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Problems with Itemizing?

Hello, I'm new here. The first thing I'll say is that autism runs in my family. It is suspected that both of my grandmothers were born with it, one of my cousins was diagnosed with it (as well as my brother), and we are pretty sure that my dad and possibly his sister are on the autistic spectrum as well.

Over the last decade or so, it has been suspected that I may be on ...
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Can’t bring myself to tell

I can’t admit to those close to me that I’m really not ok like I say I am. At a certain point I just began to suck it up and say something like I’m well how are you? Even able to say it with some spirit that really isn’t there. I’ve convinced myself that admitting to needing some sort of help isn’t an option. That I have to stay strong for my family because I ...
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Old Family Secret

Never told anyone else any of this before! Just wanted to share.

Several years ago I was wondering why we didn't associate with other members of the *mod edit* and found out a family secret! First I was told that my grandfather (born 1918) was the result of a rape and later after his death I was also told that it was his uncle (his mom's brother) that raped her and probably caused her death ...
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Emotionless???

Hi my name is Reece and I'm new here. I have been noticing, recently, that I have had a lot of trouble connecting with my emotions. I thinks it has been going on for a while but I just haven't really acknowledged it. I am trying to figure out whats going on so any help would be really appreciated. Whenever I "should" be experiencing a strong emotion such as happiness or sadness or anger I ...
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For the people who never had a friend

I am with you.
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How can I find out

If the dumb thoughts I have are because of my mental disease or because I'm a dumb person?
I know I'm in the schizophrenia spectrum. I've had hallucinations and I understand I have a tendency not to raciocinate well because of the fact that I'm in the spectrum. But not every time one has a dumb thought is because he has mental disease or because his brain failed. I don't know if was on the ...
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Schizoaffective disorder, anxiety and self-harm

Have had schizoaffective disorder for over 10 years. Over the past 3 months working as volunteer for local charity shop, I reached the stage where I would like to go into paid work as my confidence grew. But a few days ago had panic attack at work to the point of shaking. Said I felt unwell and left. Since then I have low mood, a few negative voices and have began cutting myself. I have ...
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I finally got help

My mental illness has caused me and others a lot of grief in my life, I lost relationships, marriages, I had a horrible temper, jealous, insecure, rages. The one thing I remember clearly was when my last husband, came into the room, and I was doing something in the closet, and I just screamed at him, and he looked at me, and said, you are a mean woman, and walked out. Next day he told ...
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mom lived in my dorm to help me with depression!

My mom and I are very close, possibly enmeshed. She even lived with me in my dorm room (a single) all of last year (I'm 21, female by the way). We shared a twin bed and and she even ate from the dining halls and used the showers. She was only planning to stay a couple of nights but she never left. I tried my best to keep her hidden (sneaking her up food from ...
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Mirror-Touch Sysnthesia, Empathy Etc.

So, I've been trying to find as much information on a condition i have, and still trying to get a research group to attend to so i could do an fMRI.

(Mirror-Touch Sysnthesia)

Here's something i wrote that explains how i feel:
What I knew before Mirror-Touch-Feeling-Empathy Reflection Synesthesia.‎

So i figured out how and why I feel empathy and touch the way I do.‎
Being caused by connecting and processing all the physical and ...
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