Autism Spectrum DSM 5 Diagnostic Criteria – B4.¬†Hyper- or hyporeactivity to sensory input or unusual interests in sensory aspects of the environment

Coming soon… After being on the NHS waiting list for an autism assessment for over 18 months, I’m finally having one in two weeks. I can’t possibly communicate my symptoms verbally to two psychiatrists, i.e. strangers, in an unfamiliar building, after getting two buses to the autism assessment centre, and changing buses in one of […]

Autism Spectrum DSM 5 Diagnostic Criteria – B3.¬†Highly restricted, fixated interests that are abnormal in intensity or focus

Coming soon… After being on the NHS waiting list for an autism assessment for over 18 months, I’m finally having one in two weeks. I can’t possibly communicate my symptoms verbally to two psychiatrists, i.e. strangers, in an unfamiliar building, after getting two buses to the autism assessment centre, and changing buses in one of […]

Autism Spectrum DSM 5 Diagnostic Criteria – B2.¬†Insistence on sameness, inflexible adherence to routines, or ritualized patterns or verbal nonverbal behavior

Coming soon… After being on the NHS waiting list for an autism assessment for over 18 months, I’m finally having one in two weeks. I can’t possibly communicate my symptoms verbally to two psychiatrists, i.e. strangers, in an unfamiliar building, after getting two buses to the autism assessment centre, and changing buses in one of […]

Autism Spectrum DSM 5 Diagnostic Criteria – B1. Stereotyped or repetitive motor movements, use of objects, or speech

Coming soon… After being on the NHS waiting list for an autism assessment for over 18 months, I’m finally having one in two weeks. I can’t possibly communicate my symptoms verbally to two psychiatrists, i.e. strangers, in an unfamiliar building, after getting two buses to the autism assessment centre, and changing buses in one of […]

Autism Spectrum DSM 5 Diagnostic Criteria – A3. Deficits in developing, maintaining, and understanding relationships

Coming soon… After being on the NHS waiting list for an autism assessment for over 18 months, I’m finally having one in two weeks. I can’t possibly communicate my symptoms verbally to two psychiatrists, i.e. strangers, in an unfamiliar building, after getting two buses to the autism assessment centre, and changing buses in one of […]

Autism Spectrum DSM 5 Diagnostic Criteria – A2. Deficits in nonverbal communicative behaviors used for social interaction

Coming soon… After being on the NHS waiting list for an autism assessment for over 18 months, I’m finally having one in two weeks. I can’t possibly communicate my symptoms verbally to two psychiatrists, i.e. strangers, in an unfamiliar building, after getting two buses to the autism assessment centre, and changing buses in one of […]