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Diagnostic criteria of Autism Spectrum Disorder should include Broad Autism Phenotype.

It's desirable, because Broad Autism Phenotype describes an wider range of individuals who exhibit problems with personality, language, and social-behavioral characteristics at a level that is considered to be higher than average but lower than is diagnosable with autism. some parts that I copied belongs to Very Well Health.

People who with wider range of individuals who exhibit problems with personality, language, and social-behavioral characteristics are considered to have some kind of developmental delay, and it's closely related to mild PDD-NOS. It's in the context of some kind of rare Pervasive Developmental Disorder or even undiagnosed Atypical Autism.


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Here is what PDD-NOS means from DSM-4:

This category should be used when there is a severe and pervasive impairment in the development of reciprocal social interaction or verbal and nonverbal communication skills, or when stereotyped behavior, interests, and activities are present, but the criteria are not met for a specific Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Schizophrenia, Schizotypal Personality Disorder, or Avoidant Personality Disorder. For example, this category includes "atypical autism"—presentations that do not meet the criteria for Autistic Disorder because of late age at onset, atypical symptomatology, or subthreshold symptomatology, or all of these.

The only difference is that you don't need to have severe communication impermanent as a diagnostic criteria for ASD.

In fact, you can have milder form of ASD, and have neurotypical traits on time.

All you need is to meet during developmental stages are:

(Not everyone with ASD will have the same symptoms)

B. Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities, as manifested by at least two of the following, currently or by history (examples are illustrative, not exhaustive; see text):

1. Stereotyped or repetitive motor movements, use of objects, or speech (e.g., simple motor stereotypies, lining up toys or flipping objects, echolalia, idiosyncratic phrases).

2. Insistence on sameness, inflexible adherence to routines, or ritualized patterns of verbal or nonverbal behavior (e.g., extreme distress at small changes, difficulties with transitions, rigid thinking patterns, greeting rituals, need to take same route or eat same food every day).

3. Highly restricted, fixated interests that are abnormal in intensity or focus (e.g.,

strong attachment to or preoccupation with unusual objects, excessively circumscribed or perseverative interests).

4. Hyper- or hyporeactivity to sensory input or unusual interest in sensory aspects of the environment (e.g., apparent indifference to pain/temperature, adverse response to specific sounds or textures, excessive smelling or touching of objects,

visual fascination with lights or movement).

Criteria A should be reserved when symptoms of ASD is more severe:

A. Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts, as manifested by the following, currently or by history (examples are illustrative,

not exhaustive; see text):

1. Deficits in social-emotional reciprocity, ranging, for example, from abnormal social approach and failure of normal back-and-forth conversation; to reduced sharing of interests, emotions, or affect; to failure to initiate or respond to social interactions.

2. Deficits in nonverbal communicative behaviors used for social interaction, ranging, for example, from poorly integrated verbal and nonverbal communication; to abnormalities in eye contact and body language or deficits in understanding and use of gestures; to a total lack of facial expressions and nonverbal communication.

3. Deficits in developing, maintaining, and understanding relationships, ranging, for ex-ample, from difficulties adjusting behavior to suit various social contexts; to difficulties in sharing imaginative play or in making friends; to absence of interest in peers.

There should be some changes in the diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

What to Know the Broad Autism Phenotype

Many people, particularly parents of autistic children, have mild autistic traits. Find out more about the Broad Autism Phenotype and what it means.

Hi Mighty people! Or Something about me #SchizotypalPersonalityDisorder

My name is Erik and I'm from Mexico, I'm 29 years old and I consider myself as a curious an quite peculiares guy, also with any doubt I'm an introvert, so I usually have a hard time with first impressions, however when I'm able to overcome this barrier, I usually sale myself as a person with a warm heart and a revolutionary mind. Even I don't practice any religion I think myself as a man of faith.

I've a degree in Material Science Engineering although currently I'm not exercising it. Among my hobbies I could highlight my passion for journaling and running but also I enjoy taking long walks in the nature and find joy in singing.

Although the last few years have been quite difficult for me I still believe that I've an amaizing potential since I think I've unique qualities, nevertheless, I definitely need to work on improving my social skills.

I'm clinically diagnosed as a person with an schizotypal personality disorder and epilepsy so in order to get some knowledge of myself I've spent a significant part of my time in reflecting about this condition trying to find a reason or a purpose to all the odd experiences I've lived in the past 5 years.

It's clear to me that anyone could easily argue that I've waste too much time trying to find a meaning to those events, and also that the approach I've choose is quite difficult to prove it true (more about this topic in the following posts) and ion fact I've had the same idea in the past.

I can't deny I've a whole record that proves I'm a flawed person and they in certain occasions the interpretations I gave to what my sense perceived were simply wrong, however I still believe what if we exclusively analyze this evidence, we could rush to the depressive conclusion that I'm just stupid.

As you might had notice at this point, things can escalate quite fast with me, yet I'm eager to share myself with the community.



I May Have a Personality Disorder

Hello All!

I hope you all are well and keeping yourselves healthy during this COVID pandemic. As for me, I'm doing alright and maintaining those guidelines to prevent getting COVID.

Back in July, I took a personality disorder quiz on Psych Central's website. Curious, I felt it was needed to understand myself. Upon taking the quiz, my results show as follows:

Avoidant Personality Disorder-89

Borderline Personality Disorder-78

Dependent Personality Disorder-78

Paranoid Personality Disorder-79

Schizoid Personality Disorder-71

Schizotypal Personality Disorder-58

Antisocial Personality Disorder-0

Although I am so glad that I do not have Antisocial Personality Disorder, which by the way I have researched and it's terrible, the scores next to the other personality disorders are alarming to me and it makes me very concerned. It was extremely concerning when I researched the other personality disorders with high scores, and it's very sad to me.  I showed these results to my cousin and she said herself that the scores of these personality disorders are very concerning. Although this is a result from an online quiz I took, I need to speak with my psychiatrist. I believe some of these personality disorders are why things have happened to me. As I am typing away in tears, I really do need to talk to someone. Bottling up my feelings will not help anymore. 

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Hi, I experience flat mood & unbearable boredom & emptiness for months now. It's excruciating. I don't know what to do.

Being isolated because of covid-19 lockdown makes it worse. I don't know what to do. Nothing is enjoyable. I can't feel any interest in anything. I'm taking antidepressants and antipsychotics and I wonder if the lack of emotions might be caused by them. What do you think? Do you know this miserable feeling of nothingness? What helps you? #Emptiness #lackofinterest #Depression #SchizotypalPersonalityDisorder