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Old 04-10-12, 06:38 PM
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What is 'NT' ?

I've seen the initials NT on here, from the posts I've read, they refer to people who are non ADD and able to function w/out meds. But what do the initials 'NT' actually mean?
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Old 04-10-12, 06:40 PM
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Re: What is 'NT' ?

Neuro typical
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Old 04-10-12, 06:44 PM
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Re: What is 'NT' ?

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Re: What is 'NT' ?

I always thought it stood for "normal thinking"
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Old 04-10-12, 07:02 PM
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Re: What is 'NT' ?

@ London- I kind of that too. I looked up neuro typical and it has something to do with autism? Or maybe my ADD brain just doesn't comprehend. What a shocker....lol
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Re: What is 'NT' ?

Yeah, "neurotypical" is a term that was invented by some people in the autism community to describe people without autism (or without any kind of neurological disorder...it's kind of expanded over time, I think). It's been co-opted by people with other neuro/psych disorders.

It's part of the idea of "neurodiversity", which basically means the idea that there are different ways people's brains can function, and that's something to be respected, rather than trying to force everyone to "brain" the same way.

(I'm personally not very fond of the term "neurotypical", because I think it makes some unwarranted assumptions about "most people" and too often gets used as an "us vs. them" kind of thing, but I like the concept of "neurodiversity" in general.)
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Re: What is 'NT' ?

namazu beat me to the punch. but yeah neurotypical is just a designated term for what society deems 'normal people' to be, who arnt AD/HD or it's 3rd cousin 2wice removed, Autism. probably 75-85% of people
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Re: What is 'NT' ?

NT - The "Non-Troubled" folk.
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Re: What is 'NT' ?

In formal contexts, "neurotypical" (or neurologically typical (NT)) is a term used to describe those who do not have a neurologically based abnormality in the context of discussing that specific abnormality. For example, in the context of ADHD, neurotypical means non-ADHD. I use the term "abnormality" rather than "disorder" as the term is used in non-disorder contexts, such as discussions about the "intellectually gifted".

However, in informal discussions, the term "neurotypical" has a variety of possible meanings, often being those who are not affected by a developmental disorder of neurological basis (ADHD, Autism) or even more exclusive.
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