Estimates Indicate Redefinition of Autism Within Fifth Edition of DSM Manual Will Significantly Affect Diagnosis Numbers

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Estimated Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-V

Estimated Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-V

Redefining Autism:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/01/20/us/redefining-autism.html

My Commentary: According to three separate research estimates, under the proposals of the new DSM-V, due out in 2013, up to 75% of those previously diagnosed as having Aspergers Syndrome will no longer qualify as being on the Autistic Spectrum, as well as up to 85% of those with PDD-NOS

Under New 2013 DSM-V, “Asperger’s” Diagnosis to be Folded into “Autism Spectrum Disorder”

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Susan Meyer, of Ramsey, N.J., and her mother, Mary

Susan Meyer, of Ramsey, N.J., and her mother, Mary

New Definition of Autism Will Exclude Many, Study Suggests:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/health/research/new-autism-definition-would-exclude-many-study-suggests.html

(Proposed changes in the definition of autism would sharply reduce the skyrocketing rate at which the disorder is diagnosed and might make it harder for many people who would no longer meet the criteria to get health, educational and social services, a new analysis suggests.

The definition is now being reassessed by an expert panel appointed by the American Psychiatric Association, which is completing work on the fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the first major revision in 17 years. The D.S.M., as the manual is known, is the standard reference for mental disorders, driving research, treatment and insurance decisions. Most experts expect that the new manual will narrow the criteria for autism; the question is how sharply.

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My Commentary: New Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) proposals for 2013 are quickly coming upon us!

Out: Aspergers Syndrome
In: Autistic Spectrum Disorder

I blogged my opinion on this particular issue back in November, 2009:

Asperger’s Syndrome to Be Phased Out of DSM-V and Folded Into “Autism Spectrum Disorder”:
http://acidrayn.com/2009/11/24/aspergers-syndrome-to-be-phased-out-of-dsm-v-and-folded-into-autism-spectrum-disorder/

Invisible Empire

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Invisible Empire:

 My Commentary: I finally watched Jason Bermas’ new documentary, “Invisible Empire,” and highly recommend it to all! For those not familiar with his work, Bermas is the same filmmaker who co-produced the documentary, “Loose Change” – one of the most downloaded and watched movies in internet history!

American Government, or Individual Sovereignty?

The following debate originally took place upon my Facebook wall, after I shared the lyrics to my song, “America“…

"Structural Corruption"

“Structural Corruption”

Anthony T.: This country is pretty messed up, but do you know of a better alternative?

Rayn: Being forced to choose between flawed government systems creates the “FALSE PARADIGM.” Here’s another alternative: How about INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY!? It may not be available right now, but that doesn’t remove it as an alternative, or eliminate it as reasonable way of life! This is vastly superior to being a SLAVE! And, if that answer doesn’t suit you, here’s another alternative: Switzerland. For one, the taxes very reasonable. Unlike here, where everyone but the rich pays 30.8%, almost no one pays over 30% (this is why the rich keep their money in Swiss Banks). Their policies make them one of the richest countries in the world by per capita gross domestic product. Out of their three global cities, Zürich & Geneva have respectively been ranked as having the first and second highest quality of life in the world! Also, as all men are required to join the militia, and must keep their service guns in their home, crime is very low! And, unlike America, the Swiss remain neutral unless attacked!

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Health Commissioner in Nanny State New York Calls for a Tax on Drinks With Sugar

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"Soda Jerks" (artwork by Glenn Foden)

“Soda Jerks”
(Artwork by Glenn Foden)

New York’s Health Commissioner Calls for a Tax on Drinks With Sugar:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/09/health/09soda.html

(Anemona HartocollisNew York Times) – A month after Gov. David A. Paterson dropped his proposal for a soda tax, New York City’s health commissioner has written an article advocating “hefty” taxes on sodas and sports drinks containing sugar. Such a tax, the article said, could be the biggest boon to public health since tobacco taxes.

The commissioner, Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, and Kelly D. Brownell of Yale University, his co-author, argue in the New England Journal of Medicine that a tax of a penny per ounce could reduce consumption by more than 10 percent and raise $1.2 billion a year in New York State alone.

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My Commentary: First they taxed the tobacco smokers, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a tobacco smoker…

I wonder if all those sheeple that thought it was such a “great idea” to let our BIG BROTHER government regulate their freedom still believe that they made the right decision. DID YOU REALLY THINK THEY WOULD STOP AT TOBACCO SMOKERS!? Ha!

Hasn’t anyone seen the movie, “I, Robot”? Remember V.I.C.K.I.? Statistically, humans engage in many behaviors that aren’t necessarily good for them. But, if we allow the government to control us based on “protecting us from ourselves,” eventually they will take away our very freedom to even leave our house! Why? Because the world can be a very dangerous place! QUALITY OF LIFE simply does not factor in to the concerted efforts of power-hungry pigs to control our very existence!

Enjoy your SLAVERY, America, ‘cuz this battle against our freedom is far from over!