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Answer Aspergers Vol 1: Diagnosis or Suspicion. COPYRIGHT

Answer Asperger’s © 2011, Andrew Bland. Smashwords Edition.

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The obligatory disclaimer.

I have had to learn this stuff myself because this book did not exist for me. The books I read made me worse and depressed! I had to make something new. Whilst I am very much the authority on my own experience and that’s the perspective I have written from, it’s the only one I have. So, for that reason, I’m obliged to say that I am not a medical professional and this is not medical or legal advice, it’s just personal opinion. Frankly, I hope it’s more than that but I legally have to say this. Errors are my fault and if you spot any, please let me know. Thank you for your interest in this book – by the end of volume 3, you will know a huge amount of information that makes life easier

Table of Contents

Introduction

Disclaimer part 2

Part 1 - The ASD Brain

The Triune Brain

The Myth of 100% Genetic Determinism

Neuroplasticity (Brain Re-adaptation)

The Butterfly Effect of Infancy

The Orbital Frontal Cortex (OFC)

Obsessions and the Inability to Let Go

Expectations

Satisfaction and Reward

Judgements

Social Decision Making

Eye Contact

The Anterior Cingulate Cortex (ACC)

The ACC and Sex

Self-Interest

The Amygdala

Emotional Filtering

Social Pleasure, Pain and Reward

Theory of Mind

Part 2 - Emotions

Emotional Feeling v’s Logical Thinking

Bi-directional Real-Time Theory of Mind A.K.A. Empathy

Emotionally Frozen

Aspergers or Toxic Shame?

Stuck-Emotion

Take Responsibility for your Emotions

Part 3 – The World of Belief

Make Believe

Beliefs About Beliefs (“meta belief”)

The Power of YOUR Beliefs

Belief and the Brain

Sources of belief

Belief and BPD

Belief, Childhood and all that stuff!

Limiting beliefs v’s Creative Beliefs

Breaking Beliefs Down.

Beliefs Audit

Installing Beliefs.

Part 4 - Self-Image, Self-Talk, Self-Acceptance and other self related stuff

Self-Image

Self-Talk

Self-Acceptance.

Transcending Self-Esteem

Self-Confidence

A last word!

Introduction

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