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Neuroaffirming services for autistic people
Neuroaffirming services for autistic people
The estimated prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in individuals over 8 years is currently one in 44, with applied behavioural analysis being the most commonly used state-funded form of treatment for autism in the USA.1 Part of its widespread availability is the policy of the American Medical Association (AMA), which supported applied behavioural analysis as the first choice evidence-based treatment for autism.1 However, at the AMA House of Delegates annual meeting in June, 2023, Resolution 706 entitled, “Revision of H-185.921, removal of AMA support for applied behavior analysis”,1 put forward two changes.
·thelancet.com·
Neuroaffirming services for autistic people
stray autistic pariah-cat (@obrerx@neurodifferent.me)
stray autistic pariah-cat (@obrerx@neurodifferent.me)
#Autistics and #ADHD people: What are your most liked autistic-centered (or ADHD-centered) websites (created and edited by autistics and/or ADHDers) that have informative, well-sourced and thoughtful articles about autism, ADHD, and neurodiversity? @actuallyautistic@a.gup.pe #actuallyautistic #adhd @actuallyadhd@a.gup.pe
·neurodifferent.me·
stray autistic pariah-cat (@obrerx@neurodifferent.me)
Long-Term ADHD Medications and Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Long-Term ADHD Medications and Cardiovascular Disease Risk
When used for a prolonged time, pharmacologic treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were linked with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease—specifically hypertension and arterial disease—in a case-control study.
·jamanetwork.com·
Long-Term ADHD Medications and Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS)
Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS)

→ highly sensitive person (HSP) … a temperamental or personality trait involving "an increased sensitivity of the central nervous system and a deeper cognitive processing of physical, social, and emotional stimuli".

→ [Hochsensibilität (auch: Hypersensibilität oder Hochsensitivität) → https://w.wiki/8cUm

is a temperamental or personality trait involving "an increased sensitivity of the central nervous system and a deeper cognitive processing of physical, social, and emotional stimuli".
·en.wikipedia.org·
Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS)
A reverse Turing-test for predicting social deficits in people with Autism
A reverse Turing-test for predicting social deficits in people with Autism
Social symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are typically viewed as consequences of an impaired Theory of Mind, i.e. the ability to understand others’ covert mental states. Here, we test the assumption that such “mind blindness” may be due to the inability to exploit contextual knowledge about, e.g., the stakes of social interactions, to make sense of otherwise ambiguous cues (e.g., idiosyncratic responses to social competition). In this view, social cognition in ASD may simply reduce to non-social cognition, i.e. cognition that is not informed by the social context. We compared 24 adult participants with ASD to 24 neurotypic participants in a repeated dyadic competitive game against artificial agents with calibrated mentalizing sophistication. Critically, participants were framed to believe that they were competing against humans (social framing) or not (non-social framing), hence the “reverse Turing test”. In contrast to control participants, the strategy of people with ASD is insensitive to the game’s framing, i.e. they do not constrain their understanding of others’ behaviour with the contextual knowledge about the game (cf. competitive social framing). They also outperform controls when playing against simple agents, but are outperformed by them against recursive algorithms framed as human opponents. Moreover, computational analyses of trial-by-trial choice sequences in the game show that individuals with ASD rely on a distinctive cognitive strategy with subnormal flexibility and mentalizing sophistication. These computational phenotypes yield 79% diagnosis classification accuracy and explain 62% of the severity of social symptoms in people with ASD.
A reverse Turing-test for predicting social deficits in people with Autism
·biorxiv.org·
A reverse Turing-test for predicting social deficits in people with Autism
Autistic peer-to-peer information transfer is highly effective - Catherine J Crompton, Danielle Ropar, Claire VM Evans-Williams, Emma G Flynn, Sue Fletcher-Watson, 2020
Autistic peer-to-peer information transfer is highly effective - Catherine J Crompton, Danielle Ropar, Claire VM Evans-Williams, Emma G Flynn, Sue Fletcher-Watson, 2020
Effective information transfer requires social communication skills. As autism is clinically defined by social communication deficits, it may be expected that i...
·journals.sagepub.com·
Autistic peer-to-peer information transfer is highly effective - Catherine J Crompton, Danielle Ropar, Claire VM Evans-Williams, Emma G Flynn, Sue Fletcher-Watson, 2020
Memory, What's That?
Memory, What's That?
Hey friends, When first started to think I might have ADHD, I wrote up a giant list of all the things that I was struggling with that I thought could be related to ADHD. It was a lot of the typical things you would expect: difficulties with procrastination
·extrafocus.com·
Memory, What's That?
Focus! - Structured Blog
Focus! - Structured Blog
Structured combines your calendars and tasks. Set a time and duration for everything you need to do and get a visual timeline of your day, plus see where you have time to take a break.
·structured.app·
Focus! - Structured Blog
Re: ADHS bei Erwachsenen - Hummeln im Hirn
Re: ADHS bei Erwachsenen - Hummeln im Hirn
Re: ADHS bei Erwachsenen - Hummeln im Hirn | Video | ADHS galt lange als Krankheit von Kindern und Jugendlichen. Doch sie kann auch Erwachsene betreffen, wenn sie nicht früh erkannt wird und unbehandelt bleibt. Knapp fünf Prozent der Erwachsenen haben ADHS - und wissen es oft nicht. Jahrelange Leidensgeschichten sind die Folge, obwohl die Störung eigentlich gut behandelt werden kann.
·ardmediathek.de·
Re: ADHS bei Erwachsenen - Hummeln im Hirn
What is unique about my experience as an AuDHD Schizophrenic person? - Emergent Divergence
What is unique about my experience as an AuDHD Schizophrenic person? - Emergent Divergence
Over the years, I have spoken about my experience of psychosis and autism from the perspective of its uniqueness. However, over the last few years, I have come to accept that I am also ADHD, and I feel that addressing the particular intersections at play for AuDHD people experiencing psychosis is something that needs to
·emergentdivergence.com·
What is unique about my experience as an AuDHD Schizophrenic person? - Emergent Divergence