Wading through treacle

Thoughts on autism, inertia and 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
  • incr...

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 it and I can't turn it towards me. I want to play a game...