‘Special interest’ vs obsession 

The diagnostic criteria for Asperger’s/autism includes the tendency toward: “Highly restricted, fixated interests that are abnormal in intensity or focus … More

(My) Asperger’s / autism & the self-like Within [Mental Health Monday]

This may sound hopelessly cynical, but the concept of “self-love” has always seemed a little eyeroll-worthy to me.  Maybe it … More

Asperger’s / autism, socializing, and respect

(Beginning Note: This post was inspired by Rhi’s beautiful synopsis of the recent National Autistic Society (NAS) conference in the … More

Asperger’s / autism vs Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Discovering that I’m on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum has brought me through an unexpected scenic journey into the field of “abnormal” … More

People on the Asperger’s / autism spectrum are *not* “undomesticated humans”

Recently, a lovely commenter and friend (whose identity I won’t mention here, unless given specific permission to do so) notified … More

Vaccines do *not* cause autism ~ here’s why…

I’m autistic/an Aspie.  I’m also a doctor. …which makes the confession that I’m about to make that much more embarrassing. … More

When Asperger’s / autistic people appear soulless…

We’re not.  I promise. If you tell me that something bad has happened to you or that you’re sad or … More