What’s the difference between a syndrome and a disorder?
I was thinking about Autism Spectrum *Disorders*, and the way I have been told it is, is that Asperger’s *Syndrome* is a type of ASD. So why is Asperger’s considered to be a syndrome rather than a disorder and why is autism considered a disorder (especially since if anything autistic people are generally “more ordered” than other people are). Just wondering……..:)
Ok, then why autism considered to be a disorder? Autism is mental, not physical.
A syndrome refers to a specific set of recurring symptoms, whereas a disorder is a more general term for a disturbance. You can have a disorder but not display the symptoms, whereas a syndrome *is* the symptoms.
For example, AIDS is a syndrome (hence the S) caused by HIV. You can have the virus, but if you’re not displaying any symptoms, then you don’t have AIDS.
Don’t get too worked up on the difference, though. This is especially true when it comes to autism, considering it can have benefits as well as downsides, and for a lot of people isn’t really a problem. Autism isn’t really a disease so much as it is a difference from the norm, and for some people those differences cause a problem and for others they don’t. That’s why the terminology gets so shaky.
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Does anybody have any suggestions on the Thimerosal Vaccine?
My daughter is 1 year 2 and a half weeks old. She is up to date on all her shots and we haven’t had any problems so far. But I am really worried about this Thimerosal problem. I just heard about the connection of Thimerosal and autism in toddlers last week. My daughter is due for another set of shots in 2 months. Does anybody know of any websites or have any suggestions on if I should allow them to give her the shots? Has anybody not let the doctors give the vaccines because of this problem?
Http://www.909shot.com is a really good unbiased website.
You should also be concerned about the formaldehyde, aluminum and other preservatives in vaccines that are neurotoxins. My oldest two daughters are fully vaccinated, unfortunately I didn’t know then what I know now about vaccines. My youngest(6 months) will not be vaccinated. I do see that my oldest has eczema, symptoms of ADHD, slight learning disability and gets sick from anyone one with a mild virus she comes in contact to. I currently have her seeing a holistic chiropractor and I am trying to keep her diet as organic as possible. Is it caused by vaccines, no one knows. What I know is that the manufactures have not tested vaccines for carcinogens, but formaldehyde, aluminum, mercury are all known carcinogens. Cancerous material in our children’s bodies!, Scary isn’t it? The chance of a healthy unvaccinated child getting a disease that a vaccine covers is almost nil, none, notta. People say that if your child does not get the vaccine then your child is going to die from that disease. Why? We don’t live in a third world country and we have the medical technology to take care of us, right? The chance of a child dying from a disease that a vaccine would cover is slim if your child were not vaccinated. Vaccines are not 100% effective and there are many long term issues that come from vaccinating, with the rise in the # of vaccines given to a child under the age of one, there has been a huge rise in ADD, ADHD, Autism, cancer, autoimmune disease and disorder, heart disease, heart attacks, and neurological damage. Good luck to you and your family. From one parent to another.
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