Author Archives: Autastic

Obsessions: ASD Symptom

Many people with ASD have obsessive personality traits. Collectors are obsessive. You might know someone who collects elephants or pigs, for example. They will not be able to resist buying the things they collect, and they will talk about them … Continue reading

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Dyslexia – ASD Symptom

Dyslexia, like ADHD, is caused by an under-developed cerebellum, and is an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Many people who have it will also have other AS disorders, and be related to people with ASD. Most people think of Dyslexia as being … Continue reading

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Depression and Anxiety Do Not Just Happen

  I now don’t believe that depression can just happen, out of the blue. I used to believe it. But then I used to believe that Freud’s theories on parent-related issues were a load of rubbish. I now don’t. The … Continue reading

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Argumentative: ASD Symptom

This is another big sign that someone is on the autistic spectrum, even if only mildly. I think there are several reasons that people with ASD will regularly argue with others. Their lack of perception will prevent them from recognising … Continue reading

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Panic Attacks – ASD Symptom

Panic attacks are common with people on the Autistic Spectrum who have anxiety. They can affect people differently. People can have very obvious signs, such as palpitations, hyperventilating, or skin reactions. Others have increased heart rate and breathing. I tend … Continue reading

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Poor Relationships – ASD Symptom

Because obsession is part of a lot of ASD lives, some people on the autistic spectrum seem to go crazy when they fall for someone; they become an emotional wreck, and make themselves really ill. Unrequited love is a common … Continue reading

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Devout Animal Lovers – ASD Symptom

The bonds between autistic children and pets can be very strong. This is believed to be because sensory issues are common among autistic kids, and stroking an animal’s fur provides sensory stimulation and has a calming effect. Animals also easily … Continue reading

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Does Karl Pilkington Have Aspergers?

Many believe Karl Pilkington has Asperger Syndrome, and I definitely think so too. In fact he appears to have so many symptoms of Aspergers, that I believe he is a “text book case” for high functioning Aspergers. For those who … Continue reading

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Being Argumentative – ASD Symptom

Being regularly argumentative is a big sign that a person could have high functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder, and Aspergers in particular. I think it comes from a need to be heard and taken seriously, as well as often having to … Continue reading

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Highly Ambitious – ASD Symptom

“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings” – Salvador Dali   Being highly ambitious is more common than you might think, among people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder; notably Asperger Syndrome. As you may have picked up on this site, … Continue reading

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