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Thomas Armstrong
   Over the past sixty years, we’ve witnessed a phenomenal growth in the number of new psychiatric illnesses.  The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, first published in 1952, originally listed about 100 categories of illness.  By the year 2000, that number had tripled.  We’ve become accustomed to hearing in the news about “learning...
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Public release date: 1-Feb-2010[ Print | E-mail | Share ] [ Close Window ] [ Close Window ] Contact: G. Paul Amminger, M.D.gpamminger@gmail.comJAMA and Archives Journals Individuals at extremely high risk of developing psychosis appear less likely to develop psychotic disorders following a 12-week course of fish oil capsules containing long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids,...
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TV movie 'Temple Grandin' traces passion, perseverance of autistic genius By Cassandra Szklarski (CP) – 23 hours ago TORONTO — When actress Catherine O'Hara came face-to-face with the remarkable woman whose life story is told in the made-for-TV movie, "Temple Grandin," she says she was overcome with a desire to hug the brilliant scientist. Trouble...
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A recent interview on the blog Technoccult with neurodiversity advocate Kassiane (she didn't wish to give her last name), highlighted some key points about neurodiversity.  In defining neurodiversity, she made an important distinction between the word and the movement, explaining:  "Neurodiversity, the word, simply means the whole variety of different brain wirings people have…from the different kinds of normal...
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A new interview with autistic cattle expert Temple Grandin, the subject of a new biopic on HBO, reveals her own reactions while on the set of the movie.  “I was very involved in the cattle parts of the movie to make sure that was all accurate,” Grandin said. “They bought 32 head of nice Angus...
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