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  • Those whom I know who have been diagnosed with Aspergers do have violent outbursts.

    These outbursts may not be daily, however, as the patients emotions build, so does the tension. When the patient appears to no longer be able to hold the tension, there is a violent outburst. At times some patients appear to have specific triggers prior to a violent outburst. More often than not parents do not mention violent outbursts as they believe it is normal.
    Perhaps if more research was done and perhaps the right questions were asked there would be a more precise way to diagnosis this mental illness and classification would be correct. For to make this an autism spectrum disorder is not quite where it should be.

  • Assperger's is a form of autism, not a form of anti-social personality disorder.

    Although most autistic people are disconnected from reality, they are harmless to their environment. The recent shootings in Connecticut proved that Lanza had a tormented mind. Lanza had Asperger's but he must have also had mental problems associated with anti-social personality disorder.

  • It has been linked to some rare cases of violence, but people with Asperger's are not violent in nature.

    Studies show that people with Asperger's are no more violent or prone to crime than normal people in the world. There have been a few cases where unusual violence has occured(i.e. school shootings, etc.) but no more than normal people who have done the same thing. Asperger's is merely a mental disorder that restricts normal communication within other people around the person but said person is highly functional.

  • No it shouldn't be.

    Aspergers or Autism does not make someone more violent. Lanza had other things than Autism that probably provoked his violence. Autism also isn't the same as Sociopathy or Antisocial Personality Disorder. They're also not in their own deluded little worlds where they don't realise what's happened.

    Aspergers and Autism just means it's harder for the person who has it to communicate, to understand social cues, and also may end up overstimulated by certain things (e.G. They may have an aversion to touching burlap because of tactile hypersensitivity.)

    People with Autism can of course, be capable of hate, be judgmental, and be mean to others, and not because 'they don't know better' but because they're people. After all, neurotypical people are capable of that too.

    While yes, there can be violent autistic people out there, there can also be violent allistic people. You can't link one to the other.

    There is more than just something like a certain neurology that can make people violent.

  • No, Asperger's is not linked to violence

    Asperger's is a form of autism, not a form of anti-social personality disorder. Although most autistic people are disconnected from reality, they are harmless to their environment. The recent shootings in Connecticut proved that Lanza had a tormented mind. Lanza had Asperger's but he must have also had mental problems associated with anti-social personality disorder.

  • No, Asperger's cannot be directly linked

    While it may be true that some individuals with Asperger's may have outbursts of violence, so do people without Asperger's. many different things can trigger violence and to try to link Asperger's to something so vague is not really justifiable without much further research. Even then, through research, I am sure that Asperger's could be linked to many things besides violence that are also positive, just as many other things could be also linked to violence. It is all very relative and many factors are involved with both Asperger's and violence itself.

  • No way!

    It's really not fair to link Asperger's to violence. Asperger's disease has been around for hundreds of years, It's not a new thing. We haven't had as much violence as we've had lately. I blame medication given for the violence. More and more people are abusing their medications and becoming crazy!

  • No, do not blame Asperbergers

    Autism and autism spectrum disease are still very much not understood. It is unfair to link a mental disorder to violence without understanding the disease. To instantly blame a mental disorder for a scary violent act is natural. However, I think more information is needed to really understand the cause of these types of violence.


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