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    I have a family member who exhibits many of the symptoms, even though a psychologist tested him and said he wasn't meeting criteria. He does have extreme social anxiety and at one time was borderling agoraphobic. He is doing much better on a paleo diet. He was just telling me that when he has any junk food or dairy he notices his anxiety levels increase for a couple days. I have noticed a big change in his ability to cope since he changed to a paleo diet. And.......... he lost 130 pounds. Double bonus! He works full time and is very successful at what he's doing. Oh, and fwiw........... as a child he tested out at 142 IQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    I just found out last year! All of my weirdness can be found in the lists of aspie traits. Talking to animals, hearing supersonic sounds (TV tubes, bats, dog whistles, electronic rodent repellents, charging camera flashes, etc.), not caring what I wear, noticing every noise, missing social cues, intense focus on one subject of interest for long periods of time - it all makes sense!
    This describes 93.85% of witches, though.

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    Lack of managing appropriate social conduct
    Anger management problems
    Controlling feelings such as depression, fear or anxiety
    Lack of empathy
    Inability to listen to others
    Inflexible thinking
    Repetitive routines provides feelings of security
    Stress when their routine suddenly changes
    Inability to think in abstract ways
    Specialised fields of interest
    Visual thinking
    I think this just makes you a Republican.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumroll View Post
    I was a little annoyed to hear this because there will be a LOT of people who could use some real help and services that won't be able to get them just because they don't meet "every last criteria" necessary in order to receive the diagnoses they need to get any useful services. Ugh.
    Why do you need someone to tell you you are different? You'll never catch me in any sort of psychologist or psychiatrists office, too many ways for governments, insurance companies etc to use it against you to deny you rights. If you've ever been treated for depression in the U.S. you can be denied a firearm permit and can get denied for purchased through an FFL for example.
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    Food choice change was the biggest. No more IBS, no heart burn. No sugar headaches. Ditching grains took awhile but haven't had them in over year. I used to try to make substitutes, now just don't care.

    My goal for reaching out to this community was to see if there were other things people fine tuned that helped manage triggers.

    I am figuring out that the exercise really has to be a bigger part. I had knee surgery this summer and it has been slow coming back beyond just walking. Only now can get into the gym for weights and was released for sprints. So it is funny to come full circle back to primal, discover something new about my self (like I am really different and no, I don't understand you, and no, you can't fix me). It is truly exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    I think this just makes you a Republican.
    +1 Yeah, sounds like an excuse for people to diagnose their lack of openness and treating other people like shit as a disease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmday View Post
    Food choice change was the biggest. No more IBS, no heart burn. No sugar headaches. Ditching grains took awhile but haven't had them in over year. I used to try to make substitutes, now just don't care.

    My goal for reaching out to this community was to see if there were other things people fine tuned that helped manage triggers.

    I am figuring out that the exercise really has to be a bigger part. I had knee surgery this summer and it has been slow coming back beyond just walking. Only now can get into the gym for weights and was released for sprints. So it is funny to come full circle back to primal, discover something new about my self (like I am really different and no, I don't understand you, and no, you can't fix me). It is truly exciting.

    Valmason. Sure love to dialog.
    Tell me more . What were you eating before? What kind of changes have you seen overall? You sound so confident, like you have truly found your place. I would love to know more of how that happened for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sakura_girl View Post
    +1 Yeah, sounds like an excuse for people to diagnose their lack of openness and treating other people like shit as a disease.
    Do you realize what you just said also fits that description?
    Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?

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    This does concern me Drumroll. For many kids the only way they will get help is through the public schools so it will be interesting to see what happens with one more hoop to have to jump through. I love my job and I do it because I truly believe in education. I am not blind to hte problems in the school system however. Most are caused by those making the decisions who have never sat in a classroom and really don't give a damn about anything other than money.

    Oops...sorry. My ongoing rant. In short I agree with you Drumroll, it is concerning. We will just have to wait and see what happens. Thanks for what everyone is saying! It's important and can help others!

    On a related subject though, what opinion do you guys have on the change in diagnostic criteria coming in the4 DSM-V? Apparently PDD, Asperger's, ect. are all out the door. The only diagnoses that will exist anymore is "Autistic Spectrum Disorder." In addition, they will be increasing the number of symptoms you must match in order to recieve a diagnoses, so getting a diagnoses will be much more difficult for some. I was a little annoyed to hear this because there will be a LOT of people who could use some real help and services that won't be able to get them just because they don't meet "every last criteria" necessary in order to receive the diagnoses they need to get any useful services. Ugh.
    You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott F View Post
    Do you realize what you just said also fits that description?
    Yes. I just wanted to be blunt and frank and throw that out there.

    I mean, you could basically add a label of a disease to any personality trait nowadays, and they will diagnose you and put you on meds for anything. I think it's really up to a person to be able to exhibit some self-control and just deal with the personality that they've been born with instead of using a disease as an excuse.

    I'm not necessarily blaming those on this board of doing this, but I think in general, it's really annoying that people are starting to get lazy about not taking responsibility for their own actions.

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