Should Autism Be Diagnosed If Someone Can Live With It?

I explained this to a friend once who is concerned that her younger adult brother is likely on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum. My first question is always, how is it affecting their life? Are they having … Continue reading Should Autism Be Diagnosed If Someone Can Live With It?

How Intelligent Was Adolf Hitler?

I often wonder if Hitler’s intelligence has been overstated. He was a charismatic megalomaniac with traits of Antisocial Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder (then known as Borderline Schizophrenia) which could have been attributed to early onset Parkinson’s. … Continue reading How Intelligent Was Adolf Hitler?

If you’re autistic, have you gotten deceived by bad and dangerous people?

I was undiagnosed while in the Navy, sailing around Asia. Ironically, although I was taken advantage of in both Navy and Asia-related contexts, the most dangerous people always proved to be my family members. I was originally slated to enlist … Continue reading If you’re autistic, have you gotten deceived by bad and dangerous people?

Is There A Such Thing As A Mathematical Brain?

Success in mathematics has more to do with work ethic and diligence than raw intelligence; even people that are gifted or talented in ways that are conducive to mathematical ability (spatial reasoning, pattern recognition) have to practice consistently, or else … Continue reading Is There A Such Thing As A Mathematical Brain?