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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Diagnosis - to tell or not?

Posted: 15 Apr 2008, 9:35 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 3,650

Please tell him. When I realized in college I had Aspergers, it was a relief because I no longer felt like I was so inadequate, it wasn't a personal character flaw or my own lack of effort that I wasn't like other people. I wish my parents would have realized this and talked to me about it. It might...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How my negatives notions about nurses were validated.

Posted: 18 Mar 2008, 8:25 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 2,623

1. coughing properly after open heart surgery is done so that you don't get pneumonia. it's evidence based practice, and it should be done every two hours. yes, it just had open heart surgery, of course it is going to hurt 2. if you had open heart surgery, it means you have heart dise...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: is compromising good for aspies?

Posted: 10 Mar 2008, 10:38 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,104 parents wanted me to do a lot of team things as a child and I absolutely hated it. My one year of middle school basketball was really terrible. However, team things are the only way to learn social is a dilemma. I would say that you should help your child to find a social act...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you offend people unintentionally?

Posted: 26 Feb 2008, 12:07 pm 

Replies: 47
Views: 6,506

often.....i never mean to, but i say stupid things. it is part of the reason i stay so quiet.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: When did you know you were different?

Posted: 26 Feb 2008, 12:05 pm 

Replies: 68
Views: 6,074

Pretty much as long as I can probably about starting in kindergarden.

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Autistic Thinking and Schizoid PD?

Posted: 26 Feb 2008, 11:58 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 20,388

Schizoid PD and other personality disorders aren't real medical conditions. They are nothing more than labels that a bunch of people who think they are better than everyone else give to people with personalities they don't approve of. Just because someone doesn't like your personality doesn't give ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Jenny McCarthy Honored For Efforts Towards Autism

Posted: 04 Feb 2008, 1:13 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 4,566

Eugh.....I don't like Jenny McCarthy. When she was on Oprah she sounded like a complete idiot. It makes me sad that simply because she is a celebrity with a pretty face people listen to her and think she should be honored, regardless of whether or not what she says is backed up with research!

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: How do I progress from here?

Posted: 22 Jan 2008, 9:37 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 123

"hey, there's this new restaurant i've been meaning to try, wanna get lunch?" "this movie looks good, wanna go see it?" what are you up to tonight? (if she's not doing anything) wanna go get a drink? i really like such and such bar" "want to grab a cup of coffee sometime?" etc, etc, etc good luck :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: the Architypal "nerd" as an aspie stereotype

Posted: 02 Jan 2008, 12:35 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 3,417

Smelena wrote:
ngonz wrote:
Leo21k wrote:
Where does a conservative, young "nerdy" guy go to meet a like-minded, intelligent girl?

I recommend a nurse! Nurses are smart.


high five! :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did it occur to you maybe you're Schizoid and not an Aspie?

Posted: 22 Dec 2007, 10:19 pm 

Replies: 116
Views: 13,026

[quote="Icarus_Falling Logical culmination of the various diagnostic criteria: I cannot exist. Good fortune, - Icarus defies all attempts at analysis and categorization...[/quote] hmm.....have they come up with a marketable drug for nonexistance yet? maybe i could try it as i do not have a proper la...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did it occur to you maybe you're Schizoid and not an Aspie?

Posted: 22 Dec 2007, 9:26 pm 

Replies: 116
Views: 13,026

another difference is that i think personality disorders are supposed to appear in adolescence, whereas developmental disorders appear much earlier, as a toddler. most diagnosis of developmental disorders are done in children, after all, but i believe personality disorders must be done in adolescent...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did it occur to you maybe you're Schizoid and not an Aspie?

Posted: 22 Dec 2007, 9:22 pm 

Replies: 116
Views: 13,026

persons who are schizoid do not desire relationships, and do not take pleasure in relationships, wheras i believe many aspies do. furthermore, persons with schizoid often have magical thinking or cognitive disruptions, and i would say most AS people are logical and fairly smart.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do your AS traits reduce when you try to be relaxed?

Posted: 12 Dec 2007, 11:47 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,096 AS traits definately get worse in stressful situations, and they definately get better when I am calm and relaxed, such as in a familiar enviornoment or when I've had a few drinks. I have also heard people say that anti anxiety medication helps with AS.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: MYTH BUSTED: Adults DO Grow New Brain Cells

Posted: 12 Dec 2007, 11:32 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 7,974

Wait, so actually the title of this post is inaccurate: adults do NOT grow new brain cells. The cells they already have are plastic and can grow new connections. Except not axons....those cannot be regrown.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: MYTH BUSTED: Adults DO Grow New Brain Cells

Posted: 12 Dec 2007, 11:24 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 7,974

I think the myth stems from the fact that the brain cannot actually regenerate lost cells or create new cells. You will never have more brain cells than you started with. Once your spinal cord is severed, it will not grow back. Once neurons are destroyed due to disease, they will not grow back. Inte...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: 'Stop rolling your eyes!'

Posted: 03 Dec 2007, 12:10 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 8,731

when i was younger my mom would always yell at me for rolling my eyes at her. even though i never once tried to do so, or even knew i was doing anything different with my eyes. it must be an aspie thing, because i have never heard of anyone else having this problem.
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