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How many different names does one disorder need???

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Punchr0ck3r17, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Punchr0ck3r17

    Punchr0ck3r17 New Member

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    So, I recently did a Google search for Autism topics, and one of the questions that popped up in the search results was "What are the 3 most common forms of Autism?" That question got me thinking.... How many different diagnoses are there that are now classified as "Autism?" I did some research and was surprised to find out that there are at least several disorders which now fall on what psychologists are calling the Autism Spectrum. It was interesting to read about how diagnostic terms have changed over the years to give people the most accurate diagnosis possible.

    However, I also found myself thinking it must be confusing to try to decode all those different terms and diagnoses. I'm not sure how well I did, but I took my research and wrote a post on my blog that attempts to break down the various diagnoses that are now considered to be an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Check it out if you're curious, and if not, let me know in the comments whether you find the Autism Spectrum confusing. What do you think could be done to improve understanding? Let me know! Oh, there's a link to my personal off-site blog on my Profile.
     
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  2. Nervous Rex

    Nervous Rex High-functioning autistic V.I.P Member

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    To borrow a phrase from the computer world, "The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from."

    About the time that society begins to adopt one name, all the experts decide they need a new, better name.
     
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    Varzar Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    You still haven't fixed the links at the top of your blog... :(
    I'll read your new blog post after you fix the links.. It's like nails being dragged down a chalkboard for me now.. I can't ignore it..
     
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  4. Tom

    Tom Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I favor just calling us and everyone else that is not neurotypical, Mutants. Then once we get the robots and androids as allies start the First Mutant War. It will be a bloodless conflict if we take over all high priority logistical targets like Donut and Coffee shops all at once.

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  5. Streetwise

    Streetwise very cautious contributor V.I.P Member

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    I'm me I'm completely different from the next person so not even autism spectrum disorder is accurate psychologist that was supposedly diagnosing me said I was so close to the border it might have been borderline personality disorder so of course they put me in a little box because the world would end if I wasn't in a little box suddenly all the help that I wasn't given will be given to me in that second I don't need a label I need helpand I don't need the label because I don't want to be drugged up to the eyeballs so they don't need to consider whether it would kill me I'd like somebody to talk to not tablets
     
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    tducey Well-Known Member

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    I figure Autism is different for everyone hence the different names on the disorder.
     
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    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

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  8. Rasputin

    Rasputin ASD / Aspie V.I.P Member

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    You may be more accurate than you know. I have some pretty bad gene mutations inherited from both parents.
     
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    Tom Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Probably everyone has some in their vast genome. What seems to connect us is we have them in some specific areas of the code, although with a lot of variety. The latest study listed 120 possible mutations, but affecting similar areas.
     
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    Rasputin ASD / Aspie V.I.P Member

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    I would be interested in reading this research if you have links to the article(s).
     
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  12. Streetwise

    Streetwise very cautious contributor V.I.P Member

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