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Episode 14 - Back to the Clinic

Autism test

Dr Christian returns to the theme of Autism to report back on the 200,000 people who had filled in our online Autism test. With the help of Mind Lab International he delves into the often misunderstood world of autism. By watching a short fictional film, Dr Christian can see how his view of certain events is completely different to those with autism – explaining that those afflicted with the condition find it harder to communicate and have real trouble understanding facial expressions and body language. We also catch up with Professor Simon Baron-Cohen to discuss the results of this test and what they mean. All of us fall somewhere on the autistic scale and you can take a test yourself here >

To watch more of Professor Baron-Cohen’s interview go to Embarrassing Bodies Live and watch Episode 2.

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Hi my son is really got bad behave problems he only seven and he Justed don't listen to me got low self a steam in him self finds it hard to soal lies with ppl his Group he keep getting pulled up by his teacher everyday and I feel I can't cope I tested him for adhd and they said he ant got it he bit this girl in his school hugs her so tight and lets go plz help me I don't no what his got





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I very much disagree with and dislike the medicalisation of Autism portrayed here. At what point do you feel it is ok to start labelling people who are neurologically different as disordered? Have a look at GCHQ, they employ 100 neurodivergent people and have the insight and good manners to call them neurodivergent. You may recall how homosexual people were once called "disordered" or that they had "a condition" Take care, emabarrasing bodies, history may judge you harshly here. Do your homework and do not de-humanise Autistic human beings in your speech and in your minds.





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I in my right hand i have server numbness and pain daily in my 1st three fingers.. This used to be through the night only.. But now happens through the day as well...





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Thanks to dr Google it seems I have autism. With hindsight this makes lots of sense. I did several online tests & scored very high(41 out of 45). Looking at the bbehavious characteristic of autistic people I match so many of them. I take everything literally I am obsessive about numbers especially statistics I see patterns in many things and so on. Can u help me as I'm a 40 yr old man & I've really struggled through life. I'm not sure what to do next in terms of help/support.





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Hello Richard. I am in my 50s and have autism. I have only known for sure for 3 years now, and most people I know don't even realise. I'm very like you in that I get obsessive about numbers and statistics. I was non-verbal until I was 5, and then at primary school, long before it even occurred to anyone, I had autism, the teacher once called my mum to speak to her. She said to her, “Look at David’s drawings, then look at the other children’s”. My mum didn’t notice at first, but she then said, “Look at the detail in it. David’s the only one to have put lines down the middle of the road, and numbers and TV aerials on the houses he’s drawn. Out of all the children here, he’s the only one to have actually done this”. To this day, I see patterns in everything, and notice small details in things. It's just the way I am. I can relate to a lot of what you say about yourself, I too take everything literally, and feel I've struggled through life. Another thing I find is get very unpset when I see friends are unhappy. It's a shame that, because of confidentiality on this forum, I can't chat with you individually, as I'd like to very much, but I wish you well in everything in the future.

On sitting down I'm getting pins and needles in my legs,right down to my feet,





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Hi my son is 6 I've been taking him since he was 18 months to gp I think he is autistic he has sensory issues bt now he has started smearing poor over the walls I've still have to help him to wipe his bum .what do I do to get a diagnosis ?





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How do I know if I have anxiety?





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