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NY Times Opinion: Over-Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome

Now that the American Psychiatric Association has stated they may refine the ways autism and Asperger syndrome are diagnosed, The New York Times examines the matter on today's opinion page.

First, an op-ed by psychiatrist Paul Steinberg, "Asperger's History of Over-Diagnosis," delves into the history of the issue:

"[C]hildren and adults with significant interpersonal deficits are being lumped together with children and adults with language acquisition problems. Currently, with the loosening of the diagnosis of Asperger, children and adults who are shy and timid, who have quirky interests like train schedules and baseball statistics, and who have trouble relating to their peers -- but who have no language-acquisition problems -- are placed on the autism spectrum."

Next, "I Had Asperger Syndrome. Briefly," by writer Benjamin Nugent, details his experience being misdiagnosed with the condition.

"The biggest single problem with the diagnostic criteria applied to me is this: You can be highly perceptive with regard to social interaction, as a child or adolescent, and still be a spectacular social failure. This is particularly true if you're bad at sports or nervous or weird-looking."

--About.com Health staff

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(2) s. sauers says:

Of course all the doctors are going to lie about there being a connection between autism and vaccines…they don’t want a lawsuit against them…I find it hard to believe there isn’t a connection being so many children are being diagnosed with some form of autism…why is it parents have to sign a waiver not holding a physician responsible if something happens to a hild after administering the MMR shot????? Our children are suffering because of this shot!!

February 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm
(3) Sandy says:

Of course this isn’t about vaccines, but over diagnosing. The DSM greatly changed from the DSM lll to the DSM lV.

That said, my child never ‘suffered’ after any vaccine but regardless, still has autism. Why would anyone sue the doctor? As if they have ESP to know which child will have a reaction? The trend in society is to sue. Ads from attorneys on TV list a drug and then a laundry list of possible side affects which you can sue for without any bases or studies proving that drug was the cause. And one wonders why doctors have to have signatures prior to care. Society is sue-happy.

April 2, 2012 at 11:02 am
(4) Emma Lynn says:

Nowadays, in France, 650.000 individuals are affected by autism, and it goes up to 2 millions if you include their close family members…
Condemned by the European Council in 2004, France is still very late in the area of research and adapted care for autism.

With the promotional films called “Les Electeurs” (The Voters), VAINCRE L’AUTISME calls on the French government, the politicians and the public. Autistic people have been left for a long time on the fringe of society. They still suffer from legislative, political, administrative and social discriminations.

VAINCRE L’AUTISME asks for a parliamentary commission to study autism in France, as well as an economic study on the cost of autism in France, and a specific legislation, adapted to the peculiarities of the autistic persons’ needs. VAINCRE L’AUTISME also stands up for the creation of the Autism General States, a moratorium against Packing and a ruling against unsuitable cares.

In 2012, every French autistic individual and his/her family will take into account the politicians’ commitment before voting.

Check the videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwvnNyN6nj0 and http://vaincrelautisme2012.com/

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I visited the Hermes shop in lookup of a 100ml bottle of Equipage and found it. the doorman was gracious to open up the doorway for me and the son and greet us very good afternoon. Upon moving into and staring all around searching for the fragrances a more youthful sales gal with glasses arrived more than and asked how she could help. I found my ‘mens hermes belt‘ and indicated I would keep on to look around. The profits gal hovered close by and when I appeared at the enamel bracelets she arrived over and described the procedure of how they are manufactured.

The sales dude downstairs greeted us as we appeared at ties and footwear. I was dressed easily – plaid shorts and RL polo but felt I was handled as a customer should be.
It’s Hermes. Of program the products are beautiful.
As I ogled an unbelievably stunning hand-stitched crocodile hoodie, an exceptionally welcoming salesman walked by and respectfully said “There are only three of them in the United States. Go forward and attempt it on.” I responded “Oh, no way, I can not.” He warmly repeated himself, “Go ahead and try it on, make sure you.” I swiftly removed myself from the situation, hoping to management myself, being aware of how incredibly simple it would have been to hurdle across the close by glass ledge, knock over the Safety Guard and lightning-bolt out the front doorway, scale the aspect of the constructing, and lizard-leap from building-top rated to developing-top till I reach the predictable security of my individual familiar apartment, where I could thereafter continue being peacefully rocking again-and-forth in a darkish corner grappling My Cherished. To quote Jerri Blank (Strangers with Candy), “Alter. Can we alter?”
What is fantastic about Hermes is the client support. Really really knowledgeable SAs and you they can refurb something!

I get annoyed when individuals come into the store just to ask for a Birkin. There are so a lot of other beautiful bags (not to mention prepared-to-put on and add-ons).

Only complaint is the return plan. You better get residence speedy with your scarf to make it matches the outfit you had in mind and greater get back to the keep ASAP if it does not!
All round, you get what you pay out for and I would advise a check out to this retailer while in NYC.
The 5 stars are for the merchandise.

As for the product sales aid, when I went into the Boston keep with an acquaintance, the SA’s stopped chatting among themselves as we walked in and stood at interest. We had been welcomed and taken care of most graciously.
I firmly feel that you get from other individuals the same attitude you put out, as in every single location of life. I discover it intriguing that men and women can appear to the exact same shop or restaurant and a single will praise it to the skies even though the other individuals are disgusted and detrimental. This is clearly the reason why.
If you go in experience terrified and really feel like you may well not belong there, the folks will decide on up on it.
If you really don’t think you ought to have great services, you will not get it.
If you are arrogant and defensive, they will replicate that. If you are hostile and unfriendly, ditto. And so forth.
By default, you get the best possibility for very good company if you stroll in donning Hermes in some kind, the far more noticeable the better-e.g. a Kelly or Birkin bag and/or scarf. (but beware-do not wear fakes!!!!!) And dress really nicely. No prole caps or jogging footwear or jeans-except if you put on them with large diamonds.
You ought to also don’t forget that Hermes has to offer with a huge tourist crowd who-as many men and women are these days, regrettably-usually absence standard manners. And hordes of girls demanding Birkins…who are not capable to purchase them anyway but just want to contact a single. Sigh.
I recently study a correct tale of a woman who brought her Birkin into Hermes and rested it atop a counter to search at some thing close by. Another buyer arrived more than and asked her if it was actual. She explained yes. And this lady then chosen up the handbag and exclaimed “but it’s so hefty!”
The bag’s proprietor explained: “that is since it has all my factors in it.”
The female then proceeded to Empty OUT THE OWNER’S BAG!!!!!!! onto the counter, to the amazement of the SA nearby.
Shocked, the proprietor stopped the female and instructed her the bag was not for sale and that it was hers.

btw, it genuinely is true that you can acquire a Birkin (or Kelly) in the shop-there is no waiting listing except if you want to buy a unique pores and skin. You just have to spend a significant quantity in the shop and then inquire if they have a Birkin to match your hermes replica birkin bags whichever (s). The author of “Getting Residence The Birkin” is totally right about this.

Indeed it is outrageous, but as often, income talks.

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