This website is a showcase for my writing. However, I don’t just write fiction. Three years ago, I got myself diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome (AS), which remains a poorly-understood condition, particularly in women. Following my diagnosis, I set out to understand the causes and effects of AS.
In short, I did a great deal of reading and delved deeply into the scientific literature, which itself is far from reaching a consensus. My reading pointed towards AS being a hypo-dopaminergic disorder (similiar to ADHD, although very different in its visible symptoms) and this is the idea I pursued. To order my thoughts, I began to write them down.
This evolved into a scientific paper of my own, which is a review of the literature on hypo-dopaminergic conditions and my hypothesis on how AS fits into this model. Since I am not a qualified neurologist attached to an academic institution, paying the fee necessary for publication in a recognised scientific journal is beyond my means, although I would greatly prefer to publish it following peer-review. Therefore I present my paper here in the hope that it might eventually contribute in some way to the ongoing research on AS.