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  1. Anna
    July 25th, 2012 09:17 AM
    Anna
    I'm not taking out of context, I am informing you of the connotations of your terminology. You should at least understand the point I am trying to make here. I am not here for debate either; never have been in all my eight years. But if you're going to insist on using objectionable terminology as you are, I see no choice but to correct your apparent ignorance on the matter. Good day to you.

  2. Anna
    July 24th, 2012 10:46 PM
    Anna
    People are overly sensitive. That is a fact. However, it is also a fact that it is more fair on people to refer to conditions in linguistically neutral way. I am going to here object to your comment 'has admitted to being ADHD'. Terminology is important. Saying you have such a thing is not a confession or admission. Those imply that you are ashamed of being wired a bit differently than others. And when you seem ashamed of that, it implies you are ashamed of who you are. If you are ashamed of who you are, fine- but never because of ADHD or similar. If you're ashamed, have it be because of your choices, not what you inherently are.

    Also you know what's odd is that you come up with the idea of asking if people are Autistic or have ADD/ADHD and then question the results of your poll here. Autism Spectrum has more rigid parameters that define it. To be officially diagnosed Autistic, many more conditions must be met. It is unfortunately the case that Autism Spectrum is taken more seriously than ADD/ADHD, and therefore diagnosed less. If you actually think there are lots of Autistic kids who are into Pokemon, why are you surprised when the poll shows this? I happen to know there are quite a few properly Autistic kids on here. And that topic is probably going to attract them, since it pertains to them. I can assure you that Autism is not as overdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD even now.

  3. Anna
    July 23rd, 2012 10:36 PM
    Anna
    Quote:
    anna, autism is also over-diagnosed. However, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to tell who does and does not exhibit actual symptoms of either. I'm sorry if the term "sufferer" offends you, but frankly, that's a personal problem as "sufferer" IS the medical term for anyone who is diagnosed with any disorder. As I mentioned in my original post, I have ADD myself. I suffer from its effects. By definition, that just means that the effects of the disorder have an effect on my performance at various things. That doesn't mean it makes me unhappy. I think you're only offended because you took my words out of their context.
    Autism much less so than ADD/ADHD, since spectrum people tend to exhibit signs that are less easily misinterpreted than those associated with ADD/ADHD.

    Despite 'sufferer' being the official term for such a thing, it is an objectionable term. The word 'suffer' has more negative connotations than anything and really should be replaced with a more neutral term. This is a belief held by a large portion of those affected by conditions such as these. Thing is that people used to think like... homosexuality was a debilitating disease and that people suffered from it. But that's not it. And it's similar with this. We don't suffer from it. It's just that we aren't wired quite the same as others. With most degrees of autism and ADD/ADHD, it does not have a seriously debilitating effect on everyday life. Therefore we cannot be said to suffer from it in the proper linguistic sense.

    Non-neurotypicals really do get a hard time from neurotypicals as is, whether it be pity or abuse. Using a term like 'suffer' is just contributing to the issue. It's not that difficult to rephrase- "Does Pokémon appeal to people with ADD/ADHD or on the Autism Spectrum?"

    Please keep in mind that the official term is not always the best term.

  4. bobandbill
    March 15th, 2012 02:46 PM
    bobandbill
    Just leave it - people won't get too confused when the first thread has a closed thread icon, they can't post in it and soon enough it'll drop down the forum list anyway as other people post/update stories.

  5. Lilith
    March 13th, 2012 06:37 PM
    Lilith
    :D Thanks. Your username pleases me! Nintendo consoles ftw.

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