Take new InconPro! The ultimate pill that gets rid of all incontinence and bedwetting!LOL. That's actually a really smart point. I've heard of pills for bedwetters and such that actually worsen it sometimes if too much is taken...so maybe possible.
Aspergers is a real disease.Aspergers is simply society trying to put a label on people who aren't 100% normal by their wierd sense of the word. Trying to cure a problem that doesn't really exist. :heiscrazy:
Aspergers is only a "real" disease b/c some know-it-all doctor somewhere decided to define it so he could make a buck... like ADD and half of these other "syndromes" that kids these days get slapped with. It's a way for the schools and medical system to get more money from parents by designating certain kids as special.Aspergers is a real disease.
It is mild autism. It can grow more severe as time goes on.
Not trying to defy your opinion, however...Aspergers is only a "real" disease b/c some know-it-all doctor somewhere decided to define it so he could make a buck... like ADD and half of these other "syndromes" that kids these days get slapped with. It's a way for the schools and medical system to get more money from parents by designating certain kids as special
No disrespect, Darkfinn, but you're only four years older than I. What 90s did you grow up in? Sure, some kids got spanked (including me). But no one I knew got 'the paddle or the belt.' True, being shy, introverted, or geeky doesn't signify emotional or genetic problems, but there's a difference between being shy and being unable to associate with people at all. Realistically, it's hard to determine whether this generation has turned out to be productive members of society--the eldest people born in the 80s are barely 28, but the youngest born in the 90s are only 9--that's a huge span of ages to make such a generalisation about. And when I was in elementary school, the overdiagnosis of ADD/ADHD etc was already beginning--I knew kids on ritalin and prozac at nine or ten. I agree that some things are overdiagnosed, and that very few, if any, children need psychotropic drugs.Aspergers is only a "real" disease b/c some know-it-all doctor somewhere decided to define it so he could make a buck... like ADD and half of these other "syndromes" that kids these days get slapped with. It's a way for the schools and medical system to get more money from parents by designating certain kids as special.
When I was growing up in the 80's and 90's there was no such thing... if you were constantly acting out you got the paddle or the belt... if you were a bit shy... introverted... and geeky... you were a nerd. The vast majority of kids turned out to be fine productive members of society without any form of counciling or drug therapy. The medical community is making all of these special diagnoses so it can get money... that's all its about. There's nothing wrong with the kids... except maybe a lack of discipline and respect. There's more wrong with the parents.
So stop thinking of yourself as having some form of disability. It does nothing but bring you down and let you make excuses for yourself.
I grew up in Virginia (dual citizenship, I go to university in Scotland), so not actually as far removed from your experience as you might think. Never got hit with a belt, though--my mother spanked me if anyone did. I'm pretty sure it was illegal for teachers to hit students in the US by the early 90s, at least in public schools, although I guess enforcement was pretty sparse. Especially true in the South, where it seems the attitude is 'Don't come home and tell me you got a beating at school, I'll just give you another one here.'Okay... lemme take this in parts.
First... perhaps the 80's/90's in Scotland was just a bit different from the 80's/90's in the southern USA. All of the kids I grew up with were physically punished by either the school system or their parents. We were paddled by the principal if we acted out in school up until the 5th grade... then we got it again from our parents when we got home. In 6th grade and beyond the schools switched to "detention" but you can rest assured that until the day I turned 13 my father would beat me with his belt anytime I screwed up.
As far as my "generation" goes. I only refer to people born in the 80's. Something about parenting changed when we hit that 1990 line... and believe me, you can tell. Using ADD/HD and "Aspergers" as a crutch for kids did definately start in the 90's... but it has grown exponentially in the past 10 years. I just find it strange that it's rising coincided with a sharp decline in parenting.
I have several friends who are parents... and I see young kids around all the time. The classic "kid throwing a tantrum" in wal-mart never ceases to amaze me. The parents either try to talk to, or simply ignore the kid. If I had acted out in public like that when I was young it would have meant a beating on the spot, then another one when I got home. Many parents these days love nothing more than to pawn the kids off on the school system during the day... and ignore them when they come home. You end up with a ungrateful, ill mannered, idiotic wild child. It's not all the kid's fault... they are born ignorant... and someone has to teach them right from wrong.
As far as Aspergers itself goes... if it is bad enough to where the child cannot physically interact with other people... needs special attention and classes in school... and has to be cared for 24/7 I'd call that autism. My cousin has autism... he is unable to socialize... is afraid of a lot of things... and is generally awkward. I doubt he will ever be able to function normally enough to get a decent job or live on his own. It's a tragic thing for sure. However other people who claim to have "Aspergers" seem to be doing well enough in the world. They may not have any friends and may think their home lives are torture... but guess what... it's all part of growing up. They don't need drugs... they need to wake up and realise that the real world is hard... and leaning on their "disability" isn't going to get them any special treatment outside of their school. Odds are it's going to make it even harder for them to get jobs when they graduate.
My explanation may be "reductive and simplistic" as you put it... and I am certainly not trying to tar everyone with the same brush. I realise that there are people in the world who legitimately need help. I just think that the vast majority of folks are taking advantage of the system... and it's going to bite them in the ass soon enough.
So... kids... grow up... get a job... and get on with your life. Please don't be the nerdy 20+ year old living in mommy's basement. There's a big world out here... and while it might be scary at first... you'll come to the realization that you can make it just fine on your own.
I'm with you 100% on that.Be nice if people actually raised their kids instead of dragging them up...