Abbreviations

Abbreviations for the Autistic Blogs list:

ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ARFID – Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
AIWS – Alice in Wonderland syndrome
Anx. – Anxiety
APD – Auditory Processing Disorder
BAP – Broad Autism Phenotype
BPD – Borderline Personality Disorder (or Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder)
CPA – Certified Public Accountant
CPTSD – complex PTSD
DID – Dissociative Identity Disorder
Dep. – Depression
Dx __ – Diagnosed with Autism (at age __ or within age range __)
ED – Eating Disorders
EDS – Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
FB – Face-Blindness (Prosopagnosia)
FND – Functional Neurological Disorder (formerly known as PNES)
GAD – Generalized Anxiety Disorder
GERD – Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
HH – Hard of Hearing or Deaf
JHS – Joint Hypermobility Syndrome
infreq. – blog posts are infrequent (widely spaced in time)
LGBTQ+ – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, and others
ME – Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
ND – Neurodivergent
NSp – Non-Speaking, doesn’t speak fluently
NT – Neurotypical (neurologically typical)
OCD – Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
OCPD – Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
PDA – Pathological Demand Avoidance
PNES – Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
POTS – Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
PTSD – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder
SPD – Sensory Processing Disorder
VSS – Visual Snow Syndrome

Other co-occurring conditions:
addiction
alcoholism
alexithymia
anosmia (no sense of smell)
aphantasia
autoimmune (disease)
bipolar
cerebral palsy
chronic illness
chronic pain
dysautonomia
dyscalculia
dysgraphia
dyslexia
dyspraxia
epilepsy
excoriation (skin picking)
fibromyalgia
gender dysphoria
hyperacusis
hyperlexia
Irlen (Syndrome) (also Meares-Irlen or Visual Stress)
Lyme (disease)
Meniere’s (disease)
migraines
psychosis
schizoaffective (disorder)
self-harm
synesthesia
Tourette’s (Syndrome)
trichotillomania (hair pulling)
vision impairment

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