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Newtown Shooter Had Asperger Syndrome, And Some US Gun Facts
Zero Hedge ^

Posted on 12/15/2012 9:39:53 AM PST by Perdogg

As we reported last night, buried inside the NYT biopic of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza was arguably one of the most important missing pieces in the story, at least so far, which could provide clues into partially explaining yesterday's tragic loss of young life, namely that the 20 year old man suffered from Asperger Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism (two conditions which are being merged in the upcoming update of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) manual of mental disorders), which has been traditionally associated with social communication difficulties, including flat affect, and one which in some clinical studies has been shown to have a causal link to violence. In other words, in addition to the surge in the debate over national gun control and access limitations (ignoring that the perpetrator of the biggest school mass murder in US history - the Bath School disaster - used openly purchased dynamite and no guns, also ignoring that in the US there are roughly 300 million firearms), perhaps there should also be a broad discussion as to the risks of social misadoption of children with autism and other social and behavioral disorders.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: aspergers; autism; disorders; guncontrol; lanza; psychiatry; secondamendment
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1 posted on 12/15/2012 9:39:59 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Why is psychiatry soooooo heavily dictated by FASHION? It has gotten to the point that people feel LEFT OUT if they arent’ the subject of some stupid diagnosis.

And then it runs in time; first it’s bipolar...everyone is bipolar....now it’s ASPERGER’S.

Shrinks are shamans of the 21-st century, and drugs are their bones and potions.


2 posted on 12/15/2012 9:46:57 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Perdogg
Asperger Syndrome + un-managed SSRIs = mass murder

3 posted on 12/15/2012 9:47:49 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: gaijin

... and you are terribly uninformed.


4 posted on 12/15/2012 9:55:45 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Perdogg

Identify all of these timebombs wherever they may be and secure them. I suggest a cranial implant that can be remotely activated to incapacitate them if they go rogue.

I am not kidding.


5 posted on 12/15/2012 9:57:00 AM PST by soycd
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To: Perdogg

Lot’s of people have Asberger’s, and they don’t go around shooting children.


6 posted on 12/15/2012 9:59:23 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Perdogg

I knew that it was only a matter of time before we would hear that it was not his fault but society’s.

It never is anyone’s fault...only the victims.


7 posted on 12/15/2012 10:01:21 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

In my experience, SSRIs are not effective on Asperger’s. And psychiatry is totally ineffective in dealing with it. The cause is physical, is hereditary and they simply do not understand the mechanism. In my personal experience with family members it is an auto immune failure. I still cannot understand why it is lumped with Autism.


8 posted on 12/15/2012 10:01:32 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Lots of brilliant people who have made large contributions to society. Van Gogh, Jefferson, Edison are speculated to have had it. Hell, most of the engineers I have known are certainly candidates.


9 posted on 12/15/2012 10:03:10 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: gaijin

You sound like a movie star who is into the Church of Scientology.

Mental illness is real. There are abuses and malpractice does happen, of course, but the conditions are very real.


10 posted on 12/15/2012 10:03:22 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Lots of people have guns and don’t go arround killing people!


11 posted on 12/15/2012 10:03:53 AM PST by BillM (.)
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To: gaijin

I agree, and more. The doctors have what I call the disease of the month - in the 1980s, they were telling women that everything was endometriosis - then it was hypoglycemia - or was it the other way around.


12 posted on 12/15/2012 10:04:37 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Texas Fossil

the symptoms match, it is the severity that seems to differ, in my opinion.


13 posted on 12/15/2012 10:05:12 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: Perdogg

According to the liberals the shooter had nothing to do with this tragedy it was the GUNS that caused it so ban guns and all will be well. This is the same liberal logic that causes people like Mayor Bloomberg to ban 32 oz sodas as a sure fix for obesity, remove trans fats from restaurants to fix heart disease and require mercury laden CFL’s to save us from global warming. The liberal mentality is that things cause problems, but people always have an excuse for committing these heinous acts.


14 posted on 12/15/2012 10:05:44 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Perdogg; xzins; wagglebee

Let us stop making excuses for EVIL. Everyone has some form of mental illness. If you read the DSM-IV-TR you will find that everyone you know, including yourself could be diagnosed with one or more mental disorders.

This POS was not just mentally disturbed. He was spiritually disturbed. He lacked the thing that makes us all humans. He lacked a heart (in the spiritual sense of the word.)

There are evil people in this world. Let’s call them what they are and deal with it. No more excuses because they had a bad childhood or they have some vitamin deficiency or chemical imbalance. Those things cause problems, but it takes something extra to make a monster. It takes an evil soul.

Not every Nazi who gassed Jewish Children was suffering from a deprived childhood or vitamin deficiency. They killed the children because they had given themselves over to principalities and powers; the rulers of the darkness of this world and to spiritual wickedness in high places.

This cannot be explained naturally except that every one of us has within us a fallen spiritual nature and is ultimately capable of such evil if we surrender our souls to those evil spiritual powers.

We all have the capacity for evil. It is something we must wrestle against and if we surrender to it, there is no excuse simply because we had some chemical imbalance or bad childhood. You have to play the cards you are dealt in this world and admittedly for some it is easier to stay on the narrow road. But there is no legitimate excuse for leaving the road and fully embracing dark spiritual forces.

I am convinced that is the road this POS chose to travel. May he burn in Hell.


15 posted on 12/15/2012 10:06:28 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Texas Fossil

What are SSRIs?


16 posted on 12/15/2012 10:06:36 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Perdogg

Perhaps instead of one box on FFL 4473 asking are you a mental patient, yes or no, we could ask that folks be given a simple mental profile test.

I know it’s a can of worms and I am reluctant to have the gubermint decide who is worthy and who isnt, but one thing is becoming clear.
Most of the nipple heads involved in these shootings are young and mentally unbalanced.


17 posted on 12/15/2012 10:06:52 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Texas Fossil

What are SSRIs?


18 posted on 12/15/2012 10:07:56 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo
Let me google that for you
19 posted on 12/15/2012 10:10:51 AM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: P-Marlowe

You said it brother.
This POS was evil.

He killed 20 innocent children and never even blinked.


20 posted on 12/15/2012 10:10:51 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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