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Autism and Addiction

Autism and Addiction By Tony Attwood It used to be assumed that those who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder are not at greater risk of developing an addiction than those with any other developmental disorder. However, in my own clinical practice. I have seen an increasing number of adolescents and Read more…

Autism in Couples

Autism in Couples By Tony Attwood There are many qualities associated with autism that are appealing to a prospective partner. The person can be attentive, knowledgeable, creative, kind, endearingly immature, physically attractive, quiet, and inexperienced in romantic relationships. There can be compassion for their naive social abilities and having been Read more…

Managing an Autistic Meltdown

Managing an Autistic Meltdown By Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett Why do meltdowns occur? Autistic people often have a different way of: sensing internal and external stimuli problem-solving learning and organizing information understanding and relating to The daily challenges inherent in these differences can lead to the buildup of stress Read more…

Autism and Catatonia

Autism and Catatonia By Tony Attwood Autism is often associated with hyper-activity, but a very small proportion of autistic adolescents and adults can develop signs of catatonia, that is having considerable difficulty initiating and completing movements. The DSM5 diagnostic criteria include reference to the association between autism and catatonia and Read more…