He never misses a deadline at work, yet cannot remember to give our dog his heart medication.Partners of people on the spectrum are drawn to what they can sense is inside their partner.Yet they feel shut out, left pining for connection with this special person who remains unreachable.It can be a confusing relationship, and one that can easily lead to resentment. When Joe would make an insightful comment during group session, this group therapist and members would share a hearty laugh, rolling their eyes that this sensitive man had been diagnosed as autistic. Shouldn't you be indifferent and focusing on dinosaurs? After a long day of running what he terms his "social program", feigning natural banter and hiding anxiety, he is exhausted.The decree affects about more than 100 different prescription and over-the-counter drugs as part of the decree, the company has agreed to suspend manufacturing 73 other products (Ref: Validation Times, May 21, 2002).Schering received at least five warning letters and 483's.
My patient has progressed quickly in therapy, as do many adults on the spectrum. It took a few sessions to realize this fine gentleman suffered mightly with the symtoms of Asperger Syndrome, which he kept well managed and thoroughly hidden.After even minor social interactions he routinely found himself exhausted, and would retreat to soothing, isolated activity: sculpture, writing, woodworking. In fact, the only person to suspect he was on the spectrum was his wife, who puzzled endlessly about this curious man. Yet he ignores my birthday and hangs up before saying goodbye.He's so charming with others, yet so silent at home.No one realized - in fact he often went without realizing - that his baseline anxiety approached panic on a regular basis.As soon as he was out of bed, existential angst was his constant companion.