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Re: ITT: The Case Against Jenny McCarthy As A Scientist
« Reply #120 on: March 25, 2011, 12:29:54 am »
Amusingly, I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 19, and I am having EFO evaluated for it now that she is 13. We went to the neuropsychologist who specializes in teen development today, and we are going back for a two-hour evaluation in a week and a half. Something I realized while we were there: many behaviors I take for granted in the home are actually things some people consider "symptoms".

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However, we are happy people, and if anything I see a diagnosis as being one of an arsenal of tools she will use to help her understand herself and navigate a challenging world. Along with an arsenal of actual weapons. :)

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Re: ITT: The Case Against Jenny McCarthy As A Scientist
« Reply #121 on: March 25, 2011, 12:32:13 am »
Amusingly, I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 19, and I am having EFO evaluated for it now that she is 13. We went to the neuropsychologist who specializes in teen development today, and we are going back for a two-hour evaluation in a week and a half. Something I realized while we were there: many behaviors I take for granted in the home are actually things some people consider "symptoms".

 :lulz:

However, we are happy people, and if anything I see a diagnosis as being one of an arsenal of tools she will use to help her understand herself and navigate a challenging world. Along with an arsenal of actual weapons. :)



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Re: ITT: The Case Against Jenny McCarthy As A Scientist
« Reply #122 on: March 25, 2011, 04:15:47 am »
Nigel, from what I know/have been told, the microbehaviors that are at times identified as outliers for any given diagnosis like autism (in its most "functionable" state, especially) can also be manageable through any means or left alone as the choice may be for any patient's parent(s). So really it depends on how the parent and the practitioner decide how they view the child's progress at home and school.

So usually it's a diagnosis not just made through one sole doctor's or nurse's observation and testing, but also upon the referral of a school or teacher, or the insistence of the parents.

I'm typing this all out on my damned phone so I'll stop there.

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Re: ITT: The Case Against Jenny McCarthy As A Scientist
« Reply #123 on: March 25, 2011, 06:45:39 am »
Nigel, from what I know/have been told, the microbehaviors that are at times identified as outliers for any given diagnosis like autism (in its most "functionable" state, especially) can also be manageable through any means or left alone as the choice may be for any patient's parent(s). So really it depends on how the parent and the practitioner decide how they view the child's progress at home and school.

So usually it's a diagnosis not just made through one sole doctor's or nurse's observation and testing, but also upon the referral of a school or teacher, or the insistence of the parents.

I'm typing this all out on my damned phone so I'll stop there.

 :? Was this in response to my post, or was it meant to be addressed to someone else? Or am I just being a nitwit tonight?
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: ITT: The Case Against Jenny McCarthy As A Scientist
« Reply #124 on: March 25, 2011, 01:12:50 pm »
It was addressed to what you said about noticing the behavior you were used to at home was considered symptomatic.

That was my intent...and then I generalized it more towards the end.  But I was also exhausted and posting from my phone, so elegance of thought and speech sorta escape me at those points in time.  You can ignore at will, if you want.  No biggie.

ETA:  I should have added ADHD to Autism in that first line, because it's true for both.

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Re: ITT: The Case Against Jenny McCarthy As A Scientist
« Reply #125 on: September 13, 2018, 06:11:42 am »
Yeah.  But as you can imagine, I have little truck with people who use children as their personal ego-crutches, especially if its doing them more damage than good in the process.  If your child has ADHD or autism, get them to a specialist, don't retreat into some fantasy world where you can imagine they are some sort of Chosen One.

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