Re: Fwd: The Geek Syndrome

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Mon Dec 17 2001 - 09:10:22 MST

On Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 04:53:39PM +0100, Bob Arctor wrote:
> you seem to miss the psychiatric terminology.
> autism is a disablity in informational interchange.
> there can be verbal autism, emotional autism, social autism,
> and even musical or visual autism, informatical autism and so
> on, one of common forms of autism is dyslexia and dysgraphia.
> autism can occur at almost every level of human communications.
> i understand your confusion, psychiatry had major changes
> recently, i wait for DSM to be rewritten, so there will be
> again common base of definitions.

Hmm, your (Snyder's?) definition sounds extremely different from any
autism definitions I have encountered within (neuro)psychiatry, and I
have not encountered the idea that dyslexia is a part of the autism
spectrum before. Any sources for this? It doesn't sound like any
consensus view, and I have a hard time believing this is going to be in

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