iSteve commenter Jaakko Raipala notes on life in the Nordic countries:
Asperger’s syndrome is being removed from the books due to overdiagnosis so the medical establishment is capable of correcting itself at least on this point. I think stuff is happening behind the scenes on the trans stuff, but it’s very hard for doctors to take a public dissident political stand since having a “bigot” doctor on payroll would make an institution vulnerable to lawfare.
Asperger’s syndrome is more like the label for normal to high IQ children with behavioral problems or even just a scam of middle class parents getting extra benefits for their kids.
This is a huge problem in countries with “socialized medicine” which leads to access to doctors getting limited by long wait times instead of high prices. Since some people clearly need urgent health care the administrators create all sorts of exceptions and so everyone has an incentive to get diagnosed with as many conditions as possible to get ahead in the queues.
Hence Greta Thunberg and her sister have Asperger, ADHD, OCD, defiant disorder and I can’t even remember what else.
Ms. Thunberg’s TED talk says: “I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, OCD, and selective mutism.”
You can’t let your child go undiagnosed without any disorders as there are kids competing for appointments who have more problems on record. You can also use the medical diagnosis to jump the queue on a lot of other government programs like housing, daycare etc.
They seem to be now busy working on a form of trans that requires just dressing up and no permanent changes and that will be very useful for getting special treatment in government services.
Scandinavians have developed a whole new moral system that dictates which forms of trickery are acceptable to the middle class and which mark you as low class scum and these unwritten rules are part of why mass migration is such a disaster. How is some guy from Somalia supposed to understand that getting your kid diagnosed with ADHD to get better access to services makes you a good parent but that using the diagnosis to get welfare money or drugs makes you scum? It’s not like this is ever going to be explained because that would give away the game that smart people are playing.