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do autistic individuals suffer from psychosis?
« on: 30/12/2010 03:34:35 »
autistic people seem to be very hyper and very edgy, when someone greets them for example.
that is because, of what i think, that they suffer from psychotic symptoms as soon as they even try to engage in eye contact.
i think that psychotic symptoms are the real reason behind the unsocial behaviour of certain individuals,i.e.
schizophrenics, neurotics, autistic individuals, mental patients,
if we could find a cure for psychosis, then i think we have a conclusion to all the medical issues which i have mentioned.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 30/12/2010 04:35:20 »
I think it is much more complicated than that. 

What exactly is a "mental patient"?

There is an element that Autistic and Schizophrenic individuals may not process environmental cues properly.  But, perhaps in an opposite direction, with the autistic patient not receiving the environmental cues, and the schizophrenic over-reacting to the cues.

Antisocial behavior may be another group that just don't care about their impact on others.

It is possible there would be some crossover in medications, but in the severe form, these are not easy disorders to deal with.  And, I see it as unlikely that there would ever be a one-size-fits-all treatment.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 30/12/2010 18:58:36 »
a mental patient is a psychotic patient, or a patient suffering from dementia. psychotic patients are constantly driven by fear,
they percieve reality as a threat or danger to them. they have no insight in emotions, because they are preoccupied by psychosis.
in other words, they cant "see" reality. they might be a able to see it for a glimpse, but cant maintain it in the long term.
in what areas in the brain is psychosis active? or in the limbic system? sorry, as a newbie im still tryin to learn these things.
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« Reply #3 on: 31/12/2010 01:13:59 »
Borderhorizon, find an abnormal psychology text, you will learn something and probably enjoy it. Used ones are available relatively inexpensively in college town book stores, or on Ebay. Steve
 

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« Reply #4 on: 31/12/2010 01:22:41 »
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« Reply #5 on: 31/12/2010 10:25:48 »
A good "summary" is in the "DSM-IV".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DSM-IV_Codes

Egads...
Not something to read just before bed [xx(]

Wikipedia has hyperlinks for many of the subsections.
Autism and Schizophrenia are very distinct disorders.

Also look at the Axis II Personality Disorders.

I believe the Axis I (Clinical Disorders), and Axis II (Personality Disorders) are somewhat independent.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 31/12/2010 16:41:08 »
sad, i was hoping to talk about it like the philosophers did, and come to new conclusions, but not in this life
 

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