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Question?: What Is Autism Disorder

Mandy asks…

Are some mental illnesses and disorders expressions of evolution at work?

Considering the pathetic state of human civilization, isn’t it safe to say that humans are not currently able to control — or, at least, focalize — their emotions in a practical manner enough to allow for survival? If so, wouldn’t it be painfully logical to accept and value much more those of us who are morally stable but labelled as intense, apathetic, peculiar, odd or asocial? I’m particularly interested in cluster A and B personality disorders along with autism spectrum disorders, seeing as none of them are psychotic or harmful and that they generally don’t perceive their disorders as problematic — only other people do, which is what actually leads to these individuals’ distress in the first place.

Could it be that these conditions are actually further evolutionary steps towards solidifying and maximizing the (conscious and evolutionary recent) frontal cortices’ grip over the impulses of the (unconscious and evolutionary outdated) limbic system?

If so, would it not be important to try shifting society around for the benefit of those who predispose us towards evolutionary progress — to start valuing self-control, intelligence, creativity and independence over mindless conformity?

Philosophically speaking, would it be best, as a society, to cull the weak in order to preserve natural selection or, rather, to begin consciously engineering survival according to our needs?

My own opinion clearly transpires through these questions but I’ll be reading your responses (if any) with as open a mind as possible and let the community decide whichever deserves to be selected as the best answer. Please do share any of your thoughts and reactions as there is no specific question.

Once again, thank you all for your time and inputs.

admin answers:

I’m sure you have an idea of how psychotic we have become. Imagination has spawn us into a labyrinth of false beliefs and this awkward pursuit of happiness. I’m not sure what you mean by focalization of emotions.. Greed and dominance is the evolutionary process and the main direction for our outcome.. Or failure.. Whatever. Big bucks in the woods always want more does; same difference “humans”. If you go back to square one and wipe out all the BS that we’ve developed through this “mental evolution” of civilization as of now.. Getting rid of all the weight. Our primary goal is to survive, hunt, and survive more. Somewhere along the line, someone with an ability to recognize or with “special” features, finally understood and had the ability to teach a simple task and understood the ability for another to learn. These spikes in the evolutionary chain of greatness towards a particular affected region of the brain often open a gateway towards understanding the present.. Much better than those of us who often times forget what the present actually is. Reversing all knowledge and clutter, these spikes are not permanent but over-developments of the so system you mention. Exposure to the special under the correct understanding could open an ability to recognize a greater ability in one’s self.. We just can’t understand it yet and only exposure to those “special” people, hold the key.

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Question?: What Is Autism Disorder

Helen asks…

Are some mental illnesses and disorders expressions of evolution at work?

Considering the pathetic state of human civilization, isn’t it safe to say that humans are not currently able to control — or, at least, focalize — their emotions in a practical manner enough to allow for survival? If so, wouldn’t it be painfully logical to accept and value much more those of us who are morally stable but labelled as intense, apathetic, peculiar, odd or asocial? I’m particularly interested in cluster A and B personality disorders along with autism spectrum disorders, seeing as none of them are psychotic or harmful and that they generally don’t perceive their disorders as problematic — only other people do, which is what actually leads to these individuals’ distress in the first place.

Could it be that these conditions are actually further evolutionary steps towards solidifying and maximizing the (conscious and evolutionary recent) frontal cortices’ grip over the impulses of the (unconscious and evolutionary outdated) limbic system?

If so, would it not be important to try shifting society around for the benefit of those who predispose us towards evolutionary progress — to start valuing self-control, intelligence, creativity and independence over mindless conformity?

Philosophically speaking, would it be best, as a society, to cull the weak in order to preserve natural selection or, rather, to begin consciously engineering survival according to our needs?

My own opinion clearly transpires through these questions but I’ll be reading your responses (if any) with as open a mind as possible and let the community decide whichever deserves to be selected as the best answer. Please do share any of your thoughts and reactions as there is no specific question.

Once again, thank you all for your time and inputs.
Our civilization is pathetic in the sense that it is destroying the ecosystem, still wages pointless wars, generates unnecessary suffering, populates far beyond the availability of resources and, of course, could very likely end up annihilating itself through nuclear warfare. Although we certainly do have the innate potential to change the status quo and live righteously, we are still currently faring much worse than every single species on Earth.

admin answers:

Well human civilization isn’t really that bad. The point is we are alive and in billions. Whatever we are doing it is working. Evolution doesn’t favor creativity, emotional stability, intelligence, or anything particularly good or bad, evolution only happens for things that are useful, and the easiest to obtain. It’s much easier and *immediately productive to be stronger and faster than it is to be smart.–It may simply be a fact for humans, for example, that minorities, such as blacks, have high crime rates because their minds, which aren’t nearly at the average intelligence and creativity of everybody else, simply see the host civilization, attach themselves to it, and steal/pillage and rape whatever they can get, because it works!! When they are on their own they are starving to death and riddled with disease.—-I personally think humanity should overstep the boundaries of evolution and cultivate our minds for their maximum intelligence.

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Question?: What Is Autism Disorder

William asks…

Are some mental illnesses and disorders expressions of evolution at work?

Considering the pathetic state of human civilization, isn’t it safe to say that humans are not currently able to control — or, at least, focalize — their emotions in a practical manner enough to allow for survival? If so, wouldn’t it be painfully logical to accept and value much more those of us who are morally stable but labelled as intense, apathetic, peculiar, odd or asocial? I’m particularly interested in cluster A and B personality disorders along with autism spectrum disorders, seeing as none of them are psychotic or harmful and that they generally don’t perceive their disorders as problematic — only other people do, which is what actually leads to these individuals’ distress in the first place.

Could it be that these conditions are actually further evolutionary steps towards solidifying and maximizing the (conscious and evolutionary recent) frontal cortices’ grip over the impulses of the (unconscious and evolutionary outdated) limbic system?

If so, would it not be important to try shifting society around for the benefit of those who predispose us towards evolutionary progress — to start valuing self-control, intelligence, creativity and independence over mindless conformity?

Philosophically speaking, would it be best, as a society, to cull the weak in order to preserve natural selection or, rather, to begin consciously engineering survival according to our needs?

My own opinion clearly transpires through these questions but I’ll be reading your responses (if any) with as open a mind as possible and let the community decide whichever deserves to be selected as the best answer. Please do share any of your thoughts and reactions as there is no specific question.

Once again, thank you all for your time and inputs.

admin answers:

A very interesting take. In fact i myself have always wondered and somewhat believe that this may be true but have not yet delved into the subject very deeply. I do however beleive in “indigo children” mental capabilities beyond that of what is accepted to be real and considered by the vast majority to be ‘super-natural powers’. I dont believe that they are super powers but simply the evelution of the humans mind as well. Things like astral projection, telepathy, clairvoyance, recognizing auras, and psychometry seem to the majority of the population to be science fiction when in fact there has been proof (unofficially scientifically of course) that individuals with these enhanced abilities are also lacking in other seemingly normal abilities or have some type of physical ailment the same as when a person loses on of their 5 senses, the other 4 senses are enhanced by just a bit more. A blind man has better hearing than the average human being. Maybe a person with a chronic illness or mental disability has enhanced senses mentally but cannot express them or even cares to express them. Unfortunatley the name now evades me but there is a widely known studier of hypnotism who discovered that people of the same mental states seem to speak in their own patterns that differenciate from other people of another mental state. He copied the pattern that psycopaths speak in and used this as a way to enter the subconscience of any individual. Since we all have the capability speaking and thinking in hese different patters, our minds just choose which one is most comfortable, he could use this pattern of thought on an individual who did not use this pattern to hypnotize them. I believe that the same is true for any person whatever the mental state and that possible evelution is using a somewhat trial and error to see which combination and balance of skills and mental patterns is best useful for survival in constantly changing conditions like that of the planet we live on. I havent thought much more than this myself but maybe you can research these different topics yourself and decide wether or not they are connected to your theory

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Question?: Pdd Autism

John asks…

Does anyone have a child that was diagnosed with an autism disorder?

If so does people look at your child strange. My child has PDD and people can be judgemental about it.

admin answers:

I am saddened to tell you that my children and I recieved much emotional abuse, and my children were physically abused by the school system. I even have a family member who said it was my fault that my children had autism due to me not spanking and praying enough. Its so terrible. My children no longer have autism, and now I no longer have to be exposed to the abuse. I am so greatful for all the mom’s who shared how to rid autism by treating for toxins and pathogens. In the mean-time, try to connect with other parents of children with autism so you will have an understanding support system.

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Question?: What Is Autism Disorder

Steven asks…

What are the Autism disorders other than Asperger?

We hear and read a lot about Autism is a spectrum of disorders. But the only other disorder I ever hear about other than Autism is Aspergers.

What are the other disorders that make up the autism spectrum?

Thank you.

admin answers:

The autism spectrum disorders are:

– Autism Disorder (often referred to as just “autism” in daily talk)
– Asperger’s syndrome
– PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified)
– Rett syndrome (rare)
– Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (rare)

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Question?: What Is Autism Disorder

Susan asks…

I feel that my life is going to be a pain for me. What can I do?

Because I’m a 14 year old boy who has a autism disorder I’m in the 9th grade in school. I’ve stopped being friends with my best friend named Mercer because he called me names liked George,Francewa,Drama King,Powerpuff,and also stupid. I cant deal with this anymore i feel like I’m a terrible person 🙁

admin answers:

Yes, your life is going to include a lot of pain. And no, you’re not a terrible person.

Fortunately, lots of people are wired the way you are or share similar interests even if they’re not autistic. Check out groups of people who share your interests.

The Wrong Planet forums are also a good way to connect with other autistics.

(Note to PC-police: many autistics reject the “person-first” language because it denies the very pervasiveness of developmental disorders and wrongly implies that autism spectrum disorders are somehow on top of or apart from the identity and experience of the person experiencing life that way.)

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Question?: What Is Autism Disorder

Lisa asks…

Where can I find information on the results of harmful routine changes in children with autism?

My son has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. I’m attempting a stepparent adoption and trying to terminate his bio father’s rights. He has not seen him for almost a year. His father is bipolar and refusing to take meds. I want to show the court how harmful it can be for him to just pop in and out of my son’s life, but I can’t find anything to use.

admin answers:

I would suggest you find a developmental pediatrician to help you.

My son has PDD (Pervasive Developmental Disorder) one of the many types of ASD’s (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Any type of change, large or small, in his routine greatly affects his behaviour and ability to function day to day.

A developmental pediatrician usually specializes in children with these types of disorders and would hopefully be able to prepare some type of report for you with regard to your son, his ASD and the effects his absent father has on the situation, that you in turn could present to the court. Definitely get a “professional” on your side.

I’m hoping this will help. Having an “ASD child” myself, I understand what you’re going through and I wish you lots of luck!

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Question?: Pdd-nos Checklist

Donna asks…

Do I have Autism disorder?

I’ve been “body rocking” all my life. I have bad social skills, I’m a visual person, and I do really well in math and music. I’m still not exactly sure what it is, but I was just curious. It seems like the more I read about it, the more I understand and relate to it…

admin answers:

Body rocking is ‘stimming’ or ‘self stimulation’ and extremely common
Autism is a syndrome,
It is the neurodevelopment from a central nervous system impairment.
Autism is just one of five all grouped under “pervasive developmental disorders” While childhood disintegrative and Rett syndrome are slightly different. Both asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) are with and without delayed speech/skills considered ‘mildly autistic’ and ‘atypical autism’. They mirror each other by 99.93% with all the symptoms of classic autism. Autism or kanners autism is a vast spectrum in itself with severity ranging far enough for subtypes from non-verbal to high functioning Diagnosis is first marked by delayed development of speech and motor skills/controls at infancy and early childhood.
So autism no, aspergers maybe. But…..
Autism and other syndromes, disorders share same symptoms, such as
Sensory processing disorder
http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/sensory-processing-disorder-checklist.html
Alexythymia
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2092499/
Executive dysfunction
http://www.learningabledkids.com/learning_disability_LD/executive_functioning.htm
Non-Verbal Learning Disability
http://www.nldline.com/childdream.htm#2
ADHD
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/complete-index.shtml
Hypokalemic periodic paralysis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001355/
Thats just some, schizoid, emotional dysfunction, etc
Do you have any of those?

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Question?: What Is Autism For Kids

Mary asks…

What is the Autism disorder where kids bite their lips off?

My psychology teacher was telling us about a form of autism where kids bite their lips off when they’re young because they like the feelings of the pain and the blood. I don’t remember what he called it though and I need to know. I tried googling “kids biting off their lips” and couldn’t find it. So if you know, please let me know. Thanks. 🙂

admin answers:

Villr is right, lip-biting is a common symptom of Lesch-Nyhan syndrome. They usually don’t bite their lips completely off, though. But it’s not on the autism spectrum, and they hurt themselves because they can’t control it, not because they like it. People with autism spectrum disorders can have self-injuring behaviors too, but lip-biting is less common than scratching or head-banging. Self-injury isn’t a key feature of any autism spectrum disorder.

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Question?: What Is Autism Disorder

Mandy asks…

What’s the punishment if I lie so I can take disability payments?

I’m tired of being in a work environment, so is it worth lying about being profoundly Autistic (I don’t have an Autism disorder)? They refused to review me since I only have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which I think is unfair.

admin answers:

Arrest and conviction for fraud – which would involve a prison sentence and an order that you (at a minimum) repay every penny of benefits you collected.

If you are that tired of being in a work environment, why don’t you save yourself the trouble and simply commit a federal crime. You’ll get four hots and cot, plus health care.

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