Signs and traits of Autism and Asperger’s in women

While not as many females as males are diagnosed with autism, girls who are diagnosed with it grow into women who have it. Autism often goes undiagnosed in girls. Girls often get misdiagnosed or get their diagnosis later in life (like myself). Asperger’s Syndrom is nowadys reffered to as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)..

Learning Self-Compassion – The 31 Day Challenge

Complimenting yourself helps you see the positives, not just in yourself, but in your surroundings. Harvard University researcher found that the benefits of writing three things you’re grateful for each night because it trains your brain to scan the past 24 hours for positive things while pushing minor annoyances to the background. This exercise, intended to combat the flow of negative self-talk naturally produced in our brains, is just ridiculous enough to be effective. Science agrees.

Selfcare-Tips for Skin Picking

Skin picking (also dermatillomania or excoriation disorder) is a mental disorder, in which those affected pathologically scratch, squeeze or pinch their skin uncontrollably, leaving (infected) wounds and scars. Dermatillomania is classified as an impulse control disorder and is a recognized mental illness. The damaging behavior is often triggered by a scab, sunburn, a mosquito bite, a rash or a pimple in connection with individual stressful situations. Some skin-pickers act more subconsciously, for example when they are bored or under pressure while reading, watching TV or sitting infront of the computer; for others, this condition has become part of their daily routine..

PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) Test For Adults

This test includes questions relating to PDA and autism and can be used to help people better determine whether the profile of PDA and autism relate to them. This test was developed for adults but the questions can also be used for children. There are a number of questions, separated into two groups, the first lot are for PDA traits only and the second lot are for traits of autism found in PDAers. These questions should show how PDA the person may be and how autistic the person may be.