Autism Articles

Weird Behaviors

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, February 9th, 2013
From an 18 year old young woman: I have started to notice my weird behaviors. I don't have many friends and I prefer to be alone. I do this weird hand flapping thing when I get too excited. I am confused and sad a ...

Do I Have Mental Illness Too?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Monday, February 4th, 2013
I have a few family members with mental illnesses such as narcissistic personality disorder, bipolar, alcoholism, and arrested development and siblings with autism. I am not sure if I have a mental illness since I am only a teen and life is just starting out ...

I Have Had an Imaginary Friend my Entire Life

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
To preface this, I have eidetic memory and therefore can remember large chunks of my early childhood. I grew up in a fairly normal middle-class home, with two parents, a roof over my head and a great education. However, ever since I was young, my ...

Sad and Lonely — Can I Change?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
My entire life I have been sad and lonely. As the years have passed, I kept hoping that things would get better but they never did. I have too many problems and I don't know how to deal with all of them. My sister has autism ...
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