21ST CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: An Experimental Autism Treatment Cost Me My Marriage. “Emotions came at me from all directions, so fast that I didn’t have a moment to process them. Before the T.M.S., I had fantasized that the emotional cues I was missing in my autism would bring me closer to people. The reality was very different. The signals I now picked up about what my fellow humans were feeling overwhelmed me. They seemed scared, alarmed, worried and even greedy. The beauty I envisioned was nowhere to be found.” This sounds like a science-fiction story, of the bleak variety.

Plus: “Later, people at work told me they’d liked me better the way I was before.” But, actually, there’s a happy ending.