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Mental health and the diagnostic process: A neurofuturist perspective

As I discussed in my recent article about co-occurring conditions, the diagnostic process in psychiatry is inherently flawed on the basis that we have failed to find any meaningful relationshipContinue reading “Mental health and the diagnostic process: A neurofuturist perspective”

Is mental “illness” actually the brain trying to protect itself?

Up until about a year ago, I still sat firmly in the camp that, while I viewed myself as multiply neurodivergent, I was mentally ill. Over the past year IContinue reading “Is mental “illness” actually the brain trying to protect itself?”

Coping with psychiatric medication when Autistic

For many of us, medication is a necessary part of life. For a huge portion of the Autistic population, that medication is prescribed by a psychiatrist. Psychiatric medication can beContinue reading “Coping with psychiatric medication when Autistic”

Guide to starting new psychiatric medication for Autistic people

This article is not intended as medical advice, please speak to your prescriber for any medical questions pertaining to medication. This article is something of a survival guide based onContinue reading “Guide to starting new psychiatric medication for Autistic people”

Medication stigma and overcoming the shame of societies blame

I was happy to see that Autistic Inclusive Meets have restarted the #ShowUsYourMeds campaign. Campaigns like this are essential in normalising the life-saving medication that so many of us relyContinue reading “Medication stigma and overcoming the shame of societies blame”

Autistically medicated: the journey to find what works

My name is David, and I have to take a ton of medication to stay healthy. It’s taken years to find the balance, and recently, one of the main medicationsContinue reading “Autistically medicated: the journey to find what works”

Prescription addiction: a significant risk to Autistics

When I was using alcohol and drugs, a lot of them were illicit substances or novel psychoactives. But there was a group of drugs that made up the bulk ofContinue reading “Prescription addiction: a significant risk to Autistics”

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