A Russian Jewish Psychiatrist wrote notes on Autism in 1925 nineteen years earlier than Hans Asperger in 1944. She was called GRUNYA SUKAREVA. Why not replace Asperger Syndrome with GRUNYA OR SUKHAREVA SYNDROME. Asperger Syndrome is not even accurate as he was not the first to discover High Functioning Autism. He probably read GRUNYA SUKAREVA but as a Nazi, he could not mention it as she was Jewish and Russian. The *** were at the time murdering Jews and fighting a war with Russia. Hans Asperger sent disabled children to be murdered in Vienna. The *** were a great believer in Euthanasia for disabled people. The *** did not only murder millions of Jews they also murdered Disabled people Gypsies and Gay people. That is why Asperger Syndrome is not even used anymore but in addition, Hans Asperger was not the first person to discover High Functioning Autism so there is no logical reason to call it Asperger Syndrome and I hope they will replace it soon with GRUNYA SYNDROME OR SUKHAREVA SYNDROME.
DAVID SHAMASH LONDON ENGLAND.
It is correct that the label Asperger Syndrome was removed in the USA as DSM5 the manual used by Psychiatrists removed Asperger Syndrome long before Hans Asperger was accused of anything. Here in London…
Another source says "However, difficulties operationalising diagnostic criteria and differentiating AS from autism ultimately led to its merging into the unifying category of Autistic Spectrum Disorders…
I like the term high-functioning autism, as it is straightforward and descriptive. I heard another one recently that was being suggested to replace HFA because some take offense to the term low-functioning, but for the life of me, I can't recall what that other term was. Maybe someone here can guess what it might be? "Grunya" wouldn't be bad, but I'm sure I could never pronounce "Sukhareva!"
GRUNYA SYNDROME SOUNDS GOOD but perhaps we should call it HIGH FUNCTIONING AUTISM OR AUTISTIC TRAITS for people who are not really Autistic. People need to know that you can be Autistic or have difficulties and be intelligent. Some people diagnosed with High Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome might really be brain damaged and not be Autistic. I did fall out of a pram when I was a baby and have a difficult birth. A Psychologist said I have a Non-Verbal Learning Difficulty on the Right Side of my Brain and did not think I was Autistic. Whatever I have I have difficulties coping with life. I find it hard to recognize people and I get lost easily as I have poor perception and good verbal reasoning. When I was nineteen a Psychiatrist put on my notes that I have mild Autism so I must have some of the symptoms even if I am not Autistic.
I helped people with Learning Difficulties in the 1980s and they used a NASTY word MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
It should read Hitler was a great believer in Euthanasia and Hitler did not only murder Jews also disabled Gypsies and Gay people were murdered on Hitler's orders.. SIX MILLION JEWS WERE MURDERED IN THE HOLOCAUST AND AT LEAST FOUR MILLION PEOPLE DIED WHO WERE NOT JEWISH AND MURDERED FOR OTHER REASONS. Asperger Syndrome should not be used as Hans Asperger is accused of conspiring to murder disabled children and nothing to do with Jewish. Hitler ruled Germany from 1933 until 1945 and mainly between 1941 and 1945 Hitler's Genocide policy of killing people was carried out and Hans Asperger cooperated. Hitler's Genocide policy basically started after World War 2 started in September 1939.
I get lost easily as well, so I don’t like taking long walks alone unless it’s a route that I know well
This has sort of worked out favorably this year, as I’ve managed to persuade my dad to go for almost daily walks with me, and he needs the exercise just as much (if not more, with all of the health issues he suffers from) as I!
By the way, David, there’s something wrong with the messaging system on this site, so although I got your message in an email notification, I’m unable to access and reply directly to it on this site, so just to answer your question, I’m American, living in Japan
I think your history is a little dodgy and your arguments weak
Err, drcrank, is this meant to contribute to discussion, present facts on the topic, or merely devalue the original post
I am only quoting what I have read on the Web. I suggest you look up your facts on the Web before writing on the World Autism Network. It is a fact that GRUNYA SUKAHAREVA WROTE ABOUT AUTISM NINETEEN YEARS EARLIER THAN HANS ASPERGER.
Another source says "However, difficulties operationalising diagnostic criteria and differentiating AS from autism ultimately led to its merging into the unifying category of Autistic Spectrum Disorders. " (Here's the link to that: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/.../ ).
So, Hans Asperger may've been complicit, I haven't had time to read about that yet, though I know he was viennese (from Vienna , Austria, which did fall to the nazi regime). But that isn't WHY the National Institutes of Health (NIH, in the aforementioned link) says the DSM was changed.
I see no need to continue trying to rename any part of the scale after any one person, and personally think labels have limited usefulness, and that the world would be a better place if people focused on knowing each other as individuals.
It is correct that the label Asperger Syndrome was removed in the USA as DSM5 the manual used by Psychiatrists removed Asperger Syndrome long before Hans Asperger was accused of anything. Here in London the National Autistic Society instead of calling a magazine Asperger United changed its name to Spectrum because Hans Asperger was accused of being complicit in the murder of disabled children carrying out Hitler's orders. The question is what label can we give people with Autistic traits who are not really Autistic.? Some of them might be brain damaged and not correctly diagnosed with Autism. I might be brain damaged not Autistic as I fell out of a pram and had a difficult birth. In 1976 a Psychiatrist put on my notes that I was mildly Autistic so I was labeled with Asperger Syndrome. I expect they will back to using terms such as Mildly Autistic. Yes, it is a good idea to know each other as individuals as people labeled Asperger Syndrome were so different from each other and the only thing they had in common was that they had difficulties.
Dear David, have you seen all of the info on where to contact me? It is good indeed to know each other as individuals.