It’s a very poorly kept secret that many people who are given a diagnosis of autism also meet the criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD. One could be forgiven forContinue reading “Autism and ADHD: The myth of co-occurring conditions”
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What purpose does the concept of mental “illness” serve?
As a Schizophrenic person, I see many talk about me as being mentally “ill” and in need of medicine. I do take medication, but for me, medication usage is similarContinue reading “What purpose does the concept of mental “illness” serve?”
The tin can conundrum: the problem with “labels”
What is the tin can conundrum? If autism isn’t a label, what is it? is diagnosis necessary? this article aims to answer these questions, and considers the nature of our current system and the structural oppression of neurodivergent people.
Mental health and the neurodiversity paradigm
When considering the landscape of mental health, we also have to consider the normalisation of stigma and the dehumanisation of those who are struggling. Since the advent of psychiatric medicine,Continue reading “Mental health and the neurodiversity paradigm”
Why requiring Autistic people to be diagnosed is a betrayal of the Neurodiversity movement
It has long been accepted that diagnosis is a privilege that many are not afforded. What is not discussed is how diagnosis itself feeds into the pathology paradigm that hasContinue reading “Why requiring Autistic people to be diagnosed is a betrayal of the Neurodiversity movement”
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