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Dec 14, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

From Wikipedia: The lack of demonstrated empathy is possibly the most dysfunctional aspect of Asperger syndrome

Excerpted from Noah Rothman‘s piece in Mediaite: New details are emerging relating to the identity of Adam Lanza, the suspected killer of scores of children and adults alike at a Western Connecticut elementary school on Friday. According to reports broadcast on Fox News Channel, Lanza may have been developmentally disabled and no one has been able to locate his girlfriend.

UPDATE: ABC News reports that Adam Lanza suffered from personality disorders and may have wrestled with symptoms of autism.

Ryan Lanza, 24, brother of gunman Adam Lanza, 20, tells authorities that his younger brother is autistic, or has Asperger syndrome and a “personality disorder.” Neighbors described the younger man to ABC as “odd” and displaying characteristics associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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