- Llwyd Stevens
- Neath Port Talbot
- United Kingdom
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Should we be trying to cure autism and mental health conditions?
Having a brother with Asperger syndrome, and a mother with a personality disorder, should we be looking for a cure for them? I mean I couldn't imagine my brother any different, and I would hate for his personality to change.
As far as society is concerned, most would say that they are 'benefit scroungers,' because they don't work. My brother left mainstream school with no qualifications, after the school never supported him, he was continually exploited by his peers, people would encourage him to behave inappropriately for their own amusement, his lack of social communication was really exhibited.
I have always wondered, with all the medical advances that we have, would there ever be a cure for these things? Secondly, and most importantly for me, is it worth it? In terms of the expectant change in personality if the condition was removed.
This is the first conversation I have started on TED, so apologies if I seem naive or stupid, I just wanted to see what other people think. I'm no specialist on the matter, im just a guy with something on his mind and thought TED might be the place to talk about it :)