No matter which winter holiday you celebrate, it’s a magical time of year. Provided you’re not a grinch, most people look forward to the holidays for a chance to look back on the past year and reflect, to be with their families, to decorate, to give, and to just – be happy. Continue reading “Autism and the Winter Holidays”
I was blissfully enjoying my first pregnancy unaware of the tsunami of emotions that were eagerly waiting for me. While I discovered that I was pregnant, I welcomed the life change with open arms and a fuzzy heart. Continue reading “Chylothorax – The Uninvited Guest”
Even though some calculations report that autism occurs in 1 in 48 births, some parents may not realize the signs and symptoms right away – or, may be in denial about the symptoms. Old wives’ tales commonly go around that tell parents, “don’t worry, boys are late talkers,” and other semi-truthful adages passed on from generation to generation. Continue reading “Early Warning Signs of Autism”
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a disorder that is often hard to explain or qualify. Those who suffer from autism fall on a spectrum, with degrees of severity at either end. Autism and its related disorders are qualified with several diagnostic criteria, including a difficulty in communicating, following abstract concepts, and difficulty using language, among others. No two cases of autism are alike, and you will often here people say, “if you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” Essentially, this means that everyone on the spectrum is a bit different from each other. For example, many children and adults who are autistic are non-verbal throughout their life, but those with Asperger’s syndrome (a different part of the autism spectrum), may talk nonstop. Continue reading “Common Comorbidities with Autism”
Our brain is one of the most underestimated and under utilised human organ most of the time. For ages we thought that our brain can not be changed and it is fixed. But, recent research shows that consistent practice can alter the neurons and create new pathways. It is possible to rewire your brain. Continue reading “A Scientific Guide To Rewiring Your Brain”
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Very informative video on depression by Dr. Kala Singh Ji.
Dr. Kala Singh is a well-known community, social activist and philanthropist who has contributed to bring awareness of mental health issues in the community as a speaker, presenter on radio, TV and writer in the newspapers. Author of “The Sikh Spiritual Model of Counseling”. My work has been covered by The Courier, Vancouver Sun and CTV.