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
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)
GAD – Generalized Anxiety Disorder
HH – Hard of Hearing or Deaf
JHS – Joint Hypermobility Syndrome
infreq. – blog posts are infrequent (widely spaced in time)
ME – Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
ND – Neurodivergent
NT – Neurotypical (neurologically typical)
NV – Non-Verbal (non-speaking)
OCD – Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
PDA – Pathological Demand Avoidance
PNES – Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
POTS – Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
PTSD – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
SPD – Sensory Processing Disorder
VSS – Visual Snow Syndrome

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

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