Re: Fwd: The Geek Syndrome

From: Bob Arctor (
Date: Mon Dec 17 2001 - 12:08:12 MST

On Monday 17 December 2001 17:10, wetware bot curious recieved:
> > 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 DSM V.

i _know_ my definitions're wrong, but i have no better to

those are common-language definitions.
clinically autism is defined just by social withdrawal, but
after reading dsm V i thought it was not written by a human,
rather automatically generated. ICD-10 was a bit closer, but
still diagnoses are only estimates of what happens to subject,
not a diesease in particular.

using MRI in diagnosis is a new approach, and ... well. maybe
read alt.flame.psychiatry.faq to have a clue what is my point
of view about it.

i think we'll not be able to set _apropriate_ but only
estimated diagnosis in a way of next 10-20 years, well, maybe
when AI will be more widely used in psychiatry things will
change a bit.



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