Common Comorbidities with 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.
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What is Depression? by Dr. Kala Singh

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.

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Ishan – The Little Artist (বাংলা)

Ishan Guha, a ten year old boy with high functioning Autism, being interviewed on Dooradarshan. Ishan had been highly acclaimed for his paintings in different exhibitions in the country and his different interests and hobbies keep him a busy body at this age, challenging his apparent challenges due to Autism.

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The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains| Mrugank Patel

Some Highlights from the (long) Article

I asked Grandjean, a Danish-born researcher who travels around the world studying delayed effects of chemical exposure on children.
“That’s what I advise people who ask me, yes. It’s the best way of preventing exposure to pesticides.” Grandjean estimates that there are about 45 organophosphate pesticides on the market, and “most have the potential to damage a developing nervous system.”
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