Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that motivates us to pursue things we think will be pleasurable. It keeps us feeding at the trough. If the mesolimbic dopamine system is broken, we are not motivated to do anything. Could it be one of the drivers of Pathological Demand Avoidance?
I’m finally out of the closet! The autism closet, that is. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, I wanted to share what my life with autism is like.