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Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy writing poetry or writing songs?

Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy writing poetry or writing songs?

Yes they might: In my experience in treating people with asperger's disorder, they seem to enjoy songs and creative writing in a proportion similar to the general population. ...Read more

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Do politics attract abnormal personalities? Any good research to read on correlation between political ideology and psychological pathology?

Do politics attract abnormal personalities? Any good research to read on correlation between political ideology and psychological pathology?

No study, but Blogs: A PH.D. has an article in Psychology Today magazine. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolution-the-self/201112/narcissism-why-its-so-rampant-in-politics and there are lots of bloggers writing about it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Aren't aarp programs just grand schemes to rip off people?

Aren't aarp programs just grand schemes to rip off people?

AARP: Aarp has strong connections to insurance programs selling policies and other things which no doubt make them significant income. They are an occasionally effective lobby for some issues. The cost to 'belong' is cheap and this reflects their ability to get you on their list to sell products. Some are probably fairly priced given current market conditions but some are certainly 'rip-offs'. ...Read more

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Why don't autistic kids pretend play?

Why don't autistic kids pretend play?

Good question: Typical 1-year-olds feed a doll with a bottle, representing an act from the environment. Even at 3-4 years, kids with autism put the tip of the bottle in any indentation on the doll's body, sensorimotor play. Despite overdeveloped rote memory, they can't "get" concepts- things you can't see or touch-because of their concrete thinking. That's why therapy has to be intensive & repetitive to work. ...Read more

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What value is movie rating system if our church disagrees?

Movie rating: This is a clear separation of state and church. Movie ratings are the state and the church teaching are the religion. Typically the state tends to be ultra open and the church teaches based on belief and faith in good. Nothing wrong with the latter. It all depends on which of the two provides better satisfaction to you. ...Read more

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Why do I enjoy horror movies yet they go against all human instinct?

Escape: It's an escape. You enjoy things that you won't (hopefully) ever experience. ...Read more

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Apart from adolf hitler and radovan karadzic what other genocidal war criminals are into quackery?

Apart from adolf hitler and radovan karadzic what other genocidal war criminals are into quackery?

Most: Most war ciminals have alternative medical beliefs due to their lack of scientific knowledge and wanting magic. This includes fortune tellers. ...Read more

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Should parents encourage kids to believe in fantasy characters like easter bunny?

Should parents encourage kids to believe in fantasy characters like easter bunny?

Yes: Imagination in children is a very important part of childhood. Santa claus and the easter bunny are "lovable" characters and as the child grows and discovers the truth, he finds it amusing usually. It is all part of the fun of a family growing togetherf in a loving lifestyle. ...Read more

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Am dating online, and they keep playing mind games. Why do they enjoy this type of childish behavior?

Am dating online, and they keep playing mind games. Why do they enjoy this type of childish behavior?

Bad idea: Never put your trust in someone until you know them well including their background .You are playing with your life. ...Read more

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Are men who read porn magazines perverts?

Are men who read porn magazines perverts?

Some are/most aren't: This is a question which can have a wide range of responses affected by one's religious, moral and world-view perspectives. Assuming "pervert" as referring to a harmful, abnormal, minority state and considering that millions of documented internet porn viewers--men and women--are not all perverts, then no. Someone with obsessive porn preoccupation and related harmful actions, then yes. ...Read more

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What are some good acoustic pop punk love songs for my girlfriend?

This question: isn't medical in nature. I am not sure you are on the best website for this type of recommendation. ...Read more

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Do blind people imagine images in their minds?

Do blind people imagine images in their minds?

Of course: People who are blind do not have different minds than anyone else. Do you imagine images in your mind? ...Read more

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Do biohair capsules by vindeca life sciences work?

Biohair: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Abused by teacher in '80s. School never believed me/my parents. Abuser now sunday school teacher at church. How can I be credible in warning church?

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Abused by teacher in '80s. School never believed me/my parents. Abuser now sunday school teacher at church. How can I be credible in warning church?

Police: Child abuse is very serious. They need to be stopped from harming other children. You need to report the child abuse to the police as soon as possible. It will require great courage on your part, but i know you can do it. Be brave, protect others. ...Read more

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What are some good fantasy and mythology books?

Sorry: This doesn't fall under my area of expertise. Healthtap is a medical site - might try another site. ...Read more