Is Autism a Stress Adaptation?

Could Autism be seen as a Stress Adaptation? Author: Lori Hogenkamp, B.A. Psychology Edited: July 24, 2018 Introduction ......ABSTRACT/INTRO in works.... On the cellular level, stress, or how the body-brain maintains homeostasis, is through complex physiological responses called allostasis (McEwen, 2017). These various stress coping strategies and trade-offs are quite individualistic, on both the social … Continue reading Is Autism a Stress Adaptation?

Original Paper: Autism, Stress and The Creative Brain

April 2009 Note: This was my original hypothesis paper (thought process). I started this journey with my own realization of my own autism. I knew that my own brain wasn't broken and seemed to be working in overdrive and I asked the question: What if these brains already had a unique way of processing information … Continue reading Original Paper: Autism, Stress and The Creative Brain

Perfect Stress is not an Amount (Part 1)

In a PsychologyToday article entitled “The Perfect Amount of Stress” the author, Thea Singer, contemplates “when do we have too little stress and when do we have too much stress?” A good question, but likely an over-simplified one. A better question might be: “When have we been overly programmed by stress and when do the … Continue reading Perfect Stress is not an Amount (Part 1)