Catatonia vs. inertia

I held another discussion group at Autscape. I forgot to put a 'non-confidential activity' sign on the door, so I can't refer directly to anything said there. Last year's group had about 45 people. That was fine because at that point I was looking to get a good breadth of…

Autism diagnosis in south London

There has been a bit of a stir in the media about autism diagnosis being restricted in south London. Headlines range from saying that autism diagnosis will be radically reduced (BBC) to implying that there will be no autism diagnosis there at all any more (Wimbledon Guardian). No more autism…

Catatonia links

Terms If you're doing internet research about catatonia, particularly milder forms, you may also want to try some of these terms: initiation deficit parkinsonism abulia avolition adynamia asthenia Links Childhood catatonia, autism and psychosis past and present: is there an ‘iron triangle’? - E. Shorter and L. E. Wachtel An…

Autistic catatonia

Autistic catatonia is an under recognised deterioration in motor function in autistic people, which most often occurs in adolescence. Catatonia has these features: increased slowness affecting movements and/or verbal responses increased reliance on physical or verbal prompting by others increased passivity and apparent lack of motivation Parkinsonian features (e.…

Stuck

I can't move. Everything is a massive effort. I sit and think and wish I could do something, and nothing happens. I am cold, but I can't cross the room to close the window. I would like to watch TV, but it's turned the wrong way so I can't see…