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Tag: autism and bipolar

The Journey: Our Neurological Perfect Storm

The Journey: Our Neurological Perfect Storm

On average: 35% of people who have autism will develop epilepsy at some point in their lives 45% of people with developmental disabilities have at least one co-occurring mental disorder 75% of people who have autism have a parent with a mental disorder These are […]

The Autism-Bipolar Link

The Autism-Bipolar Link

I first became interested in the concept of autism and dual diagnoses (aka comorbidities, although the term is not used much these days, I’ve discovered) long before my autistic son was also diagnosed with bipolar. I’d been picking up on “rumors” here and there about […]

When It’s Not Okay

When It’s Not Okay

I call my son’s name about five times to try to get his attention. He is clambering on top of a 5,900-foot high volcanic plug in southern Oregon called Pilot Rock. Everyone in our group has reached the summit and is walking around on the […]