his wholiness the rev drjon (drjon) wrote,
his wholiness the rev drjon

ONOZ Aspies!

Some Links, from Places
Studies Reveal Why Kids Get Bullied and Rejected
Kids who get bullied and snubbed by peers may be more likely to have problems in other parts of their lives, past studies have shown. And now researchers have found at least three factors in a child's behavior that can lead to social rejection. The factors involve a child's inability to pick up on and respond to nonverbal cues from their pals...

Emulating Empathy
One of the hardest problems for engineers in founding roles in a startup is interacting with customers up close and personal. Over the years I've found the best way to learn to do this is by emulating empathy...

Database for Autism Holds Hope for Answers, Treatments
Those looking to better understand and treat Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) now have a powerful new weapon in their fight... a growing site of indexed information that can track a patient�s results from different studies at different times. ADAR is the ultimate tool for those looking to further the fight against ASD...
Hang about, "fight" against ASD? >:{/> Methinks they need to reconsider their paradigms...
Asperger's Officially Placed Inside Autism Spectrum
Asperger's syndrome is really just a form of autism and does not merit a separate diagnosis, according to a panel of researchers assembled by the American Psychiatric Association. Even though many researchers already refer to Asperger's as high-functioning autism, it hasn't been listed under the autism category in the official diagnostic guide of mental disorders... But a new draft fifth edition released Wednesday moves Asperger's officially into the autism category, provoking a wide range of responses among people with Asperger's � some of whom say they do not want to be labeled as autistic...

Oxytocin and Autism
So, in the news are studies linking oxytocin (the "mothering hormone") to a potential treatment for autism. This is not particularly new news if you've been following the science as closely as I have, but it's now been picked up by about 10 news sources from the NYT to the BBC...

ALSO: Proposed Draft Revisions to DSM Disorders and Criteria
http://www.dsm5.org/Pages/Default.aspx (via xi_o_teaz)
The draft disorders and disorder criteria that have been proposed by the DSM-5 Work Groups can be found on these pages...
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