicative of being neuro-atypical?

There are videos very similar to this going viral on tiktok over the last couple weeks, and they make a psychological claim I'm skeptical of. The premise is this: You ask someone, "What do 2 and ...
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Tourette and autism: how common is the combination?

How common is a Tourette/autism combo? Wikipedia didn’t tell me how common the combination is.
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Recurring traits of the neurotypical mind

Classically, medicine has pathologized the autism spectrum, and labelled everyone who isn't on the spectrum (and other similar conditions) as 'neurotypical'. My question is - if we can group and ...
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Why is Autistic Spectrum Disorder compatible with the Schizophrenia Spectrum in the DSM-V?

I am curious why DSM-V says autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia spectrum disorder are compatible. I am geologist, and all that topic about autism smells to me like a biologic cold adaptation ...
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Are autism and schizophrenia more severe in Sub-Saharan populations?

Some time ago, I read a Spanish news article discussing the creation of Neanderthal proto-brains using CRISPR. I have translated the relevant part: Interestingly, some characteristics of Neanderthal ...
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Austism and Over Stimulation

Are there precise terms for sensory overstimulation regarding Autism? I'd never thought I had a problem with overstimulation, but I've read many people with Autism don't if they can reasonably ignore ...
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Books to understand autism?

Are there any books for non-professionals to better understand autism? I would also accept a cheatsheet with things to do or remember. This does not need to be academically accepted, as it is for my ...
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Why are "restricted and repetative behaviors" in autism considered a "symptom" given thier utility in the workplace?

A full-time job usually involves a very large time commitment to a very narrow interest. Both "blue" and "white" collar workers spend 40+ hours a week performing specific sets of ...
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Reference for "Autistic traits may only emerge when social demands exceed capacity"?

I read on Twitter that It is documented in the DSM that Autistic traits may only emerge when “social demands exceed capacity” A quick search revealed that DSM probably stands for "Diagnostic ...
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Neuroligins, neurexins and synaptic gaps

Further to Are all synapses "gappy", and what exactly is in the gap?, I found an open access article (Biswas et al. 2008) pointing out that Vertebrate studies show neuroligins and neurexins ...
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Looking for literature on detailed developmental milestones (and their prerequisites) for a child of a given age

I would like to know if there is any scientific literature on the detailed developmental milestones in different domains(cognitive, language etc.,) that a child of a given age is supposed to reach. A ...
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In technologically advanced countries, do most autistic adults not know they are autistic?

I understand this is not an easy question to address. There are differences between the terms autism and Aspergers both in public perception and in the professional world, and it's a continuum or ...
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Is stimming purely a trait within autism?

Stimming is the repetitive movements often seen in Autism. Kapp, et al. (2019). states that: ‘Stereotyped or repetitive motor movements’ are characterised as core features in the diagnosis of autism, ...
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Can an autistic person have very advance language skills?

Can an autistic person have very advanced language skills (Verbal communication, not about tonal nor body language skill, nor the written verbal language, I keep dyslexia out of this discussion for ...
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How to distinguish introvert personality, social anxiety disorder and mild autism?

There are the following similarities between introvert personality type, Social anxiety disorder and mild autism Disinterest in social interaction Interested in objects than people May be afraid of ...
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What is the neurological basis for the association between Bipolar type 2 and autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

Bipolar disorder type 2 and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is regularly seen together. What is the neurological explanation for this?
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How to keep a highly active mind satisfied? [closed]

How can you keep a highly active mind satisfied? Even more specifically: when one has tried many ways to learn but seemingly runs out of new things to learn about or do, at an older age, After ...
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What makes pathological demand avoidance different from reactance?

I learned about the term reactance after some research, what wasn't as obsessive in the description as I had observed with some people in the past. Still made a very good point in describing the ...
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What makes it necessary to define autism beyond perceptual dysfunction?

One would think perceptual dysfunctions would be sufficient to define the condition since the inability to discern or perceive phenomena and failure to execute or adjust behavior due to lack of proper ...
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Clues for genetic basis in Autism Spectrum Disorders

In Principles of Neural Science 5th edition, Chapter 3, It Is said that Autism Is a genetic disorder but which genes are involved Is not clear, how do we know there Is a genetic basis and Is not a ...
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What is the difference in meaning between introversion and at least some of the autism spectrum

"Introversion" as I've encountered it is at one end of a polarity in both Jungian preferences and the Big 5. It is at least in theory not seen as intrinsically pathological by psychologists, though it ...
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Adept noticing of microexpressions by autistic people

A recent conversation article argued that microexpressions may be picked up at a high rate by a subset of people with autism. Usually, autistic people are thought to be unable or inadept at social ...
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Is stacking cans really a sign of Asperger's?

Wikipedia says: People with Asperger syndrome often display restricted or specialized interests, such as this boy's interest in stacking cans. How predictive is this of Asperger's: What ...
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Excluding psychometry and interview methods, is there any physical or molecular method that can confirm mild autism?

ASD is a set of very much heterogeneous symptoms with some common characteristics like lack of eye contact, lack of social guesswork, difficulty in learning unwritten social norms or conventions, ...
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is it possible to be severely autistic yet not being "visibly autistic"?

It is common problem for many "mild" (ASD level-1) autistics to be criticized as "you do not look autistic" or some of its variants. Also sometimes seen in social media that moderate autistics (level-...
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Rates of parental burnout for parents with ASD children/disability

In a question from Academic SE, there was a description of parent's of a student on the spectrum refusing to be contacted by the university. I suspect that his parents may be suffering from burn out/...
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What is the relationship between mathematical ability and autism?

There have been studies [1],[2] investigating the relationship between autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) and mathematical or scientific ability. In the first study, Baron-Cohen et al (2007) examined ...
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Is there any evidence for the distinction between undergrad and postgrad mathematics?

Baron-Cohen has conducted studies [1,2] investigating whether autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) are related to mathematical or scientific ability. These have, however, focused mostly on (Cambridge) ...
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What is the evidence that mathematicians are more likely to have autistic traits than the rest of the population?

Baron-Cohen has conducted extensive studies [1,2] examining the prevalence of autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) and mathematical or scientific ability. Most of these studies, however, have focused ...
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Is Autism associated with an increased drowning risk for adults?

I have found several popular articles (e.g. ScienceDaily, The Globe and Mail, and WebMD) indicating that children with Autism have a significantly elevated risk of drowning. The general theory seems ...
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How accurate are diagnoses on Autism to Children under 3 years old?

I have a son with autism. He was diagnosed under 3 years old. 2 years old to be exactly. After I doubted several pediatricians that claimed that wouldn't be a valid diagnose after 5 years old. I ...
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Does Asperger's syndrome exist in other animal species?

I once spent some time working on a dairy farm and it seems that one commonality between the cows is that they all have, let's say, quirks. but there was this one cow in particular who exhibited ...
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Article about DTI of Autistic Brain

Does anyone know where do I find the article that published this image? Appereantly it was created by a neuroscientist called Jason Cooperrider and it is the tractography of Temple Grandin's brain. ...
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Is autism prevalence increasing? [duplicate]

The CDC has been rapidly increasing its estimate of children with autism for years. It's tripled in the past 15 years. This has lead to a lot of speculation, including dramatic claims like vaccines ...
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Why does autism sometimes only visibly appear later in life?

From what I know about the autism spectrum, a lot of people who were diagnosed later in life (not during childhood) didn't "seem autistic" until adolescence or young adulthood. Of courses, they had ...
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How will the pet therapy aid the child with autism?

As a Special Education Teacher at ACCEL, behaviors of individuals with autism has been remarkably consistent over time with the help of ABA therapy services, which include pet therapy and ...
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Can a borderline-autistic adult force themselves to improve? [closed]

It is agreed that Autism Spectrum disorders / Aspergers etc cannot be 'cured'; they can be managed with coping strategies, and suppressed with medicines, but not solved at the root level. [Source: "...
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy intensive in home clinical and therapeutic services model [closed]

I am looking for any information that shows the number of hours of CBT per week a child with autism, anxiety, and ADHD should be receiving. Mostly looking for a range. Prefer in NJ but will review ...
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Why isn't high functioning autism recognized by the DSM-5 or the ICD-10?

I was looking at this https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-functioning_autism and it said that. Aspergers is also closely related to high functioning autism but it is also not recognized anymore. Does ...
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Why might sleeping on the floor alleviate PTSD symptoms?

Question: Does sleeping on the floor have similar neurotransmitter effects, as sleeping under a weighted blanket might? Psychiatrically, would it be expected that a person having PTSD would find ...
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Term for a disposition to ramble on special interests in conversation?

Some people are notorious for "going off on extended tangents," meaning: in any conversation they are prone to expound at length on subjects of personal interest without regard for the interest of, or ...
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Probiotics and Mental Health

While trying to find research articles within the realm of Psychosynthesis, I have been looking at the "collective unconscious" Image Source: Wikipedia Commons - (CC BY-SA 3.0) Lower Unconscious ...
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Temporal and frequency analysis of brain network to study autism disorders

I know it has shown in the literature that autism disorder affects brain network connectivity based on rs-fMRI data (Plitt, Barnes, & Martin, 2015). They have local over-...
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Negative correlation between AQ score and EFT score

E-S theory explains the social and communication issues seen in autism and Asperger syndrome in connection, on the one hand, to delays and deficits in empathizing . The strengths in assimilating ...
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Test to evaluate attention in Autism

I am looking for the most reliable and widely used tests for attention measurement in autistic persons. Can anybody help me to find such tests? I have read about some IQ tests including DAS, WASI and ...
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Is stimming only limited to people with autism or other disabilities or do neurotypical people stim as well? Is stimming always a symptom? [closed]

I've been diagnosed with anxiety. I tend to do certain things when I'm nervous or stressed. Like tap my foot. Just two years ago, I've started biting myself when I think of stressful situations or ...
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What are current trends in autistic treatment regarding hyper sensitivity? [closed]

What are current trends in autistic treatment regarding hyper sensitivity?
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Is autism caused by genetics?

Is autism and Asperger's syndrome caused by genetics or some other factor such as the environment? I am aware about the Neanderthal Theory of autism, Asperger and ADHD, but am not interested in this ...
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Is the Flynn effect autism?

I've seen a lot of claims related to this: Mild forms of autism increase IQ IQ scores abruptly increased after 1979, when the MMR vaccine was introduced The Flynn Effect was mainly on nonverbal IQ ...
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What is the effect of Binaural Beats on an Autistic brain?

I understand a fare bit about autism, and Binaural Beats. Autism is the result of synaptic pathways becoming malformed during the fetal stage of pregnancy. A Binaural Beat is a collection of two ...
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