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Old 07-18-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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what is Aspbergers? What are the Signs I ahve heard of it but never read about it . Maybe you can give me the cliff notes on this.
Asperger's Syndrome-Symptoms

Difficulty in social situations, inability to make eye contact, attention to detail (often leads to academic success - engineering is a common career choice), can be extremely focused, difficulty in reading emotions in others, tendency to have one sided conversations...

I'm really not sure why anyone is suggesting she has aspergers or what it would have to do with this case. People with aspergers don't tend to be killers any more than anyone else from what I can see. I'd actually guess less so (nothing to stand on here just from people I know with aspergers) as they tend to not read the emotions of others well.
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:52 PM
 
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She cost the taxpayers close to $7,000 in clinical evaluations during the trial. Surely they would have diagnosed her, but they didn't.
Can you actually diagnose a sociopath? I don't believe it's a clinical disorder.
This discussion is also on the Mental Health forum. The mental health issues of Casey Anthony
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:17 PM
 
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Asperger's Syndrome-Symptoms

Difficulty in social situations, inability to make eye contact, attention to detail (often leads to academic success - engineering is a common career choice), can be extremely focused, difficulty in reading emotions in others, tendency to have one sided conversations...

I'm really not sure why anyone is suggesting she has aspergers or what it would have to do with this case. People with aspergers don't tend to be killers any more than anyone else from what I can see. I'd actually guess less so (nothing to stand on here just from people I know with aspergers) as they tend to not read the emotions of others well.
Because you see no one is responsible for their actions these days that is why.

So let's grasp at straws and find a way to blame this on someone or something else.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:09 AM
 
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Because you see no one is responsible for their actions these days that is why.

So let's grasp at straws and find a way to blame this on someone or something else.
That's what our society does. Blame everyone except the person responsible.

I can't think of a single diagnosis that hasn't already been ruled out where I could even, remotely, blame the illness. Psychopaths who hear voices telling them to kill are about the only one I can come up with and she's been cleared there.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:10 PM
 
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Asperger's Syndrome-Symptoms

Difficulty in social situations, inability to make eye contact, attention to detail (often leads to academic success - engineering is a common career choice), can be extremely focused, difficulty in reading emotions in others, tendency to have one sided conversations...

I'm really not sure why anyone is suggesting she has aspergers or what it would have to do with this case. People with aspergers don't tend to be killers any more than anyone else from what I can see. I'd actually guess less so (nothing to stand on here just from people I know with aspergers) as they tend to not read the emotions of others well.
Thank you sound very interesting.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:51 AM
 
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Psychopaths who hear voices telling them to kill are about the only one I can come up with and she's been cleared there.
Psychopaths don't hear voices; schizophrenics do. Rarely are schizophrenics violent and even more rarely do they commit murder.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:55 AM
 
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Psychopaths don't hear voices; schizophrenics do. Rarely are schizophrenics violent and even more rarely do they commit murder.
I thought psychopaths could hear voices too. I was thinking about people like Andrea Yates. Her diagnosis was postpartum psychosis. It's been a long time since I took abnormal psychology. My point is simply that there are only a few disorders where I think you can blame the illness. People like Andrea Yates fit into that category as do people who hear voices telling them what to do whaver their official diagnosis. I'll broaden that to people who are delusional or hear voices...

As to schizophrenics being rarely violent, I'll disagree on personal experience. Unfortunately, schizophrenia runs in my family and violence is characteristic. I don't even want to think what my uncle was capable of. Fortuntely, he spent most of his life locked up.

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Old 07-21-2011, 09:30 AM
 
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Schizophrenics ARE violent. Without taking medication, they can be very unpredictable. What is scary about that diagnosis, is that they can lash out at anyone for any reason. Completely random.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:16 AM
 
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Whatever her problem is somewhere in her brain is an amazing ability to tell elaborate lies. How in the world can someone keep all those lies straight for years. Her imaginary friends she had the ability to add relatives, physical descriptions, where they worked. How does one keep all that false info straight?

She lied over and over to law enforcement, her parents, her brother, her real people friends. Not just a simple little 'white lie' but long details. Is Casey a pathological, compulsive, chronic, or habitual liar?

This started long before Caylee was born evidenced by her quitting school and not telling her parents until two days before she was suppose to graduate and probably the lying started earlier than high school.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:21 AM
 
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I don't think she has Asperger's.

If people are curious to understand Casey's behavior then I recommend reading this book-

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