Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Heavy Question about Autism

I have a question for my readers that I hope will cause a discussion on this topic: do you think that people on the spectrum are prone to weight issues?  I am bringing up this topic for a couple reasons.  First of all, many medications used to treat negative autistic characteristics such as Risperdal cause an increase of appetite.  I have taken Risperdal for the past twelve years, and ever since that time I have been overweight.  Also, obsessive autistic behavior can cause habit where someone on the spectrum has to eat something at a certain time or they experience sensory issues.   Whether this same problem is common for people on the spectrum is a question I am trying to find out.  What do you think?

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