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    Link between autism and planned violence discounted by experts

    Unconfirmed news reports after the Connecticut school shooting that gunman Adam Lanza had been diagnosed with a milder form of autism prompted strongly-worded statements from autism advocacy groups that the developmental disorder was not associated with “planned violence.”Psychologists who treat people with autism point out that pre-meditated violence toward others isn’t one of the traits associated with the disorder in the psychiatric diagnostic manual. While some individuals may thrash out violently when feeling emotionally overwhelmed -- usually those at the extreme end of the autism spectrum -- there’s no evidence linking the condition to the type of forethought required to pack guns into a car, shoot through the entrance of a locked school, and methodically gun down tiny strangers in pigtails and baseball caps.
    Link between autism and planned violence discounted by experts - Boston.com

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    I would guess that you'll find more of a link between violence and kids that have had psych meds pushed on them, instead of parents setting and sticking with standards.

    Do children really need Prozac and rydilin instead of a firm hand nowadays?
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    Unconfirmed news reports....
    The news media is looking for ratings. Everyone else is looking for answers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    The news media is looking for ratings. Everyone else is looking for answers.
    Same song, different verse. Blame something that they have no knowledge of, nor care to research, in turn causing undue negative attention to something.
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