Posted: Jun 01, 2018 11:56 am
by felltoearth
Keep It Real wrote:Much as some people far along the autistic spectrum sometimes flee deep into their condition as a defence/displacement from emotional realism/sensitivity/pain/trauma perhaps the same is true of those prone to psychosis? Although autism is generally thought to be an immutable/constant/permanent condition unlike psychosis AFAIK...interesting?

Two different things. In the case of Autism, shutting down is disconnecting from reality where psychosis is a distortion of it.

This is a very good description of shutting down here:

Not at all like psychosis.