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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You Don’t Have To Suffer In Silence

The only thing being wrong with sad is that we think it is. We’re only human.
The fact is that we hide it makes it worse.
You don’t have to suffer in silence.
Don’t do that to yourself, darling.

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Bipolar Disorder & Nutrition

This is one of my favorite subjects to talk about. Many of us with bipolar disorder can suffer weight gain from medication, bouts of depression or both. Until I got a reduction in medication, I was suffering from extreme food cravings. I literally could not stop eating fried food, chocolate and candy. I packed on thirty pounds in less than a year. It is possible to maintain a healthy weight and take medication. It does take some work and dedication.
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