Forbes: Elliot Rodger was not diagnosed with autism

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30 May 2014, 2:40 pm

"Just after the shootings, the family?s attorney made a statement claiming the Rodger had a diagnosis of Asperger?s. However, he backtracked on that a day later, saying instead that Rodger ?had not been diagnosed with Asperger?s.?

"Rodger apparently was evaluated by several clinicians, yet reportedly did not have an autism diagnosis".

source, http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilywillin ... had-anger/


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30 May 2014, 3:04 pm

Well, I already knew that.
But don't worry, I have already been compared to him :lol: Do you know why? Because I have troubles with relationships and because I am frustrated that the person I love doesn't love me back.
And I was compared to him by a person who claims to be a feminist and a supporter of gay rights, disabled people, people with low self-esteem, people with social issues and people with autism :lol:



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30 May 2014, 3:05 pm

LoveNotHate wrote:
[...] However, he backtracked on that a day later, [...]

Backtracking is like shooting, you can't just say, "Oh, wait a minute, I 'take back' my bullet."
It's too late, the damage is done.

Thank you for posting this though!
It's nice to know. =)


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30 May 2014, 3:09 pm

droppy wrote:
Well, I already knew that.
But don't worry, I have already been compared to him :lol: Do you know why? Because I have troubles with relationships and because I am frustrated that the person I love doesn't love me back.
And I was compared to him by a person who claims to be a feminist and a supporter of gay rights, disabled people, people with low self-esteem, people with social issues and people with autism :lol:

Ouch, what a b:tch.


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30 May 2014, 3:21 pm

droppy wrote:
Well, I already knew that.
But don't worry, I have already been compared to him :lol: Do you know why? Because I have troubles with relationships and because I am frustrated that the person I love doesn't love me back.
And I was compared to him by a person who claims to be a feminist and a supporter of gay rights, disabled people, people with low self-esteem, people with social issues and people with autism :lol:


But do your sunglasses cost $300? :-D



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30 May 2014, 3:24 pm

I had not known about the attorney backtracking on that. It doesn't surprise me, however. I said when that comment was first circulated that it was dubious.

Droppy, I am sorry to hear that.



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30 May 2014, 3:51 pm

LoveNotHate wrote:
"Just after the shootings, the family?s attorney made a statement claiming the Rodger had a diagnosis of Asperger?s. However, he backtracked on that a day later, saying instead that Rodger ?had not been diagnosed with Asperger?s.?

"Rodger apparently was evaluated by several clinicians, yet reportedly did not have an autism diagnosis".

source, http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilywillin ... had-anger/

Glad to hear that.

Although some damage has been done already.



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30 May 2014, 3:52 pm

it does make me curious what he was actually diagnosed with.



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30 May 2014, 4:10 pm

ker08 wrote:
it does make me curious what he was actually diagnosed with.


Same here, but at least we all can breathe a sigh of relief over the fact this wacko
was not an Aspie.


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30 May 2014, 4:39 pm

I don't think it matters whether he was autistic or not. What matters is whether he'll show up in a prominent article about how dangerous autistic people are, along with fellow "not-autistic-but-described-as-such-anyway" Adam Lanza.

Fortunately, the reaction to his spree has not been "OMG autism", but rather "OMG misogyny, psychosis, narcissism".



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30 May 2014, 4:50 pm

Heh.



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30 May 2014, 5:00 pm

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I don't think it matters whether he was autistic or not. What matters is whether he'll show up in a prominent article about how dangerous autistic people are, along with fellow "not-autistic-but-described-as-such-anyway" Adam Lanza.

Fortunately, the reaction to his spree has not been "OMG autism", but rather "OMG misogyny, psychosis, narcissism".

agreed,just add cho and the virginia tech massacre to the list,for a reminder;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Tech_massacre
people including his family were labeling him autistic after he shot up the college even though he hadnt been diagnosed,it is probably easier;in terms of shame and guilt- for families to accept a diagnosis of ASD rather than say a personality disorder and the effects from having had a dodgy upbringing.

am not offended in whether he is labeled with it or not but knew all along that elliot wasnt autistic-his manifesto gave a clear view into his life from a very young age and its a good thing he wrote it.


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30 May 2014, 5:14 pm

"people including his family were labeling him autistic after he shot up the college even though he hadnt been diagnosed,it is probably easier;in terms of shame and guilt- for families to accept a diagnosis of ASD rather than say a personality disorder and the effects from having had a dodgy upbringing"

The fact is that anyone can get a diagnosis of ASD if it suits their purpose, and if their circumstances change, then it will just as easy to get an expert opinion that ASD never existed.



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30 May 2014, 5:42 pm

Really!?! That's awesome!



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30 May 2014, 5:45 pm

Hi Ann,

Haven't seen you for like 5 days.

Who is that in your icon?



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30 May 2014, 5:46 pm

LoveNotHate wrote:
"Just after the shootings, the family?s attorney made a statement claiming the Rodger had a diagnosis of Asperger?s. However, he backtracked on that a day later, saying instead that Rodger ?had not been diagnosed with Asperger?s.?

"Rodger apparently was evaluated by several clinicians, yet reportedly did not have an autism diagnosis".

source, http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilywillin ... had-anger/


Relief to most people here, I'm sure. Does come a little late, and unfortunately this news likely will not be seen by the masses