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BABOU_theOCelott79 karma

As a thing to add about genetics. Apparently the social traits of autism are linked to different genes than non-social traits. Basically, genetically speaking you wouldnt consider autism a single disorder.

BABOU_theOCelott57 karma

This. I am a psychology student. I have only heard of ECT in terms of extremely sever depression and patients who are resistant to treatment. Like for new treatments such as ketamine and psychedelic drugs (mushroom) - yes, they might not sound great, but when the alternative is suicide or a life with severe depression, well, they look definitely like viable options

BABOU_theOCelott38 karma

Not an expert. And i know this is mostly a question to show that the guy doesnt know. Anyway, if there is someone who is really lost, here is some practical advice

  • check if there is any food service in your are that sells food that is too ugly to sell i stores. Other services that connect farmers to consumers bypassing stores are also good. In general these can be more expensive or even less expensive, so depending on whats available not everyone can do this

  • throwing stuff away is mostly due to regulation. So, changing it is not easy. For this there is no general step, it really depends where you are. I am european, and those laws are at the EU- level. So when I vote for the EU (btw, elections are close so make sure you go to vote!), I have to make sure that the candidates i vote for is aware of the issue and is doing something.

  • its not a new issue. So check updates in regulation and other minor events that happen related to it (e.g. news aboht local stores doing things independently). Share on social media stories about the issue of food waste and also share support for stores that took measures to reduce it (this also includes to 'vote with your dollar' and economically support these stores)

BABOU_theOCelott29 karma

Big survivor bias tho. You met the ones that survived and can more/less cope with the experience. Its nice to read that it ends well and all, but the statement 'each of them survived!' only partially represents the situation.

BABOU_theOCelott8 karma

I am joining the party late. I read that you reached out to some psychologist friends for it.

Have you considered investing more into this aspect? By this I mean contacting paychology researchers (of the well-being area) and ask them to help you with it and evaluate it so you know it might be clinically significant. (Btw, i am just a student. But i am pretty confident that finding someone available for this wouldnt be hard)