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thisisournormal The Guardian home Asperger's: 'This is our normal'. Giulia Rhodes meets the Cook O'Tooles, a family of five who all have Asperger's syndrome.
lifelong-struggle-with-aspergers My Lifelong Struggle With Asperger's Syndrome. How am I supposed to begin an article describing what it's like to be autistic? I use the term "autistic" because, although I was officially diagnosed as a child with "high-functioning Asperger's Syndrome," the American Psychiatric Association recently voted to remove Asperger's Syndrome as a separate classification and instead place it under the broader diagnostic umbrella known as the "autism spectrum disorder." I'm writing this article because Adam Lanza — the mass murderer who killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday, — 20 of them children — has been reported to have had Asperger's Syndrome.
DSM-update-diagnosis The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has been updated but should we beware this manual's diagnosis? The book which gives doctors a checklist for mental illnesses – as made famous by The Psychopath Test – has been updated. But does it really work?
seventhvoice New study finds that individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome don’t lack empathy – in fact if anything they empathize too much. “A ground-breaking study suggests people with autism-spectrum disorders such as Asperger’s do not lack empathy – rather, they feel others’ emotions too intensely to cope.” People with Asperger’s syndrome, a high functioning form of autism, are often stereotyped as distant loners or robotic geeks. But what if what looks like coldness to the outside world is a response to being overwhelmed by emotion – an excess of empathy, not a lack of it?.
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