Asperger's chilling complicity
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Source: ScienceNOW - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Wadman, M. Tags: books Source Type: news

Doctor Behind Asperger's Syndrome Subject To Name Change
In the book "Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna," Edith Sheffer writes about the doctor who first diagnosed Asperger's Syndrome. Sheffer tells NPR's Michel Martin how Hans Asperger's Nazi ties were hidden for years. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austrian Doctor Asperger'Actively Cooperated' With Nazis, Study Says Austrian Doctor Asperger'Actively Cooperated' With Nazis, Study Says
Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician who pioneered research into autism and after whom Asperger syndrome is named,"actively cooperated" with a Nazi program under which disabled children were killed, an academic paper published on Thursday says.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Pioneering physician Asperger sent children to their deaths, study claims
Hans Asperger has been recognized for decades for his groundbreaking studies on child psychiatry and pediatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autism doctor Hans Asperger aided Nazi killings, study says
New report based on previously unexamined documents and patient reports from the World War II era portrays him as "a cog in the Nazi killing machine" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hans Asperger Aided Nazi Child Euthanasia, Study Says
The autism researcher collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new report says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Holocaust and the Nazi Era Asperger's Syndrome Disabilities Intellectual Disabilities Doctors Research Austria Herwig Czech Hans Asperger Vienna (Austria) Source Type: news

Nazi Links of Hans Asperger, Autism Research Pioneer, Prompt Consternation
The Austrian doctor collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new report says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Holocaust and the Nazi Era Asperger's Syndrome Disabilities Intellectual Disabilities Doctors Research Austria Herwig Czech Hans Asperger Vienna (Austria) Source Type: news

Doctor Who Gave Name to Asperger's Syndrome Worked With Nazis: Report
THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- The Austrian doctor who defined Asperger's syndrome may have collaborated with the Nazis and likely played a role in the deaths of hundreds of mentally disabled children, new research claims. The findings challenge the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pioneering autism researcher Asperger 'actively co-operated' with Nazis, study says
Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician who pioneered research into autism and after whom Asperger syndrome is named, "actively co-operated" with a Nazi program under which disabled children were killed, according to a newly published academic paper. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Famed autism doctor Hans Asperger assisted in Nazi euthanasia
Herwig Czech, a historian of medicine at the Medical University of Vienna, made the discovery after looking at Asperger's Nazi-era publications along with documents from Austrian archives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hans Asperger ‘collaborated with Nazis’ in WWII
A medical journal suggests the renowned autism paediatrician was a Nazi collaborator. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hans Asperger 'collaborated with Nazis' in WWII
A medical journal suggests the renowned autism paediatrician was a Nazi collaborator. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study investigates whether Hans Asperger actively assisted the Nazi euthanasia program
(BioMed Central) Pediatrician Hans Asperger, after whom the condition of Asperger syndrome was named, actively cooperated with the Nazi regime, according to a study published in the open-access journal Molecular Autism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hans Asperger aided and supported Nazi programme, study says
Eight-year study finds pioneer of paediatrics assisted in Third Reich ’s euthanasia programmeThe Austrian doctor after whom Asperger syndrome is named was an active participant in the Nazi regime, assisting in the Third Reich ’s euthanasia programme and supporting the concept of racial hygiene by deeming certain children unworthy to live,according to a study by a medical historian.Herwig Czech, from Vienna ’s Medical University, has made the claim in an academic paper published in the open access journal Molecular Autism, following eight years of research into the paediatrician Hans Asperger.Continue read...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kate Connolly in Berlin Tags: Nazism World news Science Czech Republic Source Type: news

World Autism Awareness Day 2018
By IPS World DeskROME, Mar 28 2018 (IPS)Austism Spectrum Disorder is a name that covers a range of similar disorders affecting a person’s interaction, communication and behaviour. Asperger Syndrome is included in this range.Its causes remain unknown, but one in sixty-eight children are diagnosed with ASD, and these numbers are on the rise globally.This year, World Austism Awareness Day will be observed at the United Nations with particular emphasis on the importance of empowering women and girls with Autism.In a world where gender imbalances are pervasive, women and girls with disabilities experience gender-base viol...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Development & Aid Global Health Multimedia Poverty & SDGs Video Source Type: news

Would you be able to spot the traits that signal you are on the spectrum?
JP Horsley, a 38-year-old musician, and mother-of-three Joanna Hoskin, 35, discovered they have autism and Asperger syndrome respectively Channel 4 documentary Are You Austistic? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother's Asperger's poem strikes a chord on social media
The mother of a child with Asperger's syndrome is touched by the response after posting a poem on Facebook. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asperger syndrome:
A mum’s moving poem about her son who has Asperger syndrome. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Wired differently': a mum's tribute to her son
Tristan has Asperger's syndrome and his mother penned a poem about his life. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Path to intended violence" model to understand mass violence in the case of Elliot Rodger - Allely CS, Faccini L.
There have been many different conceptualizations regarding Elliot Rodger's clinical presentation including claims of him having Asperger's Syndrome (Duke, 2014), psychosis and psychopathy (Langman, 2014) and a description of him as an "injustice collector... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

How a disabled fan became the star of Lucy Rose's new video
Zoe Schofield, who lives with Asperger's syndrome and chronic pain, stars in Lucy Rose's latest video. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Library Shelfie Day
The New York Public Library launched ‘Library Shelfie Day’, a social media event, a few years ago as a way to promote libraries and demonstrate a love of reading. The idea worked well with Instagram and was an international hit with over 1200 posts. Why did people like it so much? A number of factors contributed to this phenomenon. It definitely resonated with what people cared about, their passion for reading. Wonderful books include both the courageous and inspiring stories of individuals as well as reveal the health barriers members of our society must face. The PNR staff loves to read and here are a few of...
Source: Dragonfly - January 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries reading social media Source Type: news

Gary Numan: I don’t see my Asperger’s as a disability - it’s an advantage
SYNTH-POP superstar Gary Numan believes the alien-like character he adopts on stage to belt out his best-known hits such as Are “Friends” Electric? and Cars is much more than just a stage persona. Rather, it is representative of the Asperger syndrome he has lived with all his life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asperger's syndrome
When an old colleague returns to work. Maura's Asperger's syndrome means she doesn't hold back her thoughts about her friend's new hair style. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asperger artist: Patrick Samuel says art saved his life
Patrick Samuel has Asperger's syndrome. He uses art to deal with depression and self-injurious behaviour. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Art saved my life'
Patrick Samuel has Asperger's syndrome. He uses art to deal with depression and self-injurious behaviour. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

$5.4M donation: Penn plans to use it on Asperger syndrome research
The funds will support one of the first large-scale genetic studies to recruit individuals with Asperger syndrome and their family members. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Penn receives $5.4 million gift to create program for Asperger's syndrome research
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is establishing the Asperger's Syndrome Program of Excellence (ASPE) with a $5.4 million gift from an anonymous donor. ASPE aims to significantly improve understanding of the genetic causes of Asperger syndrome in order to energize the international research and clinical community. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As An Eating Disorder Therapist, I’m Concerned About Netflix’s ‘To The Bone’
The trailer of Netflix’s upcoming movie, ‘To The Bone,’ opens with a plate of food and a young, frail, girl tallying up the calorie counts of each item. Her friend laughs and says, “it’s like you have calorie Asperger’s.” The movie, which was written and directed by Marti Noxon and stars Lilly Collins and Keanu Reeves depicts a young girl’s battle with anorexia. It has already been met with a lot of controversy, especially within the eating disorder recovery and treatment community. I think that the creation of this film was well-intentioned. The director and lead actress bot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Weren't Listening To Somali Immigrants' Autism Concerns. Then Anti-Vaxxers Did.
Deeqa Hussein can’t put her finger on exactly how or when the vaccination disconnect happened in her community. For years, the large number of Somali immigrant parents in the Twin Cities area vaccinated their children at rates as high as 92 percent ― outpacing virtually every other ethnic group. And then, Hussein said, many parents just stopped.  “I felt like there was a lot fear and anxiety surrounding the MMR vaccine,” said Hussein, a special-education teacher with the Minneapolis Public Schools who also serves as the vice president of the local Somali Parents Autism Network and has two sons with...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When A Child's Autism Diagnosis Leads To Answers For Mom
This article has been updated to correct Gleason’s age. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Cannot See My Daughter's Autism
On our fifth and final day of a cross-country move from Maine to Minnesota, my husband, father-in-law, daughter and I walked into a bustling truck stop Denny’s. We were hungry, tired and sore, but my daughter, little trooper that she is, was sitting quietly beside me, already lost in her iPad. When the waitress approached, we ordered coffee and then I placed an order for my daughter: scrambled eggs, bacon and hot chocolate that needs to actually be lukewarm and also, for the love of God, without whipped cream, please-and-thank-you. The waitress looked at me, raised an eyebrow, and then looked at my daughter. &ld...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Cannot See My Daughter's Autism
On our fifth and final day of a cross-country move from Maine to Minnesota, my husband, father-in-law, daughter and I walked into a bustling truck stop Denny’s. We were hungry, tired and sore, but my daughter, little trooper that she is, was sitting quietly beside me, already lost in her iPad. When the waitress approached, we ordered coffee and then I placed an order for my daughter: scrambled eggs, bacon and hot chocolate that needs to actually be lukewarm and also, for the love of God, without whipped cream, please-and-thank-you. The waitress looked at me, raised an eyebrow, and then looked at my daughter. &ld...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Aspergers Syndrome Signs and Symptoms
Asperger's Syndrome Signs and Symptoms (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 19, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Case report: matricide by a 17-year old boy with Asperger's syndrome - Lazaratou H, Giannopoulou I, Anomitri C, Douzenis A.
This case study presents a 17-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome (AS) who was charged with matricide. The adolescent had neither prior history of aggression and violent behavior nor an established history of co-morbid disorder. The case illustrates chal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

PBS Kids Marks Autism Awareness Month With Characters On The Spectrum
April marks Autism Awareness Month, and PBS Kids is doing its part to raise awareness by showing episodes featuring characters on the spectrum. Beginning with a Muppet’s TV debut on Monday, PBS Kids will air episodes of “Sesame Street,” “Dinosaur Train” and “Arthur” that help kids learn about autism. Julia, a Muppet on “Sesame Street” with autism, kicked off the week in a new episode in which Big Bird meets Julia and learns about the disorder. In a video of the episode posted on YouTube, Abby Cadabby gives a simple yet important explanation about what it means to h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ties: What a Muppet With Autism Means to My Family
Julia, a new character on “ Sesame Street, ” gives me hope that my children will grow up in a world where autism is normalized. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JENNIFER MALIA Tags: Autism Television Asperger's Syndrome Elmo (Fictional Character) Sesame Workshop Families and Family Life Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Inside The Misunderstood World Of Adult Baby Diaper Lovers
Sex Heroes is an ongoing HuffPost Q&A series by Voices Editorial Director Noah Michelson that explores the lives and experiences of individuals who are challenging, and thereby changing, mainstream culture’s understanding of sex and sexuality.  Tykables, the only brick and mortar storefront in the United States dedicated to adult baby diaper lovers (ABDL), is located in Mount Prospect, a suburb of Chicago. Its customers, John-Michael Williams, the store's owner says, include those ABDL who have a fetish or sexual interest in dressing like or pretending to be a baby; people who have a medical need for adult d...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grandparents 'may be first to spot autism in a child'
Conclusions These cross-sectional parent and family surveys explore the factors that may be associated with the timing of diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. It's important to put these findings into the right context. The surveys found grandparents, particularly maternal grandmothers, were often the first to recognise the signs of ASD. But this doesn't necessarily mean grandmothers have some sort of "superpower" for recognising developmental conditions. The fact that in a quarter of cases close family members suspected a problem before the parents themselves may reveal that people slightly removed from a f...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Mental health Neurology Source Type: news

Cognitive-behavioural group therapy for youth with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders demonstrates modest effects on social responsiveness.
The present study represented a six-centre multisite randomised controlled trial in Germany involving children with high functioning ASD between the ages of 8 and 20 years who had IQ above 70 and were diagnosed with either autistic disorder, Asperger's syndrome or atypical autism. The primary study goal was to examine the relative efficacy of SOSTA-FRA together with three parent training sessions (at the beginning, middle and end of treatment) relative to treatment as usual plus parent training. Two hundred and twenty-eight participants were randomised between May 2010 and February 2013 in a 1:1 fashion to either of the tr...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The genius in people with learning disabilities, mental health disorders
There are numerous examples of people with learning disabilities and mental health disorders doing extraordinary things: the child on the autism spectrum who is masterful at putting together incredibly intricate Lego creations, the young person with Asperger's syndrome who knows more about presidential history than most adults, the child with dyslexia who is a master chef in the kitchen. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The genius in people with learning disabilities
There are numerous examples of people with learning disabilities and mental health disorders doing extraordinary things: the child on the autism spectrum who is masterful at putting together incredibly intricate Lego creations, the young person with Asperger's syndrome who knows more about presidential history than most adults, the child with dyslexia who is a master chef in the kitchen. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Couple with Asperger's: 'More extraordinary together'
Like many couples, Nico Morales and Latoya Jolly met online. Nico sent the first message while on vacation in Guatemala with his family in December 2015. Latoya's handle was pokejolly1993, a throwback to Pokemon and her birth year. Nico liked that they were both "children at heart." Soon after, the couple went on their first date. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wearable AI System can Detect a Conversation's Tone
It's a fact of nature that a single conversation can be interpreted in very different ways. For people with anxiety or conditions such as Asperger's, this can make social situations extremely stressful. But what if there was a more objective way to measure and understand our interactions? (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 2, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Wearable AI system can detect a conversation's tone
Scientists have developed an artificially intelligent, wearable system that can predict if a conversation is happy, sad, or neutral based on a person's speech patterns and vitals. Coupled with audio and vital-sign data, deep-learning system could someday serve as a'social coach'for people with anxiety or Asperger's, they say. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why I Joined S4PM – Christine Bienvenue – Switzerland
I started becoming an ePatient in 2008 when we were looking for a diagnosis for my eldest son (Aspergers Syndrome) and when I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 35 in 2010 I naturally empowered myself to better understand and deal my new health reality. Researching my illness online I realised that French-speaking Switzerland had no breast cancer community and so through Facebook and Twitter I created Seinplement Romand(e)s, the breast cancer community I would have liked to find when I was diagnosed. Becoming an ePatient and then spreading awareness about it was not and is not an easy feat in paternalistic conservativ...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - January 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter e-patient movement empowered patient Patient engagement Source Type: news

Why I Joined S4PM – Christine Bienvenu – Switzerland
Christine Bienvenu I started becoming an ePatient in 2008 when we were looking for a diagnosis for my eldest son (Aspergers Syndrome) and when I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 35 in 2010. I naturally empowered myself to better understand and deal my new health reality. Researching my illness online I realised that French-speaking Switzerland had no breast cancer community and so through Facebook and Twitter I created Seinplement Romand(e)s, the breast cancer community I would have liked to find when I was diagnosed. Becoming an ePatient and then spreading awareness about it was not and is not an easy feat in pate...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - January 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter e-patient movement empowered patient Patient engagement Source Type: news

Video from RSNA 2016: Why aren't women picking radiology?
CHICAGO - There are just about as many women as men in medical school, but...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Video from RSNA 2016: How common is career burnout among radiologists? Video from RSNA 2016: Can AI rescue radiologists from isolation? Video from RSNA 2016: Is imaging moving away from outpatient centers? Video from RSNA 2016: AI and radiology -- Separating hope from hype Video from RSNA 2016: How will the 2016 election affect radiology? Comments: 12/1/2016 5:22:00 PMJan the Third I don't see this as a problem. Men and women likely go to medical school for reasons that differ sufficiently t...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 7, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

3 Ways To Be An Eagle, Not A Turkey, This Thanksgiving
I'm a lover not a fighter. I'm a walker not a runner. I become a better speaker the more I listen. I become a better listener the more I pray. I'm a unique mix of character traits some expect of me and some are surprised to discover. It's been hard work to learn to bring the best parts of me and to feel safe doing so. As we enter another Thanksgiving season I'm reminded that many people find it very hard to be themselves in the presence of others who have certain expectations of them. Family and friends want to know the people they love are succeeding, happy and reaching their goals. They want the people they love to ach...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Sense of Sensory Processing Disorder
Our bodies are wired for sensory input. Touch, (which includes temperature, texture and pressure), taste, sound, sight and smell are the ways in which we explore the world, from the moment we enter it. When all systems are functioning, we experience a feedback loop. For example, if you were shivering from the cold and wanted to feel warmth, you might put on a cozy sweater or wrap a fleece blanket around your shoulders. Your body would likely respond by relaxing, followed by an emotional relief and perhaps even a sigh. The next time you felt chilly, you would remember what it took to remedy that sensation and follow th...
Source: Psych Central - November 22, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Autism / Asperger's Caregivers Children and Teens Genetics Parenting Asperger Syndrome Pervasive Developmental Disorder Sensory integration dysfunction Sensory Processing Disorder Source Type: news