Asperger syndrome

A blog about Asperger’s syndrome / Asperger disorder.

This Week in Health News: Printing Body Parts, Mental Health, and the ‘War’ over Junior Doctors’ Contracts

16Feb

A major new report on the state of mental health care in the UK was released this week

In the last few weeks, the NHS has been going through one of the most turbulent periods in its recent history. As you will probably have already seen, the struggles continued last week even as the crisis over junior doctors’ … Continue reading

  

This Week in Health News: Children’s Mental Health, and How Much do You Cost the NHS?

9Feb

How much have you cost the NHS?

After weeks of debate and strikes, the NHS continues to dominate the news this week. For a start, junior doctors are due to strike again tomorrow (Wednesday 10th February), over the ongoing dispute about proposed changes to their contracts. A … Continue reading

  

Telling the medical wheat from the chaff

8Jun

Ten days ago I had an exchange with Dr Janice Joneja which illustrated yet again the problems faced by conventional practitioners when dealing with little understood conditions such as autism. Dr Joneja had had an email from a dietitian who had … Continue reading

  

Sorry seems to be the hardest word

7Feb

Playgroups are great places for mothers and their children. The mothers get to sit down for an hour or so, chat to other mothers, observe the toddler pecking order, and have a cup of tea and a biscuit. The kids … Continue reading

  

Goodbye, Asperger’s Syndrome

5Dec

It might seem a little odd to say that I nearly jumped up and kissed the educational psychologist who diagnosed my son with Asperger’s Syndrome. But my relief at having a label – finally – was soon dissipated by the … Continue reading

  

Outside the box

29Nov

Thinking outside the box is what my Asperger’s child does – all the time. It’s completely normal for him. What’s difficult is thinking inside the box, thinking like the rest of us ‘normal’ people do. As he gets older, he … Continue reading

  

My son has Asperger’s

15Nov

I always thought parenthood would be like the images on Athena posters in the 1980’s (remember them?) – gorgeous men tenderly cradling perfect babies. But those babies didn’t have their own poo in their hairline or dribbles of carefully pureed … Continue reading