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Re: OT: Asperger's syndrome

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Monday, June 26, 2000, 22:02
Danny Wier wrote:

> Bear in mind that the hacker behavior > could also be a symptom of a conduct disorder like oppositional defiance,
ODD is pretty much always secondary to something else, and is treated by treating the something else first. (My daughter has ODD secondary to ADD without hyperactivity.)
> That could also be related to the old argument of nature vs. nurture. I -- > and bear in mind I am no psychiatrist or social worker -- feel that > seriously chaotic childhoods can cause schizophrenia or at least some sort > of psychotic disorder.
Or is it that, as Gregory Bateson thought, that it's typically the whole family that is schiz, and the "obvious" schiz is just the weak link? -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)