“ONLY #06 ?”
I’ve been heavy on research in the past 8 years.
I figured out good ontologies are really important and there are no universal ontologies as of yet.
I figured out by checking/double-checking/deduction (slowly) that I have a problem with a certain kind of inference involving generalization. I’m GREAT at “Lateral thinking” – That is, I can generalize “too freely” – which is why for me standard ontologies can help me when I lose my place.
I figured out it’s possibly due to being born early in my case.
I figured out it’s likely white matter connectivity in the cingulate.
Tying things together using skills I have that are different: musical improvisation, abilities to string unrelated things together (lateral) intuitively at the expense of automatically using standard generalizations, which means “getting the point” – and “getting to the point” – can take a while if at all.
I figured out that I’ve been drawn to things about autism (the boy spinning plates tv movie as a kid), ADHD, OCD, Asperger’s (many people with Asperger’s have said I’m clearly an aspie), because they all have properties (and symptoms from a disease pov) that overlap with myself.
Looking to see if there was an ontology different than the DSM-5 that was more symptom-based rather than tradition, I found the ICD-11 – International Classification of Disease by the WHO (World Health Organization) – which handles many many more nations and cultures than the DSM-V does.
As I go through it looking to find what all of these things had in common, I decided to look at where the things I was looking for WASN’T:
I was surprised to find NONE in categories 1,2,3,4,5 or 7-26 but SOLELY IN ONE single general category:
“Mental, behavioural or neurodevelopmental disorders”
8 years in what amounts to a single general category.
To a regular person this is probably not shocking but to me, well, my mind is blown. The obvious always slides past me. I can even say it and know it and still not “get it” until I get it. So, now I get it.
ICD-11 for Mortality and Morbidity Statistics