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Nymeria8
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13 Jan 2014, 5:18 am

Agreed!

The last episode is beginning to touch on some interesting issues with Max but the preview for next week looks promising. Looks like a formal evaluation/diagnosis scenerio to me. Very exciting. (Please notice the child's toy in the doctors office...doesn't get more accurate than that)

Stay tuned...


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14 Jan 2014, 3:41 am

Nymeria8 wrote:
Agreed!

The last episode is beginning to touch on some interesting issues with Max but the preview for next week looks promising. Looks like a formal evaluation/diagnosis scenerio to me. Very exciting. (Please notice the child's toy in the doctors office...doesn't get more accurate than that)

Stay tuned...

...I am definitely watching the next episode.

Here's another teaser NBC posted:

http://www.nbc.com/parenthood/video/han ... er/n44944/



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15 Jan 2014, 4:33 pm

As a "lifelong bachelor" Parenthood is not the type of show I would watch. But thanks to links Fish Stick Nick presented I did watch the show. I love what they are doing with this. A portrayal of a middle aged Aspie who seems not to be the stereotyped scientist or nerdy wannabe is desperately needed at this time. Also it was nice to see a realistic portrayed of how middle aged people find out they are on the spectrum. I wonder if we will get the definitive answer tomorrow night. A truly realistic portrayal would involve several misdiognoses by psychologists who think Aspergers is fake or over hyped. Then when Hank finds the right specialist it should involve several visits. I am curious that they are still using the word Aspergers. If Hank is diagnosed and I believe he will at some point what will it be AS or ASD? and how will the DSM 5 be handled? I am also curious to see if Susan Boyle had anything to do with the decision to take the show in this direction?.

I don't know how long I can watch this show. Like to many shows and movies these days it jumps back and forth between characters and this stresses my low working memory. And it is a a soap opera, not my preference. :roll:


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16 Jan 2014, 2:03 pm

I can't wait to see how this turns out! When I saw that episode, it brought back memories of when I went through that same thing. Watching the slow buildup, realization and understanding when he was reading the book was exactly what I experienced when reading about AS online. Before I saw that clip I hadn't seen any episodes with Hank and I was already finding myself relating to him most. I even love photography too! :lol:


I'll have to find a site to watch the rest of the seasons because Netflix only has the first 4 seasons, which I finished yesterday.


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16 Jan 2014, 3:51 pm

Another sneak peek:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgG6ZrSi ... e=youtu.be

(The description of Hank could very well be describing me.)



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16 Jan 2014, 7:07 pm

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17 Jan 2014, 12:10 pm

Can someone please explain to me the "jump ball" reference? Does that mean that a definitive diagnosis is "up in the air and can go either way"?



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17 Jan 2014, 12:19 pm

If I remember my basketball correctly, it means that the refs are unsure of who was last in possession the ball, so they throw it up into the air and the team who gets it first gets the ball. So, essentially, Dr. Pelican was unsure of whether or not Hank could have Aspergers.

Edit: Fixed metaphor to be more correct.


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17 Jan 2014, 2:49 pm

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If I remember my basketball correctly, it means that the refs are unsure of who was last in possession the ball, so they throw it up into the air and the team who gets it first gets the ball. So, essentially, Dr. Pelican was unsure of whether or not Hank could have Aspergers.

Edit: Fixed metaphor to be more correct.


Cool, thanks! :)



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17 Jan 2014, 5:05 pm

So Hank went in for a diagnoses and walked out with none because the doctor was unsure. I guess they want to still leave us guessing.


I still have yet to watch the episode.


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19 Jan 2014, 12:47 am

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I haven't seen the show, so I don't know if what he says is accurate, but it sounds like what people say to me when I tell them I think I have Asperger's (which is why I never really talk about it).



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19 Jan 2014, 4:02 am

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Interesting. I will be looking forward to the future episodes to see how it turns out if he does have it or not.


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19 Jan 2014, 11:04 pm

I haven't watched the episode yet (I only know about it, because my mom is a huge Parenthood fan and tells me about all the Asperger's plotlines), but from what she was telling me, it seems like there's a major plot hole. She told me that Hank thought he had AS after Adam gave him a book about AS to understand Max after his meltdown. If Hank really has AS, why would he need a book to understand Max?! That just seems a bit "off" to me. I could see Adam having given Hank a book about Max right after Hank met Max for the first time and Hank thinking he had AS from that, but it just seems strange to me that somebody who "realizes" he has AS didn't understand why Max had a meltdown in the first place...


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20 Jan 2014, 12:09 am

OddDuckNash99 wrote:
I haven't watched the episode yet (I only know about it, because my mom is a huge Parenthood fan and tells me about all the Asperger's plotlines), but from what she was telling me, it seems like there's a major plot hole. She told me that Hank thought he had AS after Adam gave him a book about AS to understand Max after his meltdown. If Hank really has AS, why would he need a book to understand Max?! That just seems a bit "off" to me. I could see Adam having given Hank a book about Max right after Hank met Max for the first time and Hank thinking he had AS from that, but it just seems strange to me that somebody who "realizes" he has AS didn't understand why Max had a meltdown in the first place...


Hank was clueless about AS when he befriended Max and when Max had the meltdown. Max dad gave him the book after the meltdown. It was while reading the book that Hank first realized he might have Aspergers. No plot hole but a realistic portrayal of how a middle aged adult would find out.


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20 Jan 2014, 12:55 am

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That article really bothers me. What a jerk.

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The same Hank who disrupted a poker game was also mindful enough in a different situation to ask his daughter, Ruby, to befriend a young man who was socially awkward and strange in his interactions. Such a sensitive concern for the feelings of others would have been impossible for Max.


Is he saying that people with Asperger's syndrome are completely incapable of empathy? That's BS. I may not generally be "clued in" to what people are feeling because they think differently than I do and I can't really alter my thought process, but I can imagine what I would feel like there. Like if I saw a kid awkward, alone, and being teased, I would encourage my daughter to befriend them because I've been that child and I know how hard it is to be ostracized. I haven't lost my memory :?

And the continuous reference to Asperger's as a psychiatric disorder irked me too. It's a neurological/developmental disorder, you dolt. Seriously, where did he get his MD?