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Question?: Asperger Syndrome Causes

Mandy asks…

How difficult is it for someone who has Aspergers Syndrome to become a law enforcement officer?

My husband is a deputy sheriff and he was recently diagnosed (after many years of misdiagnosis) with Aspergers. I want to see how this will come in to play with his career

admin answers:

Interesting question.

It is important to note that Asperger is a syndrome and not a disease. In other words, it is used to describe a range of behaviours and it is not associated with any specific cause.

Without knowing where you live it is hard to say whether there is some stigma attached to a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome that would affect his career path. However, you could try using the diagnosis in your favour: individuals with Asperger Syndrome often have unusually excellent auditory and visual perception. Both of these skills would be a plus for a law enforcement officer.

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Question?: Adhd Test

Mandy asks…

Does AD-HD get passed down generation to generation or can it just happen?

I just took a adhd test like thing, and so far im getting tested positive, does adhd just get passed down from generation to generation, or can it just happen like oh look you have adhd but not alot of people in your family have it.

admin answers:

Well, It depends. If people in your family have ADD or ADHD, you are more likely to get it.

My grandfather has ADD, my dad has ADHD, and I have ADHD.

ADHD is a mental issue, you can’t just tell by looking at a person that they have it.

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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?: Adhd

Mandy asks…

How can I learn to cope with my ADHD symptoms without medication?

I have adhd and I’m in college and I’m having a hard time focusing and remembering to do my homework. I always feel anxious, overwhelmed, discouraged, and unmotivated to do anything. I feel like I will never be successful. I tried medications and they worked but they made my heart race. I don’t want to use medications but sometimes I feel like it’s the only way to go. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

admin answers:

There are tons of natural things to help! I’ve always used caffiene to help my symptoms. The pills just put me in a daze- I could concentrate but I didn’t have interest in anything. So instead I started drinking one cup of coffee every morning. It slowed everything down to a normal level, but I was still myself. This doesn’t work for everybody, so I would say to try if for a week and see if it helps you. Also, try running every morning. Physical exercise is the best thing for anybody, but especially for adhd. It gives you time to think and let your mind wander while using up your excess of energy that keeps you unfocused. The most important thing I did though was to focus on what is important to me. Us ADHD kids will never care about anything that isn’t of direct importance to us. If we don’t care we’ll end up not paying attention and then cramming for the final and scraping a C in the class- trust me I did this for years. But once I started to study about things I cared about I got straight A’s. So follow your heart and your mind will be happy.
Good luck!

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Question?: Rett Syndrome Pictures

Mandy asks…

I need to know more about autism, my little sister who i never see?

Ok, im 16 and my little sister Lexie lives with her real mom , we both have the same dad but different moms. I havent seen her since she was like 3 or 4 and shes now 8. shes very tiny and underdeveloped, but adorable., her mom told me she has learning disabilities and mild autism, i was gonna see if she would let Lexie come stay with me for a week so i can get to know her, but i just wonder how shes like.
any info??

admin answers:

My son has PDD-NOS which is on the Autism Spectrum. The Autism Spectrum is what they call a Spectrum because the severity and symptoms that children have differs greatly. There are five diagnoses that are under the Autism Spectrum Umbrella. These are Autism, PDD-NOS, Asperger’s, childhood disintegrative disorder, and Rett syndrome. PDD-NOS is the most common diagnoses. Asperger’s is the highest functioning of the Autism Spectrum Disorders which are also called Pervasive Development Disorders. Autism is more common in boys than girls, except for Rett Syndrome which affects mostly girls. I have been told by specialists that they have a saying that “If you have seen one child with Autism you have seen one child with Autism”. By that saying they mean that no two children with autism present the same.

Let me tell you a little about my son. When he was a baby I knew something was different. He was my third child so I just knew something was not right. He did not like to be held like my other kids did. He would let me feed him, but look at the ceiling fan while I did instead of into my eyes. When he was done eating he would want to get down. He did not like to be held much. As he got older I noticed that he did not play with toys like my other kids did. He liked to take them apart instead. He was a head banger and rocked side to side alot. When routines changed he always got very irritable and still does. He would play with his toys the same way all the time, and line them up. He began talking on time, but always talked about what he was thinking without holding proper conversations. His voice is monotone all in one high pitch. He does not understand others feelings, how his actions affect others, or facial expressions. He takes everything very seriously and does not understand sarcasm or jokes. He has high anxiety, gets frustrated easily, and has been agressive since he was two. He has sensory processing disorder which is very common with PDD. He has always had sensory issues and hated things too bright, too cold or hot, certain clothing, certain textures, etc. He has problems making friends, and does not play age appropriately.

What has worked for us: My son gets Sensory Integration therapy at his school where he has an IEP and is in a special classroom. He has been in counseling since he was three to help him understand his feelings, others feelings, and ways to better control his emotions. He is on medications to help him control his rages, anger, and sleep issues. I have found that schedules and routines are the most important things for us. I made him a picture schedule that works very well. If you want to email me I can send you more information and even pics of our picture schedule. I have gotten valuable information by getting my son several diagnostic tests such as a speeech evaluation, neuropsycological evaluation, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician Evaluation, an EEG, an EKG, and even genetics testing. I think that the two most important things to do are to see a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician because they are the doctors that most specialize in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Also a neuropsych evaluation will help understand how she thinks and how her brain works.

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Question?: Adhd Symptoms In Adults

Mandy asks…

Is it true that ADHD could be misdiagnosed as bipolar and vis versa?

In an adult 55 year old male, how is one diagnosis substituted for another? I heard that forced speech is a symptom of both ADHD and bipolar. What other symptoms do these disorders have in common? What would be the appropriate medication?

admin answers:

It honestly depends. They can share common traits but sometimes someone with bipolar also has ADHD. Go to your psychiatrist not doctor and explain your concern. They will try and find the right diagnosis.

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Question?: Asperger Syndrome Test

Mandy asks…

Where can I get tested for aspergers?

I live on the isle of wight, and through my own online research I believe I may have Aspergers Syndrome, or possibly high functioning autism. I want to know where I can be tested for this.

admin answers:

First of all, talk to your GP. He/She should refer you to someone/ somewhere, though it is a long waiting list.

The only other problem is the travel, I’m not sure if there are any dedicated mental health centres on the isle of white, the closest may be in Totton.

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Question?: Adhd Test

Mandy asks…

How do doctors test for ADD in adults?

Some of my college professors say I might have it, but I’m not too familiar with it..I want to get tested for it..should I call my doctor and make an appointment and say “hey I want an adhd test“? how does it work and what does the doctor due to diagnose me with it?.

will i be prescribed meds for it?

admin answers:

You go to a psychologist and request testing. Simple.

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Question?: Pdd Nos Symptoms

Mandy asks…

Looking for simple explanation of PDD-NOS (Pervasive De – and things that have worked to improved the diagnose

Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.

admin answers:

PDD-NOS is a condition on the autism spectrum. Autism is generally defined as a disorder involving language delay, difficulties with social reciprocity and social skills, and repetitive behavior. PDD-NOS is a condition where there are signs and symptoms of autism, but not enough to make a full diagnosis. For instance, perhaps the person shows language delay and difficulty with social skills, but not repetitive behavior in the classically autistic sense. That kind of thing.
Interventions for PDD-NOS are similar to those used for autism: speech therapy, occupational therapy, behavior intervention, social skills intervention, etc. However, individuals on the autism spectrum are NOT the same – there is a huge variance in how people act and behave, even though they might have similar diagnoses. As a result, the type of interventions that might work best for one person might be different for someone else.

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Question?: Pdd 51

Mandy asks…

Do you think Obama will break any other promises?

Obama promised Americans making less than $250,000 a year no new taxes. Yet, a week into office he raises taxes on cigarettes 0.62 cents a pack to pay for other peoples health care. Among which illegal immigrants can apply for it.

Do you think he will break any other campaign promises?
He said he wanted to lower middle classes taxes. How can you do that by raising sales taxes?
I’m sorry FDM but Obama is the one that is false. He is just lipstick on the Washington pig.
TO me!!!, you don’t raise taxes on something like that because it is called controlling society and singling out smokers.

It’s called discrimation.
Ya celebrate, I wouldn’t make a promise I couldn’t keep.

He would do well to start by the source of the problem which is the currency(debt).
Ya, Fourty 7….as FDR said “Nothing in politics is a coincidence. He knew what he was doing with the looting of the treasury.
@ Saucy, I’m here to ask questions and get peoples answers. It lets me see just how dumbed down society really is. And after hearing responses such as yours it is pretty bad.
@ G who said the only way to decrease the defecit is to decrease taxes.

How about we decrease spending? That would be to genious for the socialists wouldn’t it? Gotta keep that socialist spending going.

admin answers:

Does he have any left to break?

What were some of those things he said he would do?

“If given opportunity, will vote to repeal Patriot act” broken outright in 2006

then theres the whole “Out of Iraq” business… Months of incremental backpedaling… And now we’re talking about 16 month time tables again, and even if the troops do get pulled out of Iraq it will only be to go to Afghanistan.

“No more Lobbyists or Washington Insiders” HA!!!

He has not repealed FISA telecoms immunity, he has not requested to see the contents of PDD 51 (which is VERY interesting…. Now that I think about it….. Because the Senate wasn’t allowed to read PDD 51 when Obama was a Senator, but he must have read it already, somehow, because now that he’s President he now has the authorization to release it to the Congress for review, yet I have not heard of him even requesting to read it himself………… Much less REPEALING it as he should have done on DAY ONE! Maybe he read it and decided he liked it…. Just more of his “transparency in government” I guess…)

And now he’s clearly *protecting* the previous administration (which he was once so critical of) by turning a blind eye to the LITANY of easily prosecutable offenses that so many of them should have already been indicted for.

What’s he got going in his favor? His intention to close Gitmo? It’s a nice gesture, superficially, it’s just too bad there are secret detention facilities just like it, all around the world, which he is NOT being “transparent” about with the American people.

Let’s not forget that then Senator Obama helped make the case for the Banker Takeover Empowerment and Immunity bill, but NOW he wants to have it both ways, complaining about how “the bill didn’t work” and “the banks just hoarded it and execs gave themselves lavish bonuses” …. *sob*

well, Mr. Obama, DID YOU READ THE F***ING BILL that you were urging Congress to pass? IT GIVES THE PRIVATE BANKS A BLANK CHECK WITH NO OVERSIGHT! WHAT THE HELL DID YOU THINK THEY WERE GOING TO DO, YOU IMBECILE?

But Obama is not stupid. He knew precisely what the bill would do, and he knows precisely what the new one will do. He knows what his role in history is to be. It’s not a mistake, it’s by design. Even a roomful of monkeys throwing darts and rolling dice could randomly produce a better economic policy than the Federal Reserve shareholders and their pet Republicrats have given us….. You have to really know what you’re doing to mess things up this badly.

What a bunch of @-holes these globalists are…..

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