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Self Advocacy

People With Autism Have an Altered Sense of Self

30/05/2019 06:00am | 275 views

By Anglia Ruskin University

 

New research has indicated that people with autism have an altered sense of self, which may explain some of the differences shown in social functioning.

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Parenting

19 Things I Wish I'd Known About Having a Child With Autism

21/05/2019 06:00am | 293 views

By Ronnie Koenig & Laura T. Coffey

 

There's a saying that's often repeated because it's true: If you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism. That's because children (and adults) on the autism spectrum are very different from one another. There is no one correct road map to follow when raising, teaching and loving them.

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Parenting

Kids at Risk of Depression More likely to be Bullied

20/05/2019 06:00am | 312 views

By Kashmira Gander

 

Spanking children could raise the risk of antisocial behavior in adulthood, scientists believe. Children at risk of developing mental health disorders such as depression and ADHD are more likely to be bullied, according to scientists.

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Behavioral Tendencies

FDA: Dozens of Seizures Reported After Vaping, Mostly by Young People

03/05/2019 06:00am | 389 views

By Jayne O'Donnell

 

 

 

 

At least 35 people reported seizures after using electronic cigarettes over the past decade, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. 

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Caregiving

Learning How To Support Loved Ones With A Personality Disorder

20/04/2019 06:00am | 672 views

In past studies on psychological conditions, almost 15% of the American population was diagnosed with one or more personality disorder. Monolingual Hispanics make up 30% of patients diagnosed with a personality disorder, based on asample study done in 2010.  Despite the growing prevalence of personality disorders, not many people are aware of how they may affect everyday activities. There are ten identified personality disorders broken down into three different clusters, with each focusing on one or more aspects of a certain personality trait. Of the three clusters, Cluster B seems to be one of the most ostracized groups in need of support. Knowing the signs of onset and effectively providing an open space where they can talk about how they feel will encourage more openness and understanding in the community.

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