Thought I'd share this meme I found. Very apt...
I love this, simple but effective and very true. It should be everywhere on this site, well found Tom.
Personally I've not had that experience, so don't know if what's said is accurate. What is captured well though is that the adults would say such things as much as the children - apparently, being an "adult" doesn't mean you have to be responsible with what you teach your children... :(
It's a great visual of the ignorance and the need for understanding.
I agree that it's very apt. And at one time or another I have been accused of being each of these.
Imagine being autistic and bipolar.
Yes. Or autistic and BPD. I think the autism is the main condition with my behaviours. But I also exhibit most of the major symptoms of BPD, except self-harming.
I have a friend who is (non-autistic) BPD. She doesn't have a diagnosis yet but she has just been referred for one.
I think I was autistic before I was bipolar.
What is really strange and revealing is that I present totally differently as an autistic person depending on whether I am in a depressive or manic phase e.g. I don't have ADHD when I am in a depressive stage but I do when I am in a manic phase.
That's interesting. I tend to be less focused when I'm depressed. But I can be intensely focused once I'm fired up and feeling positive.
Perhaps it would be more accurate if I had said my friend rather than a friend. A friend implies to me that I have more than one friend.