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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/07/01/paracetamol-in-pregnancy-may-be-linked-to-autism/

 

The painkiller is often given to pregnant women, but researchers have now identified an association between exposure to the drug and subsequent autism in boys.

 

 

Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen

 

(Tylenol)

 

 

http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/12/health/study-acetaminophen-dulls-empathy/

 

 

A new study by researchers at Ohio State University found that acetaminophen -- the main ingredient in Tylenol and about 600 other medicines -- dulls you to the trials and tribulations of others.

 

 

Makes sense to me; a drug that has neurological effects on the person taking it may also effect a developing fetus.

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paracetamol

 

Concerns about paracetamol's safety delayed its widespread acceptance until the 1970s, but in the 1980s paracetamol sales exceeded those of aspirin in many countries.

 

http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/searching-for-answers/autism-rise

 

The number of children diagnosed with autism or related disorders has grown at what many call an alarming rate. In the 1970s and 1980s, about one out of every 2,000 children had autism.

 

who remembers the OB/GYN pushing you to take Tylenol when you were pregnant?

 

I always figured the rise in autism would be linked to an everyday exposure that was new over the past 40 or so years

 

I had guessed it would be something like Fluoridated water, the Pill, or plastics ( think Tupperware, Ziploc bags, frozen vegetable bags, bottled water) aluminum cans for sodas, etc...

 

NOT a drug that been around forever, and passed the FDA.

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I think I'll wait until a few more studies are done.

 

I bet they get the same findings with taking iron supplements....or eating broccoli while pregnant.

 

Also explains the 80's " Me, Me, Me " - " I've got mine" ( who cares about anyone else?) generation -

 

 

http://www.news1130.com/2016/04/16/acetaminophen-could-hamper-your-ability-to-notice-mistakes-study/

 

“We know from past research that Acetaminophen inhibits physical pain or distress caused by social rejection,” says Todd Handy, a professor of psychology at UBC and one of the study’s co-authors. “What our new study shows is that this numbing extends to our sensitivity to behavioural errors and mistakes — we still tend to notice them when they happen, but our brains seem to care less about it.”

 

I have to wonder about the Wall street whales, rise of Vegas gambling, lack of social conscious, lack of tolerance, etc etc.

 

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/04/whats-tylenol-doing-to-our-minds/275101/

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Well, I have to agree with the apathy part.

 

I was just on FB and I was scrolling down thinking "I really don't give a isht about any of this"

 

As for the 80s "Me generation"....do you think kids today are any different? Actually the whole concept of the "Me Generation" is a fallacy. People have always put their own interests first.

However be that as it may, the consumer oriented growth caused by the Me Generation started to skyrocket in the 70s (then 80s, 90's, 2k's). Our economy and job prospects would be pretty dismal had it it not been for that.

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My son has autism. I've heard so many different reasons why - from my pregnancy eating/age/stress/meds to my husband's old genetic material (he was in his 40's when we had our boy). And of course, our evil choice to vaccinate our infant. After 11 years, I'm pretty much over the reason de jour.

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Well, I have to agree with the apathy part.

 

I was just on FB and I was scrolling down thinking "I really don't give a isht about any of this"

 

As for the 80s "Me generation"....do you think kids today are any different? Actually the whole concept of the "Me Generation" is a fallacy. People have always put their own interests first.

However be that as it may, the consumer oriented growth caused by the Me Generation started to skyrocket in the 70s (then 80s, 90's, 2k's). Our economy and job prospects would be pretty dismal had it it not been for that.

 

consumer growth for the 10%

 

and for the 90% consumer job prospects are flipping burgers for them

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OH that is just Geronimo .

 

Are you saying that only the top 10% have TVs, computers, cell phones, internet, and cable TV?

 

those are consumer products..... where did the money go ?

 

& how much debt did JQ Public go into to pay for these ?

 

Who benefited from the interest paid on debts sold to trusts, securitized and traded on wall street?

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and where were all those electronics produced?

In China buy some kid who's making 10 cents a day.

 

To me the race for the cause of autism is similar to the one that finds the "cause of cancer" almost everything you touch has a label on it that that it is known to the state of California to cause cancer.

 

Honestly for all the chemicals I handle on the daily and have for many years I should have had 30 types of cancers by now.

 

I'm a believer in most of it is just genetics. I know people who have been healthy their entire life. Yet end up having heart attacks at a young age. Yet I meet others who drink like their liver is indestructible, smoke like a solid waste burning facility. And have no issues

 

First it was childhood vaccines, in my childhood, you never heard of children diagnosed with whooping cough, or mumps etc. The school last year sent notices home of children diagnosed with illnesses that were all but eradicated in the US.

 

Call me the devils advocate, but I believe Autism is related more to genetics than, whether or not you taken acetaminophen while you were pregnant.

 

I'm also a believer that there is a cure for alot of debilitating disorders but the treatment for them is a billion dollar industry at the cost of the patients and their families

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Over diagnosed as in. What used to be referred to as "slow" is now "mildly autistic"

I was more referring to the overdiagnosis of ADHD - basically it seems any child in school who doesn't just sit there and never makes a sound (and remains awake) is diagnosed as ADHD. I think the answer to your autism diagnosis question is the Education Establishment's desire to slap a label on everyone.

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Over diagnosed as in. What used to be referred to as "slow" is now "mildly autistic"

I was more referring to the overdiagnosis of ADHD - basically it seems any child in school who doesn't just sit there and never makes a sound (and remains awake) is diagnosed as ADHD. I think the answer to your autism diagnosis question is the Education Establishment's desire to slap a label on everyone.

Agreed on both fronts.

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Over diagnosed as in. What used to be referred to as "slow" is now "mildly autistic"

I was more referring to the overdiagnosis of ADHD - basically it seems any child in school who doesn't just sit there and never makes a sound (and remains awake) is diagnosed as ADHD. I think the answer to your autism diagnosis question is the Education Establishment's desire to slap a label on everyone.
Agreed on both fronts.

I agree also, every one must wear a label these days apparently. BiPolar disorder is another one. my former was diagnosed with BiPolar and experiencing that for years was interesting. some days you can get her out of bed, others you would be afraid she's coming home with a boat. I meet people all the time who claim BPD, and most of them use it as a,excuse to act like an a**hole

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Over diagnosed as in. What used to be referred to as "slow" is now "mildly autistic"

I was more referring to the overdiagnosis of ADHD - basically it seems any child in school who doesn't just sit there and never makes a sound (and remains awake) is diagnosed as ADHD. I think the answer to your autism diagnosis question is the Education Establishment's desire to slap a label on everyone.

 

Agreed.

 

What about those of us who dont use Acetaminophen, and lack empathy.... :rofl:

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Over diagnosed as in. What used to be referred to as "slow" is now "mildly autistic"

Can you source this line of Geronimo , please?

Real life.

 

Anyone who went to school back when you could still get a paddling can tell you this. Slow or Late bloomer was what is now typically diagnosed as "Mildly Autistic"

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the new diagnosis is "oppositional defiant disorder"

 

honestly if you read half of the symptoms I think most people could qualify for this one.

 

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oppositional_defiant_disorder

Another excuse for the pharmas to push their dope.

they tried to give my oldest son that label when, he popped another kid for bullying his little brother. but nothing happened to the kid he lumped up. so its,ok to pick on someone's little brother. but when big bro comes along and you get your flowers beat. he has OPS

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When are the doctors going to turn the microscope on themselves? Wouldn't you think the absolute need to organize human behavior down to specific patterns and disorders could be called Compulsive Diagnostic Obsessive Mania? When was the last time you heard about occupational behavioral disorders in the medical field?

 

God complex. Pure and simple.

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When are the doctors going to turn the microscope on themselves? Wouldn't you think the absolute need to organize human behavior down to specific patterns and disorders could be called Compulsive Diagnostic Obsessive Mania? When was the last time you heard about occupational behavioral disorders in the medical field?

 

God complex. Pure and simple.

Divide and conquer.

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