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[–] SaneGoatiSwore 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

The last time I checked, there was no such thing as aspergers. Introversion was simply typical male behavior for more egalitarian societies., as extroversion and narcissism is higher among females in said populations.

Treating boys as defective girls is a fun academic exercise, but neurology has found there is no "autism spectrum". You either have ladder like neuronal defects in your brain structure, or you don't.

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[–] Celestial_teapot [S] ago 

I found this article, it looks like ASD is now an umbrella that includes some aspie traits and some autism traits.

I wish they could do brain scans to accurately define mental issues. That video was interesting.

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[–] SaneGoatiSwore ago  (edited ago)

DSM is garbage, National Institute for Mental Health claims, "patients deserve better", because that book is selection bias: Let's group a bunch of similar looking outcomes and call it a disorder. This makes the "disorder" untreatable as disparate causes can produce similar outcomes, but different causes will not respond to the same treatments. This also leads to grouping of normal cognitive behavior under the umbrella of mentally defects, needlessly medicating people, but increasing profits of pharmaceutical corporations.

https://science.slashdot.org/story/13/05/06/2318238/nimh-distances-itself-from-dsm-categories-shifts-funding-to-new-approaches

Neurological approaches to diagnoses are now being prioritized by legit mental health establishments, leaving mostly ignorant or anti-scientific quacks to promote DSM style definition of mental maladies.

Is ordinary teen angst / rebellion a mental disorder? It is now in DSM5: O.D.D. Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Get all teens medicated STAT! (You are being deceived. ODD? Come on, that's blatantly trolling, even)

Protip: Teen angst is a drive for independence seen in nearly all mammals as they reach sexual maturity. The social structure of today is at odds with this hormone driven biological impulse, and so DSM says we should medicate independence away rather teach parents to stop babying children and give them responsibilities sooner.

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[–] pipispapas ago 

the only knowledge I have for aspergers comes from south park

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[–] Celestial_teapot [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

That's great.