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2013-03-20 03:07:10 PM
Translation: One in fifty sets of parental units can be cajoled into medicating their misbehaving kids, regardless of whether actual autism is present.
 
2013-03-20 03:09:46 PM

Maybe Steph Curry. He likes pi.

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- Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 14, 2013

 
2013-03-20 03:15:35 PM

Strolpol: Translation: One in fifty sets of parental units can be cajoled into medicating their misbehaving kids, regardless of whether actual autism is present.


Autism is the new ADHD?
 
2013-03-20 03:21:28 PM
Make change your friend, or be ran over and ground into the dirt.
 
2013-03-20 03:21:58 PM
.3525546 of a kid? Is this a cruel joke about midgets?

/little people
//fractional Americans
 
2013-03-20 03:29:34 PM

YodaBlues: Strolpol: Translation: One in fifty sets of parental units can be cajoled into medicating their misbehaving kids, regardless of whether actual autism is present.

Autism is the new ADHD?


If it hasn't already happened, there will be a proven "link" between the two within a year.
 
2013-03-20 03:30:20 PM

bingethinker: .3525546 of a kid? Is this a cruel joke about midgets?

/little people
//fractional Americans


No no no. You've got it all wrong. Midgets aren't people.
 
2013-03-20 03:32:09 PM

jonny_q: YodaBlues: Strolpol: Translation: One in fifty sets of parental units can be cajoled into medicating their misbehaving kids, regardless of whether actual autism is present.

Autism is the new ADHD?

If it hasn't already happened, there will be a proven "link" between the two within a year.


I went ahead and Googled it.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC378550/
 
2013-03-20 03:33:54 PM
Article: 1 in 50 or 0.02%.
Subby: 1.33525546 in 50.3535546 or 0.0268558208558218%.

Subby probably sucks as a driver too.
 
2013-03-20 03:34:16 PM
SuperHealthInsureCo and MegaPharmCo are working diligently day and night to lower that ratio

You know, for science and all.
 
2013-03-20 03:34:47 PM

Strolpol: Translation: One in fifty sets of parental units can be cajoled into medicating their misbehaving kids, regardless of whether actual autism is present.


This. Being a weird, difficult introvert isn't a disorder. I bet the percentage of "afflicted" kinds is highest in the Bay Area.
 
2013-03-20 03:35:03 PM
Man casinos must be freaking out about the money they are going to start losing in the future.
 
2013-03-20 03:35:50 PM

Strolpol: Translation: One in fifty sets of parental units can be cajoled into medicating their misbehaving kids, regardless of whether actual autism is present.


Wow, you're an idiot.
 
2013-03-20 03:41:36 PM

Karac: Article: 1 in 50 or 0.02%.
Subby: 1.33525546 in 50.3535546 or 0.0268558208558218%.

Subby probably sucks as a driver too.


LIke how you suck at math?
 
2013-03-20 03:48:18 PM

tom baker's scarf: bingethinker: .3525546 of a kid? Is this a cruel joke about midgets?

/little people
//fractional Americans

No no no. You've got it all wrong. Midgets aren't people.


I'm 2 inches too tall to be a midget. I'm in the weird zone!
 
2013-03-20 03:48:59 PM
I heard it was only .6762773 in 25.1767773 kids.
 
2013-03-20 03:49:47 PM

jonny_q: jonny_q: YodaBlues: Strolpol: Translation: One in fifty sets of parental units can be cajoled into medicating their misbehaving kids, regardless of whether actual autism is present.

Autism is the new ADHD?

If it hasn't already happened, there will be a proven "link" between the two within a year.

I went ahead and Googled it.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC378550/


Eesh.  I wouldn't trust that link (the ADHD/Autism link, not the website) even a little bit
 
2013-03-20 03:51:07 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Being a weird, difficult introvert isn't a disorder.


Unless your mom owns an assault rifle.
 
2013-03-20 03:51:27 PM

Karac: Article: 1 in 50 or 0.02%.
Subby: 1.33525546 in 50.3535546 or 0.0268558208558218%.

Subby probably sucks as a driver too.


Is this a troll?
 
2013-03-20 03:51:27 PM

Infobahn: Strolpol: Translation: One in fifty sets of parental units can be cajoled into medicating their misbehaving kids, regardless of whether actual autism is present.

Wow, you're an idiot.


Actually he is somewhat backed up by the article that says 1 in 50 parents claim their children have autism in this study, but most experts prefer a previous more rigorous study that suggests the number is closer to 1 in 88 that comes mostly from medical professionals.
 
2013-03-20 03:52:38 PM

Strolpol: Translation: One in fifty sets of parental units can be cajoled into medicating their misbehaving kids, regardless of whether actual autism is present.


Is it possible to medicate autism?  I've tried a bunch of drugs and they don't do much.
 
2013-03-20 03:53:23 PM

bifford: Strolpol: Translation: One in fifty sets of parental units can be cajoled into medicating their misbehaving kids, regardless of whether actual autism is present.

Is it possible to medicate autism?  I've tried a bunch of drugs and they don't do much.


I bet weed wouldnt hurt.
 
2013-03-20 03:53:58 PM

Strolpol: Translation: One in fifty sets of parental units can be cajoled into medicating their misbehaving kids, regardless of whether actual autism is present.


Guess what?  There is no medication for Autism.  Kids with Autism may have comorbid conditions, such as ADHD or depression, which may require medication, but Autism in and of itself cannot be remediated by medication.

That said, I do carry a bottle of Xanax at all times because sometimes being half-unconscious is better than fleeing the room, and I'm not allowed to drink at work.
 
2013-03-20 03:55:02 PM

Alonjar: bifford: Strolpol: Translation: One in fifty sets of parental units can be cajoled into medicating their misbehaving kids, regardless of whether actual autism is present.

Is it possible to medicate autism?  I've tried a bunch of drugs and they don't do much.

I bet weed wouldnt hurt.


I've, uh... I've heard rumors indicating that may be true.
 
2013-03-20 03:58:28 PM

bingethinker: .3525546 of a kid? Is this a cruel joke about midgets?

/little people
//fractional Americans


As a person of average height, I've always thought that "little people" was WAY more insulting and condescending, particularly when compared to the term "dwarf".
 
2013-03-20 04:02:13 PM

xria: Infobahn: Strolpol: Translation: One in fifty sets of parental units can be cajoled into medicating their misbehaving kids, regardless of whether actual autism is present.

Wow, you're an idiot.

Actually he is somewhat backed up by the article that says 1 in 50 parents claim their children have autism in this study, but most experts prefer a previous more rigorous study that suggests the number is closer to 1 in 88 that comes mostly from medical professionals.


Medicating Autism?  He is an idiot.
 
2013-03-20 04:36:53 PM
1 in 50 kids is a weird little dude?

/yeah, it sounds about like it was in the 70's
 
2013-03-20 04:36:58 PM

Infobahn: xria: Infobahn: Strolpol: Translation: One in fifty sets of parental units can be cajoled into medicating their misbehaving kids, regardless of whether actual autism is present.

Wow, you're an idiot.

Actually he is somewhat backed up by the article that says 1 in 50 parents claim their children have autism in this study, but most experts prefer a previous more rigorous study that suggests the number is closer to 1 in 88 that comes mostly from medical professionals.

Medicating Autism?  He is an idiot.


Yup, the derp is turned to 11 on that guy
 
2013-03-20 04:39:22 PM

Darth_Lukecash: tom baker's scarf: bingethinker: .3525546 of a kid? Is this a cruel joke about midgets?

/little people
//fractional Americans

No no no. You've got it all wrong. Midgets aren't people.

I'm 2 inches too tall to be a midget. I'm in the weird zone!


Everyplace you stand is now the weird zone.

BE PROUD!
 
2013-03-20 04:44:44 PM
I thought ADD and ADHD are part of the autism spectrum now?
 
2013-03-20 04:47:16 PM

tom baker's scarf: bingethinker: .3525546 of a kid? Is this a cruel joke about midgets?

/little people
//fractional Americans

No no no. You've got it all wrong. Midgets aren't people.


No, midgets are fine.  You're thinking of carnies.
 
2013-03-20 05:14:09 PM

Strolpol: Translation: One in fifty sets of parental units can be cajoled into medicating their misbehaving kids, regardless of whether actual autism is present.


Last I knew there aren't approved drug treatments, just therapy regimens.

//I don't include chelation therapy as a drug treatment, but as quackery.
 
2013-03-20 05:30:18 PM
Definitely.
 
2013-03-20 05:42:38 PM
Damn you, subby!

/shiat that was funny
 
2013-03-20 05:52:46 PM
Provided this is any number of disorders under autism spectrum disorder, I could believe this. There are, too, doctors without appropriate backgrounds making the diagnoses and parents trying to garner such diagnoses for testing accommodations and additional services (McKay Scholarships in Florida, for instance), inflating this number over the better diagnostic tools and expanding definition. One in fifty is not as remarkable as one might believe; this means for an average elementary school there are about just under ten children with autism spectrum disorder (using  http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d05/tables/dt05_096.asp for data).
 
2013-03-20 06:04:19 PM
Is it freaking anyone else out that subby put .3525546 after the 1 but .3535546 after the 50?

.3525546
.3535546

.3525546
.3535546

.3525546
.3535546

Right???!  Like: what's he trying to do there??!?!  Right??!!?
 
2013-03-20 06:08:32 PM

Darth_Lukecash: tom baker's scarf: bingethinker: .3525546 of a kid? Is this a cruel joke about midgets?

/little people
//fractional Americans

No no no. You've got it all wrong. Midgets aren't people.

I'm 2 inches too tall to be a midget. I'm in the weird zone!


The only important thing is whether or not you're a tripod.  Personal experience.
 
2013-03-20 06:11:15 PM
Okay, I'm not afiliated with any crazies like anti-vaccers or $cientologists, but I'm sensing a heavy dose of diagnosis-reward going on with the industry. There is a push for intervention, which costs money, which makes the over diagnosis a certainty. I'm seeing it everywhere I look these days (now that I know more about it). There are children who need intervention, but no where near as many as they diagnose with that broad brush.
 
2013-03-20 06:26:16 PM

wildcardjack: Okay, I'm not afiliated with any crazies like anti-vaccers or $cientologists, but I'm sensing a heavy dose of diagnosis-reward going on with the industry. There is a push for intervention, which costs money, which makes the over diagnosis a certainty. I'm seeing it everywhere I look these days (now that I know more about it). There are children who need intervention, but no where near as many as they diagnose with that broad brush.


Despite working with a plethora of students who I feel should not be medicated or do not require additional accommodations over the years, I have not seen doctors as greed-stricken in this diagnosis bonanza; rather, doctors are ill-equipped for identification of autism spectrum disorder or a host of other developmental conditions, and, under various recommendations or urgings and a feeling "this cannot hurt", therefore doctors choose to diagnose. Some amount certainly lack scruples, and some become influenced by money making the task easier, but I doubt more than a handful venture into this with selfish intentions.
 
2013-03-20 07:41:41 PM

Infobahn: Strolpol: Translation: One in fifty sets of parental units can be cajoled into medicating their misbehaving kids, regardless of whether actual autism is present.

Wow, you're an idiot.


You actually believe the tripe spewed by Big Pharma?  Or do you believe that as a species that we're rapidly becoming genetically defective?
 
2013-03-20 07:52:58 PM
Okay, wait.

I heard 1 in 100. Then I heard 1 in 120. Now it's 1 in 50?

WHICH IS IT?!?!?!?!
 
2013-03-20 08:37:55 PM

Marine1: Okay, wait.

I heard 1 in 100. Then I heard 1 in 120. Now it's 1 in 50?

WHICH IS IT?!?!?!?!


Didn't you know that, uh... 37.6% of statistics are made up on the spot?
 
2013-03-20 10:20:38 PM
How large does the percentage have to be before it becomes relatively normal?
 
2013-03-21 12:26:11 AM
That joke gets used every 3.7544945 days here.
 
2013-03-21 12:46:58 AM

Strolpol: Translation: One in fifty sets of parental units can be cajoled into medicating their misbehaving kids, regardless of whether actual autism is present.


hey, whatever it takes to remove the blame from themselves.
 
2013-03-21 06:01:52 AM
Despite the popular contention that autism is over-diagnosed, when my son started presenting clear symptoms and a pronounced speech delay at 2, his pediatricians dismissed my concerns out of hand. I am no doctor, but I worked with autistic children for ten years and knew damn well what I had on my hands. I had to fight tooth and nail to get an assessment from our insurance with no success. I eventually had to involve him in a study on autism at a nearby university to finally get a proper diagnosis. Moderate autism and at four years old now, his speech is about two years behind.

I'm sure there are lots of self-diagnosing Aspies and parents who claim falsely that their spawn have issues, but from what I've seen the majority of doctors hesitate to diagnose autism and are ill-equipped to deal with it. It's really tragic considering that the earlier intervention begins, the better the outcome.
 
2013-03-21 07:26:00 AM

Moonfisher: It's really tragic considering that the earlier intervention begins, the better the outcome.


Totally, completely and unadulteratedly THIS.

Here's the real kicker about autism spectrum disorders (ASDs): it can be hard to recognize especially when the child is younger (which then takes time until symptoms become more obvious), it's a complicated diagnosis to make (which takes time), you need access to trained specialists to make the diagnosis (which takes time), and yet the earlier you intervene the better.
 
2013-03-21 07:28:34 AM
And let's splash some more facts on this otherwise fact-dry discussion: there is not a medication used to treat ASD directly, but there certainly are some medications with proven efficacy for some of the symptoms which are frequently associated (like anxiety and OSD).
 
2013-03-21 09:40:46 AM

bingethinker: .3525546 of a kid? Is this a cruel joke about midgets?

/little people
//fractional Americans




Farside1.5children.jpg wants it's joke back.
 
2013-03-21 12:20:38 PM

TheGreatGazoo: I thought ADD and ADHD are part of the autism spectrum now?


It's a spectrum that goes from red to orange.
 
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