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”
Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement.
People have often been heard saying dance your way to life. Dancing is nothing but the movement of human body in selected sequences or in some sort of rhythmic form. Dancing is known to be one of the major stress busters in our ever day life. Continue reading “Dance Away From Stress”
Behavioral therapy is just as effective as antidepressants for a reduction of risk of depression recurrence in individuals that have already been treated successfully for depression in the past as lots of studies suggest.
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.
Death is an inevitable part of living, and most humans struggle to remain alive for as long as possible. But, in the past century suicide has been romanticized as being a hero’s way to leave life, with Hollywood painting it as something that someone does as an act of love for his or her family.
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.
At some point in our lives, we all go through a rough patch that often leads to sadness, but eventually, we get over it. Sometimes this sadness may go on for a few weeks to months. What you may be experiencing is not just sadness, but depression (also known as major depressive disorder or clinical depression). Continue reading “Depression is nothing but a bend in the road!”
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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.