Nurse on the Spectrum
Musings and rantings of an autistic nurse in the U.K.
Likes: Going to Mass, travel, modern languages, philosophy, reading, psychology, music, cooking, intelligent debate.
Dislikes: Ignorance, narcissism, abusive people, bullies, people with uncompromising far left political leanings, people with uncompromising far right political leanings, hypocrisy, double standards, intolerance of different beliefs and opinions.
Pets: 3 cats, Jerry, Smudge, and Eddie.
Animals are the best; they beat people any day. Always be suspicious of people who dislike cats…
Lives: London, England.
Autistic adults and children are known to be at heightened risk of abuse. It is difficult to gauge the true prevalence of this sad reality but it is known that autistic people typically report higher instances of adverse life events than neurotypical people. When it comes to relational abuse, the reasons for this appear toContinue reading “Autistic women and domestic abuse”
I often wonder how many people who are diagnosed late in life (like myself) are also deeply traumatised by adverse life experiences and by navigating a world they find challenging and confusing? At age 39, I have already collected a catalogue of psychiatric diagnoses and have spent years on powerful psychotropic drugs which I believeContinue reading “Undiagnosed autism and trauma-the missing link”
Being recently diagnosed as autistic has literally knocked me sideways. It explains so much but leaves so many more unanswered questions: “Why has nobody noticed this before now”? “How common is it for people to be diagnosed this late”? It also gives me a sense of calm and of a self validation that I neverContinue reading “Autism and me”
I’m Sarah, a thirty something autistic woman. I am one of the increasing number of women diagnosed later in life having been swallowed up by the overwhelmingly male, public school boy’s club of modern psychiatry. Most of the psychiatrists that I have seen over the years have been, frankly, useless. Many are unempathic and IContinue reading “Nurse on the Spectrum”
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