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?