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Why Do Autistic People Act Dumb
Think about it: These people work very hard to look special. Most of them are not abusing steroids, but have a healthy, often lonely lifestyle focused on building strength. Not everyone thinks massive musculature looks nice (some might even be jealous). But do you generally put down other people's achievements? Do you tell other athletes 'It's not worth it?' Instead, why not just say 'You must work hard.' ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It all depends: People feel many different ways about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But people who love the ACA do so because despite any flaws or problems the ACA has afforded millions of people the opportunity to get access insurance, and therefore, healthcare who had been previously locked out of the insurance market. ...Read more
Why do some transgender people regret transition? Were they misdiagnosed? What percentage of transgender people does that happen to?
Few Studies and...: ... it's complicated 2 interpret findings. There r significant obstacles 2 social transition & especially 2 obtaining any gender affirming medical treatments -hormones & surgery. Even the cost of a legal name change is unaffordable 4 some. 4those w/insurance, few plans yet cover gender-affirming medical treatments. Trans* individuals face extreme discrimination & social rejection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Developmental Issues: People with autistic symptoms, especially people who are more severly affected, may display a variety of developmental delays, including difficulties with control of bodily functions. That might be why some people automatically assume all people with autism will have this difficulty. Of course, this is a variable problem, and is not seen in every person with autism. ...Read more
Curiosity: Circus sideshows embodied curiostiy and quirky spirit. Human nature finds colorful, different and exagerated promises interesting enough to pay and watch. As early as the 1930's people began to raise objections to the "human freaks" deeming them shameful pornography of the disabled. By 1970's laws were passed to kill these traveling sideshows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unethical: A paper published several years ago linked autism to MMR vaccination. Since then many follow up studies and investigations have disproven it completely. The author of the original study was later found to have altered his results due to having financial gain out of such results. It is a sad case of unethical medical behavior which has caused much confusion. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Gene > brain >: behavior is studied by translational research. OMIM, a genetic database, lists 1,077 molecular genetic defects that cause Intellectual Disability, often moderate-severe, +/- Autistic Spectrum Disorder with Self-Injurious Behavior in their Neurobehavioral profiles. SIB used by a non- verbal person to avoid situations or attain desires often responds to behavioral therapy +/- medications. ...Read more
Top 10 Answers...: 1. It used to be (ie, quietly accepted/expected by society in past) 2. Denial is a powerful influence 3. Guys are usually not the victims 4. Provides a (false) sense of superiority/power 5. Hurt is turned into anger/aggression 6. Observed in childhood home or elsewhere 7. Bigger, stronger-they use resources that are most available &apparent 8. Lack insight 9. Unhealthy psyche 10.(they don't really). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do people with amnesia remember a language when they don't remember their names (or other people)?
First things last: In general the things that were learned first will be forgotten last. Language is one of the things we learn first when we are growing up. This will be the last to go. However there will be some exceptions to this general rule. ...Read more
Why do some people say that people with true ADHD don't get addicted to medications that are stimulants?
Not really correct: Anyone can abuse any med that is abusable (e.g., opioid/morphine derivatives, methadone, amphetamines, methylphenidate, benzo's, barbiturates, muscle relaxants such as carisoprodol, etc.). About 7 million americans report abusing prescription drugs each month (nida, 2010). One theory is that if you are truly adhd & you take the adhd med correctly & you function better, abuse is less likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Schizophrenia affects 1% of the general population. All walks of life are affected. That includes those who are religious as well as those who are not. It is possible for a person with schizophrenia to believe they hear god talking to them. In fact, I have had many patients who believed that they were jesus christ. Interestingly, often when such people are treated, they no longer believe it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Your: attraction not only is physical. People actually deem your good character traits and intelligence more important than superficial appearance. You should socialize more with people of substance and not just looks. Read books also on Confidence building eg, "Im OK you're OK". Also check out Prager university. ...Read more
Cause of epilepsy: There is no single cause for epilepsy; structural derangement, space occupying lesions, toxic and metabolic features, in born errors, traumatic brain injury and other may cause epilepsy. In a simple terms uncontrolled electrical discharges from brain cells may result in seizures and epilepsy. ...Read more
A lot of people mistake my shyness with autism. I'm actually an introvert but many people say that I have I autism. I don't know what to do.
Autistic Spectrum : Disorder Level I, or Asperger Syndrome, impairs one's ability to make & sustain friendships because it''s hard to understand that other people have a different point of view than yours, sustain a conversation on a topic not of your choosing or make eye contact when talking to a someone. If this is the case, then ask your doctor to refer you to a psychiatrist & a psychologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Specific Learning : Disorder is diagnosed in school-age children with avg. to > avg. IQ's. Some families have mutant genes for Specific Language Impairment & resultant Reading Disorder & Disorder of Written Expression. Math impairment may be from Non-Verbal Learning Disability, associated with many syndromes, some of which are inheritable. Low birthweight, brain infections, trauma & trauma are some other causes. ...Read more
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