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(Today)   Now that the term "Asperger's Syndrome" will soon cease to exist, some who claim to have the disease fear the hours of internet research they'll have to do to self-diagnose a new disorder to explain the fact that they're just social misfits   (today.com) divider line 26
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2013-01-05 08:11:23 AM
4 votes:

fisker: bulldg4life: fisker: DrPainMD: I spent my childhood in gifted student programs. There were more than a few "oddballs" who probably had some form of Asperger's.

Do they avoid Facebook and hate movies like Twilight and The Avengers?

Let me guess. They are odd and they don't fit in because they don't have an iPhone.

No, they are odd because they have trouble conversing like normal, stare at the ground a lot, and have trouble with social situations.

Most of them were just your standard geek/nerd, but one or two were off the wall.

Oh.

Because the last school shooter was supposedly diagnosed with this disorder and apparently he didn't even have a Facebook account.

He was all the other things you mentioned, too, so naturally I just put two and two together.

By the way. I stand in front of my niece's school all day in a camouflage outfit protecting all the little guys from these types of people.


Camoflauge in front of a school? Do you dress like a school bus or something?
2013-01-05 12:32:37 PM
2 votes:
Don't call me a pothead! It has negative connotations. I'd prefer to be called a bongoloid.
2013-01-05 10:47:43 AM
2 votes:
My son has Aspergers. I really wouldn't give a shiat about diagnosing him but the school needed it just to allow the kid some leeway in the very rigid schedule in class. He just needed the option of sitting and reading at his desk sometimes when class gets too much. Almost took an order of Congress to do it. I don't think if the self-diagnosed people were ever around actual Aspergers people they would still think its about being an asshole. Socially akward sure but its nit assholish its not knowing any better.

He's declared himself a Ravens fan and hates the Redskins. So he says before they play each other, " I'm going to initiate a hostile take over of the Redskins. Once I am a majority owner I'm going borrow money and sell off assets to lower their stock value until they have to declare chapter 11. They'll be a defunct organization and Ill sell the franchise rights to some other state. I won't have to see then play anymore." This kid is 7.

"You know you can just say you don't like them and yell loud for the Ravens. Right?"

"No. That's not good enough." He also runs out of e room holding his ears when Empire Carpet commercials come on.
2013-01-05 09:20:56 AM
2 votes:

Jon iz teh kewl: there's probably a reason why no girls want to talk to me. but i'm betting it has more to do with the fact i smell like semen


Switching to a color safe, non-chlorine bleach may help.
2013-01-05 08:52:33 AM
2 votes:
www.smbc-comics.com
2013-01-05 07:47:09 AM
2 votes:
FTA: "Possessing an IQ of 140..."

I spent my childhood in gifted student programs. There were more than a few "oddballs" who probably had some form of Asperger's.

FTA: "I don't call it disabled. I call it differently-abled."

Someone needs to punch her in the head. Real hard.
2013-01-05 04:24:45 PM
1 votes:
Meh. Once an ass-burger always an ass-burger.
2013-01-05 01:44:57 PM
1 votes:
I'm sure that every farker in here who is hurling scorn and abuse on the Aspies, is in fact, themselves, a marvelously socially gifted social butterfly, who uses all the right social media, and is socially better than everyone else.

That's why they are in Fark on a Saturday, hurling abuse on the disabled.
2013-01-05 11:36:47 AM
1 votes:

dv-ous: 2B) Football franchises are independently owned and do not have stock, as such. He would have to raise venture capital to buy the franchise outright, and the NFL would presumably do a background check before they approve the sale, during which they would realize he's a Ravens fan.


Also, a seven-year-old probably knows too much about football to own the Redskins.
2013-01-05 11:06:00 AM
1 votes:
I understand the Louvre had an exhibition of great art done by people who were completely normal. It only lasted a week, though. The custodians needed the closet space again for their floor buffer.
2013-01-05 11:02:20 AM
1 votes:

Uranus Is Huge!: Welcome to Fark. AllNo members of this community are afflicted. Please circle all conditions that apply to you:
Unrecognized Genius, Undiagnosed Aspergers, Agoraphobia, Gynophobia,
Borderline Personality, ADHD (who doesn't enjoy Adderall?), Anxiety Disorder

Pussification, Nanny State Libby Lib Libness, Cultural Elitism, Derp Avoidance, Non-Bootstrappy Social Delusion, Gunophobia, Corporate Defiant Disorder, Anti-Authoritarian Infantilism, Toxic Common Sense

2013-01-05 10:36:45 AM
1 votes:
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2013-01-05 10:19:20 AM
1 votes:
Meanwhile, I have Consonant Plurality Dependency Syndrome, which is caused by, yet also treated by, furious masturbation.
2013-01-05 09:37:34 AM
1 votes:
The internet has done wonders for those who want to be sick but are not committed enough to go to the library to look up their "symptoms".

Thanks, Obama.
2013-01-05 09:20:26 AM
1 votes:

czetie: bulldg4life: Most of them were just your standard geek/nerd, but one or two were off the wall.

...and that's why it's called a "spectrum disorder". By the way, is everybody on Fark aware that a great many mental health professionals think that DSM-5 is a crock of shiat? It medicalizes a lot of perfectly normal behavior (like grieving the death of somebody close) while discarding established, valid diagnoses like Asperger's.

Pretty soon, the psychiatric profession is going to look even more stupid than it does now as its diagnoses increasingly get overtaken by real science, replacing the subjective nonsense and grand theories with the actual neurological, physical and chemical correlates of mental disorders. It's going to turn out that in a lot of cases, distinct diagnoses turn out to be different manifestations of a single underlying problem; while other common diagnoses turn out to be several different disorders that happen to have similar external manifestations.

And in the future we're going to look back on the last half-century of psychiatric diagnosis and practice with the same disdain that many people regard the half-century before that.


Let's play "Guess who's the Scientologist."
2013-01-05 09:20:12 AM
1 votes:
"You hear people say things like, 'I don't want to be associated with people who can't talk or need attendant care or wear diapers.' I find that attitude despicable."

Said the carer of the nappy wearing doctor whilst he drooled and crapped himself.

Nobody with a high IQ wants to be bunched up with the window lickers, happy rocking people and nappy wearing wheelchair cases. Its just insulting.
2013-01-05 09:00:50 AM
1 votes:
there's probably a reason why no girls want to talk to me. but i'm betting it has more to do with the fact i smell like semen
2013-01-05 08:52:12 AM
1 votes:
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-01-05 08:25:18 AM
1 votes:

czetie: bulldg4life: Most of them were just your standard geek/nerd, but one or two were off the wall.

...and that's why it's called a "spectrum disorder". By the way, is everybody on Fark aware that a great many mental health professionals think that DSM-5 is a crock of shiat? It medicalizes a lot of perfectly normal behavior (like grieving the death of somebody close) while discarding established, valid diagnoses like Asperger's.


Actually, yeah. I've seen where grieving is now a mental illness, and it's bullshiat. I also think Aspergers is probably a valid disorder. However, it's also the Kim Kardashian of psychiatric disorders... everyone has it, and it's all over the place, especially if you go on the internet looking for it.
2013-01-05 08:22:19 AM
1 votes:

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Yeah, the APA really know what they're doing with this crap.

/Actually diagnosed formally.


Hey, I'd trust Ron Simmons and Bradshaw with my Psychiatric diagnoses any day.

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2013-01-05 08:05:23 AM
1 votes:

bulldg4life: fisker: DrPainMD: I spent my childhood in gifted student programs. There were more than a few "oddballs" who probably had some form of Asperger's.

Do they avoid Facebook and hate movies like Twilight and The Avengers?

Let me guess. They are odd and they don't fit in because they don't have an iPhone.

No, they are odd because they have trouble conversing like normal, stare at the ground a lot, and have trouble with social situations.

Most of them were just your standard geek/nerd, but one or two were off the wall.


Oh.

Because the last school shooter was supposedly diagnosed with this disorder and apparently he didn't even have a Facebook account.

He was all the other things you mentioned, too, so naturally I just put two and two together.

By the way. I stand in front of my niece's school all day in a camouflage outfit protecting all the little guys from these types of people.
2013-01-05 08:03:54 AM
1 votes:
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RandomAxe: For christ's sake, people will still call it Asperger's. The farking psychiatric diagnostic manual doesn't control reality. You'd have to be crazy to think it does.


Seriously crazy considering that I control reality.
2013-01-05 08:01:18 AM
1 votes:
Wow. Deborah Knutesen sounds like a bitter old shrew. Sorry your kid's a retard, lady. Doesn't give you an excuse to be a b*tch.
2013-01-05 07:53:30 AM
1 votes:
For christ's sake, people will still call it Asperger's. The farking psychiatric diagnostic manual doesn't control reality. You'd have to be crazy to think it does.
2013-01-05 07:52:42 AM
1 votes:

whizbangthedirtfarmer: //yes, holidays are fun at our house


The concept of fun must be even more subjective than I thought.
2013-01-05 07:45:43 AM
1 votes:
No no no... EVERYTHING is a syndrome or condition and needs to be treated with Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Welbutrin, Geodon, Seroquel, Depakote, etc - and if those don't work, start at the top of the list only this time add Ambilify.

They MUST have medical credibility - I mean, whenever I'm in the waiting room at the Drs. there's ALWAYS some very well dressed suit coming through the door, trinkets for the staff & sampled in the box security in hand - most of them even know the pass codes to get back into the exam rooms and drs offices.
 
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