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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Anxiety and Health

Health and Anxiety

Having anxiety can force us to focus more on ourselves and our health. The goal is to limit our anxiety as best as we can. In addition to talking with a psychiatrist and/or therapist as well as taking any needed medication, there are many steps we can take as far as health is concerned. We can start with a balanced diet. In addition to eating a balanced diet, it is important to eat regular small meals throughout the day. Also, staying hydrated is important. Not being in optimal health alone can trigger anxiety.
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What is Social Anxiety Disorder?

Many of us feel uncomfortable in social gatherings, become more concious when speaking in front of crowd, giving presentation or ordering from menu in restaurent. But when this anxiety become to much and the person is concerned about being harsly judged and evaluated for their performance or interpersonal interactions. Then it is social anxiety disorder. SAD is an out-of- proportion fear of one or more social suituations.

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A Wake-Up Call: Boyhood Sexual Assault and Its Impacts on Men’s Mental Health

Sexual abuse of little boys is a taboo subject. This topic has historically been kept hidden in the closet by people around the world.

It is subject that no one wants to believe. Yet, the mental health consequences of boyhood maltreatment last a lifetime as the little boys often grow up to become troubled men.

The Definition of Sexual Abuse

The definition of sexual abuse is as follows:

“unwanted sexual contact involving force, threats, or a large age difference between the perpetrator and the child.”
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College Students And Mental Health Challenges: Tips For Parents


Attending college is an exciting time for your child is full of new experiences. These adventures include finding new friends and exploring what it is like to be an adult.

However, college is also a time of stress, turmoil, and separation.

Stress from homesickness and the new pressures of college work, there is mounting evidence that our college students are not well.
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Anxiety & Self Care

Anxiety and Self Care
Taking excellent care of ourselves can be easier said than done. Having anxiety can make tasks feel more difficult. Especially if our anxiety has been building for hours, days or even weeks. It is imperative that we create a life full of self care. We must practice daily hygiene, practice hobbies, relax and get an adequate amount of sleep. Anxiety can feel endless and relentless. However, we can practice good self care, push through our day and thrive through our tasks. The first step is creating a daily routine. The second step is sticking to our routine. This will give us strength through our anxiety.
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Tips to Help Your Teen’s Mental Health in High School

Being a teenager has never been easy. The rush of hormones, combined with the physical changes and emotional turmoil they experience can be overwhelming. This true of both the teenagers and their parents.

When kids begin high school, these changes are magnified by the issues teens face today. These problems include things that teens didn’t face in the past. These things include cyberbullying and social isolation.
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How green spaces help boost mental health

Depression is defined as a medical condition that negatively affects how one feels, thinks, and reacts. Depression causes feelings of sadness accompanied by a loss of interest in activities that a person previously enjoyed. It leads to a variety of emotional and physical problems and affects an individual’s ability to function in day-to-day life. Depression is different from the feelings of grief or sadness that occur from the loss of a loved one or due to physical or mental trauma.

Depression and anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults over the age of 18 and above each year in the U.S. alone. This is approximately 18.1% of the population.
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Deep Breathing to control anger issues in children!

Children learn more from peers not parents

It requires commitment and patience to teach mindfulness to your kids. We want to make it fun for kids to learn the art of deep breathing.
Research suggests that mindful meditation can train the ADHD/ADD brain to better concentrate, hold focus, control impulsivity and anger issues.

To help kids understand the underlying message, we suggest you do following:
– Watch the video with you kids
– Record their response like “what they learned from this video?”
– Post their response clips in comments on our YouTube channel/blog
– Hear those response. Nothing cuter than that!

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Does your baby suffer stranger anxiety/ separation anxiety? What, when and how to tackle?

What is stranger anxiety?

This is usually demonstrated by crying when an unknown or unfamiliar person approaches. Normally it starts at about 8 – 9 months and usually subsides by age 2 yr. Stranger anxiety is related with the child’s developmental task of distinguishing the acquainted from the unacquainted. Both the duration and intensity of the nervousness(anxiety) vary greatly among kids.

Some babies show a strong preference for one parent over another at a certain age, and grandparents may suddenly be viewed as strangers. Anticipating these happenings during visits helps prevent misinterpretation of the behavior. Comforting the child and avoiding overreaction to the behavior are usually the only therapy needed.
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What is PatientNextDoor?

PatientNextDoor is a community where patients connect, share and heal together. App lets you embark on a path to wellness by researching treatment options, recommending care providers and traversing the journey together.

To be diagnosed with a chronic or rare medical condition —or to be a caregiver for someone recently diagnosed — can be heartbreaking. The challenges are many and can range from finding the right doctors and the best treatments, to staying up-to-date with the latest medical research and finding emotional support.

At PatientNextDoor, we believe the best healthcare guides are fellow patients. Connecting with others in similar circumstances can provide much-needed support, motivation and information.

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