The Devastating Diagnosis of Schizophrenia
The official definition of schizophrenia according to the National Institute of Mental Illness (NIHM) is as follows: “Schizophrenia is a
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The High Costs of Autism
Autism was a word barely known 20 years ago, with America’s only real reference an award-winning performance of an “idiot
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8 mistakes I made as a mom of an autisic child
Before my son’s diagnosis of Autism, I had never even heard about the condition. No one in my family was
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Postpartum Depression—A Treatable Disorder
Every year in the United States 6.4 million babies are born and put into the arms of proud and excited
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10 Things We Did To Help Our Son Speak
Our son was non-verbal until the age of 3 and need-based verbal until the age of 5. Now, at the
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The United States National Tragedy of Death by Suicide
Death is an inevitable part of living, and most humans struggle to remain alive for as long as possible. But,
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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
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The conflict within
I stood in the middle of my son’s classroom , watching all his classmates confident and excited ,dressed as their
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Dear Special Needs Parent
Dear fellow special needs parent, I want you to know that you are not alone. I want you to know
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ADHD in toddlers
Does My Child Suffer From ADHD? How Can I Bring Them Up?
What is ADHD? ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurological condition that causes kids to lose concentration and
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Early Intervention and Autism
Current estimates reveal that approximately 1 in 59 children will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, commonly referred to under
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A Gen-Xer’s Mystery Solved
I was born on an Air Force Base in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1969. We later moved to
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Surprisingly Complicated
In 2003 our boys, Adem and Eren, were diagnosed at 15 months old with autism. At the time, we found
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Therapy
The mommy therapist
Like many autistic kids, my son  has poor fine motor skills and it affects his everyday life a great deal.
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Autism – A Puzzle We Should Solve!
The word ..”Autism”.. Is used a lot around now days.. But I had never heard of it until 3 years
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