Autism Posts (From a Late Diagnosed Female)
The term “spectrum” didn’t even come into the DSM (aka the tool that they use to diagnose conditions like autism) until 1994 (with a revision in 2000).
In this post we’ll reveal what are “autism symptoms women.”
I’m an autistic with hyperlexia, synesthesia, and I’m dyslexic … all of the conditions that should contradict actually end up helping me. Here’s how:
#Fact: Jamie Lee Curtis won an Oscar on Sunday and showed up to her bestie Sharon Stone’s art show on Tuesday
I was already a HUGE fan of Jamie Lee Curtis … now? No words. Just look at the love between the two of them!!!!!
Dopamine dressing is a term used to describe the psychological process of selecting clothing and accessories that evoke feelings of pleasure and reward. This concept, popularized in fashion circles, has its roots in neuroscience, specifically the brain’s dopamine system. When we do something that makes us feel good – such as buying or wearing clothes we like – our brains release dopamine, a neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of satisfaction and pleasure.
I struggle a lot with how to describe synesthesia (specifically projection synesthesia). I have a lot of “versions” of it, and also experience “versions” of associative synesthesia (more on that in a sec). What I can say about synesthesia is that when I experience it, it is just “known.”
I’ve really struggled a lot with anger over such a late diagnosis (for both autism and synesthesia). I was angry for six months last year processing how much time and money I’ve spent in various therapists offices SHOUTING. AT. THE. TOP. OF. MY. LUNGS. “I am different, I am different, I am different. How am I different? Why am I different?”
My first Reel series has reached 3.8 million people. I am so happy to now understand “why I am so different.” Apparently a lot of other people are too!! So that begs the question, “what does ‘being different’ really mean?
My journey to my autism diagnosis has been as hilarious as the rest of my life. It started with a Human Lie Detector (who was a crock of cracker in a barrel), sidestepped to a diagnosis of Synesthesia, and while my psychologist agreed with my self diagnosis of Autism, she was not qualified (I discovered) to do a “full assessment.”
After that night, I recognized a pattern of me going somewhere, and 10 or so minutes later, the same “off body language” person would show up. Not the same person, a person with the same “off body language.”