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 Forum: The Haven   Topic: An "I beat depression" story

Posted: 08 Aug 2007, 12:13 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 831

I encountered major depression for the first time in my life early this summer, at age 30. I think I started feeling it some time early-to-mid April with it gradually getting worse, and from mid-May, it was a serious low - my appetite was really lacking, had somewhat of a hard time falling asleep wh...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Plotting their demise

Posted: 06 Aug 2007, 2:54 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,604

Do these thoughts appear without being on any medication? They sound a bit like SSRI-induced mania. I can identify with despising people in general, especially when I was around 20 years old, but I never had any general homicidal ideation.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you train in MA?

Posted: 04 Aug 2007, 2:08 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,100

I tried a bit of wrestling(Greco-roman style) at age 20 or so, but I never got any good at it so I quit. I had real problems learning the throws and lost my motivation because of that.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Risperidone and Autism

Posted: 01 Aug 2007, 2:47 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,585

I find the prescription of anti-psychotic "medication" to autistic people appalling. I read that some are prescribed it as early as two years of age, tens of thousands of children across the US. Autism doesn't cause goal-driven aggressive behaviour or intentional disruption of order, so people shoul...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: School for Aspies

Posted: 01 Aug 2007, 2:25 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 978

I'd definitely like to see a special school for people with AS where they can pursue their academic interests at an accelerated pace, and more flexibility with the curriculum. Teachers should monitor the pupils to see if anything is causing problems for them and try to solve that if so. So many of u...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Have you seen Michael Moore's "SiCKO?"

Posted: 31 Jul 2007, 11:12 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 4,227

I downloaded it and figured it might provide a bit of entertainment even though its content wasn't of much value, but I stopped watching when he started glorifying the Clintons, it was just too obvious it was a biased propaganda film. I think I'll find the Simpsons movie more intellectually sophisti...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: This is what I think Empathy is...

Posted: 30 Jul 2007, 3:25 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 2,634

You must distinguish between obedience and morality. Morality is fundamentally rooted in concern for others (whether compassionately or through a dispassionate moral philosophy rooted in duty). Obedience to rules is meant to create social order rather than social harmony. The Nazis, for example, ha...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Man mocked over Internet drives 1,300 miles for revenge

Posted: 28 Jul 2007, 4:43 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 3,809

Are you sure that never in your entire time on the Internet, you've posted something offensive or insulting to someone else? After all, even if it was minor to you, someone else might feel dishonoured by it. People have to accept that some things can be offensive, but presenting a false and negativ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Man mocked over Internet drives 1,300 miles for revenge

Posted: 28 Jul 2007, 3:18 am 

Replies: 42
Views: 3,809

I definitely understand the guy's reaction. "Investigators say Tavares boiled over when Anderson called him a nerd and posted a digitally altered photo making Tavares look like a skinny boy in high-water pants, holding a gun and a laptop under a "Revenge of the Nerds" sign." Some people value their ...

 Forum: discussion   Topic: Irritating ads on this site DRIVING ME CRAZY

Posted: 23 Jul 2007, 6:56 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,226

Use some other web browser than Internet explorer.. Like Opera or Firefox.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: General Question About AS *People*

Posted: 05 Jun 2007, 3:19 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 6,769

I must admit that I personally hold grudges, but even though my views on people are pretty persisent, I do review them now and then, the only thing I don't do is let a single action swing my view very much either way. It is definitely an autistic trait not to be that interested in changing one's per...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism People Don't Daydream???

Posted: 04 Jun 2007, 1:43 am 

Replies: 105
Views: 8,291

I find myself daydreaming a bit of how I want my life to be.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: WAS HITLER AUTISTIC?

Posted: 04 Jun 2007, 1:40 am 

Replies: 308
Views: 43,536

Something worth noting is that he memorized the data of all vehicles and weapons used in WW1 and used to impress people with this knowledge.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Emotion overload while watching embarassing scenes in movies

Posted: 03 Jun 2007, 5:04 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 6,164

We definitely have basic empathy, identifying with something that happens to another person and feeling some of their pain when we watch it. We mostly just lack the active interest in other people's feelings, they need to display their pain for us to realize it. And of course, staying true to logic ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Emotion overload while watching embarassing scenes in movies

Posted: 03 Jun 2007, 4:00 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 6,164

Ever since I was a child, I've found it hard watching people do embarassing stuff in movies. Naturally, you tend to identify with the characters while watching movies, and whenever they do something really inappropriate, it's like my mind screams "that's wrong!" and I'm often forced to look away. Th...
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