- 07-07-2012, 11:54 #1
this thread was not intended for the naafi.
this was a a serious post that was hijacked by individuals with their own agendas.
i do not understand why it was moved here by the mod's instead of them dealing with those who crayoned all over what could have been an informative thread.
i have therefore deleted my original post.
Last edited by fusilier50; 11-07-2012 at 23:24."Si vis pacem, para bellum"
- 07-07-2012, 14:15 #2
His diagnosis seems to have come through after his service, a bit like the hacker Gary McKimmon, who was only diagnosed after his arrest.
I have a close relative with quite distinct autism, so I am familiar with the symptoms. I also help at at recruit selection. I am ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that a number of people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder do get through the system. However, most of these are borderline- It is a variable spectrum, not a shit-or-bust, got -it-or-haven't condition. If the individual KNOWS he has the condition, you are quite right-He's automatically rejected. If he doesn't know, and can get through the tests-He's in.
Indeed, I suspect that almost everyone who has served has worked alongside one. They are often the slightly odd, slightly detached, easily distracted, easily fixated geeks that shine at signals, Intelligence, photo-interpretation and other non-human subjects, but can't put their rifle sling on.
I don't think that there's a lot of research done on PTSD on people with other underlying existing mental conditions. All I can say is it's not going to make the existing condition better, but the exact mechanism by which it makes it worse is really one for the medics.
I imagine that an undiagnosed soldier, TA or other, that witnesses an 'event' would be treated just the same as any other soldier. Whether that is appropriate is yet another matter, but an individuals needs are really between him and his doctor-the problem here is that many ASD patients are incredibly unforthcoming-They literally don't know that what they feel is different to how the bulk of humainty feels- Their empathy is so low, and their social and conversational skills so poor, that they just won't or can't explain if they are injured, upset, or confused. As children, they just throw tantrums or withdraw into themselves.I am not the official representative of the Digital Outreach Team from the House of Commons; we are politically impractical and cannot comment on government policy or give a political opinion.-'cos they haven't made up their minds yet.
- 07-07-2012, 15:49 #3
- Join Date
- Mar 2008
- In hospital
3 head shots, no ND, he was definitely not in the AMS.
Autistic, PTSD and the landlady called him stupid.
I bet you a wet inco pad he's RLC.
- 07-07-2012, 16:05 #4
- Join Date
- May 2007
- 07-07-2012, 16:13 #5
- 07-07-2012, 16:16 #6
- 07-07-2012, 16:24 #7he applied to join the regular Army but his application was turned down.He found it hard to adapt to civilian lifePork Eating Crusader
- 07-07-2012, 16:28 #8
Being a member the TA is enough to give you aspergers.
Joking aside, does this kind of thing happen in the regulars? I always found TA recruitment to be fairly lax in some places compared to what I imagined it would be like for a soldier. Some folk must surely struggle to pass basic fitness alone but they're still there so I can imagine that a bit of a mental bugger wouldn't have too much trouble.
- 07-07-2012, 16:47 #9
Me to a t almostReboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in Selected Drive
- 07-07-2012, 17:08 #10
The problem with the lad in this story was that in his day job he had access to firearms. If he hadn't, he would probably have just been quietly sectioned, and nothing more would have been heard.I am not the official representative of the Digital Outreach Team from the House of Commons; we are politically impractical and cannot comment on government policy or give a political opinion.-'cos they haven't made up their minds yet.