my thoughts on 2 murder mystery books

    The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie 4/5 Can you imagine how fun it must be (I'm kidding) sitting down and imagining … these murder scenarios? Do the writers fox themselves? Because characters, even if we do ultimately control them, still do what they damn well like. I also love Agatha Christie’s … Continue reading my thoughts on 2 murder mystery books

A Film Noir student, John – Paul George ‘Ringo’ & the residents in a care home strike up alliances. In The Growing Pains of Jennifer Ebert: Aged 19 going on 90 by David M. Barnett.

Book Review The Growing Pains of Jennifer Ebert Aged 19 going on 90 David M. Barnett Trapeze (ARC sent by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review) AMAZON / BN / WATERSTONES / INDIEBOUND Jennifer is a student, studying film noir. With student accommodation not yet built she is living off campus … Continue reading A Film Noir student, John – Paul George ‘Ringo’ & the residents in a care home strike up alliances. In The Growing Pains of Jennifer Ebert: Aged 19 going on 90 by David M. Barnett.

My Thoughts on Death Beside the Seaside by T. E. Kinsey

Death Beside the Seaside by T E Kinsey Published by Thomas & Mercer Published 22nd October 2019 Amazon I have read one of the Lady Hardcastle mysteries by T.E. Kinsey before. I wasn’t completely sold on it. I downloaded Death Beside the Seaside because I wanted to give these characters and author another go. I … Continue reading My Thoughts on Death Beside the Seaside by T. E. Kinsey

Common Misdiagnoses Given to Undiagnosed Autistic Women

The Other Autism

“There is increasing evidence that … autism symptoms in women and girls are frequently overlooked and misdiagnosed.”

Robert T. Muller

Autistic females and some males who have not yet received an autism diagnosis often go through life with only partial explanations for their difficulties and differences. These explanations usually come in the form of psychiatric and mental health misdiagnoses, incorrect, or partial diagnoses.

Common misdiagnoses and partial diagnoses given to undiagnosed autistic individuals include:

  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Depression
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Anorexia and/or other eating disorders
  • Phobias

It should be noted that just as these conditions can co-occur in various combinations in those who are not autistic (aka neurotypical), autistic individuals can also have one or more of the above conditions. The majority of autistic individuals, for example, are diagnosed with anxiety and/or depression and/or…

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Life in Lockdown: What Matters When All Is Lost

A Life Hidden

Silhouette of a person looking out of a window

On the eve of 2020, in New Year Reflections, I looked back on a difficult 2019 and asked: “What might I be called upon to face this year?” I could not have imagined what lay ahead – not only for me, but for the entire world.

Living through the coronavirus pandemic is both a global and deeply personal experience. The world is afraid. With many countries now in lockdown, humanity is collectively facing the loss of freedom: the loss of freedom to move; the loss of freedom to plan; the loss of freedom simply not to be afraid.

My individual story sits somewhere among billions of others. There are people who will remember these months as the very worst time of their lives, when they fell seriously ill or faced the loss of a loved one – perhaps even both. There are families forced apart when they need one…

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