Saturday, 30 May 2020

Autism spectrum disorder look differently in girls versus boys?


Autism spectrum disorder look differently in girls versus boys?



Autism spectrum disorder look differently in girls versus boys?



Hey everyone,

 today we're gonna discuss autism spectrum disorder,but more specifically,how does an autism spectrum disorder look differently in girls versus boys?

 

 let's jump into this topic.In case you weren't aware,autism spectrum disorder,or ASD, affects one in every 68 children and are much more commonly diagnosed in boys.Some studies show that boys are four times more likely than girls to have ASD, but new research suggests that it may appear differently in girls and therefore, go undiagnosed or possibly be misdiagnosed as something entirely different.


The criteria for diagnosing autism spectrum disorder which is a developmental  condition that is marked by social and communication difficulties and repetitive inflexible patterns of behavior,just so you kinda know what we're talking about when I reference ASD,but all of this criteria is based on data that's derived almost entirely from studies of boys.

 

This lack of data surrounding how ASD may affect a female has led to years of misunderstanding and misdiagnosis,especially for those girls on the higher functioning end of the spectrum.Now, inquire about has indicated that females who got a conclusion of ASD at an extremely youthful age, were significantly more influenced by the ASD than their male counterparts.They demonstrated lower IQs and extreme behavioral problems,where as the boys who were diagnose ddidn't  have to be so severe to get proper treatment.In a very recent study conducted in 2016,


they found that even the way that the mind forms social data is diverse dependent on the sex of the youngster. Boys with ASD use certain portions of the brain to manage social situations and those regions are different than boys without ASD. So, seeing those parts of their brain light up during social interaction was an easy way to diagnose them.

However, in girls with ASD,it's not like that at all.In a girl with ASD,her brain will light up in the same way that a non-ASD boys would.Why is that, you might ask?We don't really know yet and they're doing follow-up research on this right now but it has already been supported by a completely different study that was conducted in Australia on 25 boys with ASD and 25 girls with ASD.Now I could hypothesize that it's because ya know,generally speaking, girls do develop socially more quickly and intensely than boys.Therefore, even if they're somewhat held back in the area, it still wouldn't be as severe as a boys would.


Researchers believe that this occurs because of our sex hormones.We already know that men and women are very different but maybe we don't fully understand just how different we are.All of this is honestly just so fascinating to me.I can't wait to find out more as they complete more studies.They also believe that girls are much better at noticing and impersonating conduct and will endeavor to show up totally ordinary.


Therefore, in order to be properly diagnosed as a girl with ASD, you need to not just observe them,but you also have to talk to them about their personal experience with socializing or managing change in their life.This could be another reason why high functioning ASD girls tend to be diagnosed much, much later than boys.

 

They also find that boys with autism are not really interested in socializing and often, when they're asked, they'll report that they just don't really care if they have any friends or not.But girls on the other hand, they do care, and they show a much greater  desire to connect.They also found that girls with ASD don't tend to have as much repetitive behavior as the boys and many of their past times and interests are similar to other girls without ASD.


They even find that girls with ASD will still engage in very quote/unquote normal play. But instead of doing role playing, with let's say their  Barbies,  for example, they will just set up scenes that are visually pleasing to them, so it's none of this like ,"And then she went in the back" and then she kissed Ken. "Oh, so exciting ."They just set it up so it looks nice,


which is just yet another reason why ASD in females may go unnoticed so much longer. But last, they share that girls with ASD tend to be viewed as just too much, meaning they're often too intense about a certain subject or too sensitive or too rigid about their schedule. You can see why that would be now that we know more about autism spectrum disorders as a whole, but I could even guess that ya know, due to this issue, many girls with ASD could be accidentally misdiagnosed with BPD or OCD when they're older if they're not properly diagnosed early on with ASD.

 

If you don't know what I'm talking about  when I say BPD or OCD, BPD stands for Borderline Personality Disorder and I'll link my video all about it in the description. OCD is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which I'll also link down there if you're just interested. Many girls have been diagnosed with OCD, ADHD, and even anorexia instead of ASD like they should've been.

 

 

Anorexia in the female ASD population is much, much higher than in the non-ASD girl population and they believe that many of the symptoms in profiles of the two diagnoses cooperate, implying that the unbending nature, center, and meticulous nature of both ASD and dietary problems can imply that EDs are simply the way that ASD can appear in the female population.

As we know, many people with ASD find certain tastes and textures of foods really disgusting and just hate it. This can lead them to having a very restrictive diet. Now, they obviously do not think that all females with an eating disorder also have autism. Instead, they believe that some of the girls who should've been diagnosed with ASD have been instead diagnosed and treated for an eating disorder. They also see similar issues with the diagnosis of ADHD and OCD in young girls.

So if you have a young child or you're around a young female who just got diagnosed with ADHD, OCD, or an eating disorder, it might be worth getting a second opinion. Research also finds that females with ASD, since they tend to take things literally and are direct, that they can more easily fall victim to sexual  exploitation such as assault or getting stuck in an abusive relationship.

 

They say this especially

for females because just as we discussed earlier, we strive for connection and we're aware that we can struggle to make friends and build relationships. So, we may choose to be with someone just because they show us a little attention, even if that attention isn't kind or loving. So just be really, really careful and if possible, check in with someone who cares about you and has been in your life for a really long time before going on a one-on-one date or  to a party with someone that you maybe don't know that well, ya know, just to be safe.When I was doing all of my research and reading all these interesting articles, thank you so much for asking these questions, that's what I love about what I do, it challenges me to learn more.

 

While I was doing this,

 I came across some amazing resources and since it can be hard to talk to our parents, if we find ourselves in the female population of those with ASD, it can be hard to talk to people about what we may be struggling with. Luckily, there are many programs around the U.S.to help out and obviously, add in any you may know from other countries in the comments down below. But these different resources are there to help us socialize, better manage our hygiene, and even talk about dating. So here are two that I found simply by just doing some basic research and the first is in Kansas City and it's a program called Girls Night Out. It's in Kansas City, Kansas, just FYI.

The second one is in New York City and it's called The Felicity House. Those are just two Resources that may be helpful if you live in those areas and you just struggle to find someone to talk to about all that you may be, ya know, stressed, anxious, or just worried about. Overall, remember that every diagnosis will be expressed and even feel differently to each person who has it. So while these findings May help us  better understand

 

why many girls go undiagnosed or untreated, it doesn't apply to all girls with ASD. Always ask, listen, and seek to understand their experience before jumping to any conclusions. If you're concerned that your child may be on the spectrum, please reach out to a specialist in your area because with proper support and treatment, it can get better. unaware of this research and their findings.

Like I said, it was really, really recent. So you never know who it could help.

 

Have a wonderful day  and

I will see you next time.

 

Bye!







All statements made on this website are for informational and educational purposes only.  We believe all statements are factual.  However, they are the individual experiences of each author(s) and are not warranted.  All sources are referenced when possible.  This information is not intended to treat or diagnose any disease or illness – It is simply mothers sharing what treatments worked or didn’t work to help their child’s autism.  We believe all children with autism are unique individuals and should be treated as such.  Therefore, no two children will respond to the same treatments the same way.  All health concerns including, but not limited to, starting or stopping any medication or supplementation should be addressed with a doctor or other appropriate health professional.




Friday, 29 May 2020

10 Early Signs of Autism

10 Early Signs of Autism.


1o early signs of autism


James hi are you driving? what a big kid. hi everyone this is James's dad the most important thing to remember is just because some of these signs exist in your child that doesn't mean an automatic diagnosis for autism however the more these behaviors occur in your child the more concerned you should be the key here is consistency and frequency of these behaviors.

 

 So in this first example  it's entirely self-evident.A few kids will hand fold during early turn of events however similarly as with


every one of these signs focus on to what extent the practices last if the kid becomes out of these practices for the most part around 3 years old there's not a lot to stress over but rather with somebody like James who hand folds each day there is cause for concern this is one case of self incitement or stimming as it is called and it helps the quiet kids with mental imbalance.

 

This second example can be confusing to some as most people have at least attempted to walk on their tippy toes at some point in their life again pay attention to how often the child does the behavior our nine-year-old son who is diagnosed with autism still walks on his tippy toes to this very day,



This third example may seem alarming however as long as they bang their head on something soft like This padded highchair generally they'll be okay as a form of stimming it can help calm the child due to the rocking motion many people with autism like to rock back and forth we also show James banging his head on the glass door and on the ground to show you different examples however after recording the footage we promptly removed James from the situation and redirected his attention to avoid any potential damage some people even need to buy football helmets for their kids.

 

It gets so bad this fourth example may not seem so odd to parents and others after all hasn't every kid been fussy in public at some point but this behavior has less to do with not getting a tree or a toy but due to the loud bright conditions of most public settings well it may be hard to distinguish sensory fussiness or meltdowns from common temper tantrums an easy way to tell us this when you give your child what they want do they stop the bad behavior if so it's probably them just throwing a typical tantrum however if they continue to fuss scream and cry as if in pain even after they get what they want then it's probably a sensory related tantrum or meltdown as most people call it although i don't recommend giving into a child's demands       I think this exception can help once in a while as it can be very revealing also most common Tantrums lasts minutes whereas a sensory meltdown can last hours.

 In this fifth example we see another example of stimming while every child loves to play with water and blow bubbles in their milk the key here is again how long does this behavior last also you may notice that your child is doing this behavior alone withdrawn from others instead of trying to put on a show generally the behavior will last longer than five or ten minutes and can last hours depending on the severity of autism look for extreme obsession and repetition with objects and

 

 Number six we have very aggressive behavior all kids fight at some point But is your child doing this immediately after being punished as if they are enjoying it.it may seem odd but this can be another form of stimulation as they get a solid reaction from others when they are Aggressive you will see the youngster being significantly more forceful than a run of the mill kid for no undeniable or valid justification like needing something another has, for example, a toy Hastur would you be able to utilize your words what's your opinion about the vehicle wash.

 

Number seven we have a lack of response to voice or sound while every child has ignored their parents at some point usually out of spite you will notice an autistic child being aloof as if in their own little world sometimes parents think their little child has hearing problems at first but this has more to do with being withdrawn than not hearing if anything autistic people hear too much and have a hard time filtering out noises James  James  what are you playing with there bud I'm playing with a car sit down James  James .

 

 Number eight is probably the most well known sign and that's the lack of eye contact most people with autism will avoid eye contact whenever they can and many depict it as agonizing while the particular reasons can differ from individual to individual this is unquestionably a solid sign that chemical imbalance is available and as a rule continues into adulthood

Number nine is missing speech milestones if you don't know the general rule for how many words your baby or toddler should be using then it's only a quick internet search away generally if your child is only using a few words at age three there is cause for concern if your child is four or five and is still not using basic sentences there is a great cause for concern also echoing words or echolalia is when they constantly repeat the same phrase not in a learning way but more like a broken record way again and again and again so be aware of that to finally not all people with autism are nonverbal just because your child may be talking doesn't mean they're necessarily out of the woods  

Number 10 has to do with problems in food or textures many people with autism are picky eaters which ties in with the sensory issues some hate the feeling of yogurt or just like their food touching other food well this sounds like typical child behavior it's on a much higher level if you offer that food to your child even if they are clearly hungry they won't eat it even to save their lives fortunately our son James passes this test mostly he loves all kinds of foods he is much more picky with textures like clothing tags and scratchy shirts our older boys who have been diagnosed with autism still love to wear their clothes inside out to avoid clothing tags or odd textures.

 James loves the feel of flannel and likes to wear hats for the feeling of security it gives him well we didn't get to cover all the signs and symptoms of autism we hope this gets you started in the right direction if you seriously think someone you love has autism please reach out to a local psychologists neurologists social worker or other professional the sooner you get your child help the greater chance that we'll have adapting to society and its many social customs on that same token please continue to help those with autism by educating yourself and others about the conditions they face every day thanks for your time and best wishes.








All statements made on this website are for informational and educational purposes only.  We believe all statements are factual.  However, they are the individual experiences of each author(s) and are not warranted.  All sources are referenced when possible.  This information is not intended to treat or diagnose any disease or illness – It is simply mothers sharing what treatments worked or didn’t work to help their child’s autism.  We believe all children with autism are unique individuals and should be treated as such.  Therefore, no two children will respond to the same treatments the same way.  All health concerns including, but not limited to, starting or stopping any medication or supplementation should be addressed with a doctor or other appropriate health professional.



Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Meltdowns in an Autistic family!

Meltdowns in an Autistic family

Meltdowns in an Autistic family

As I have grown older my meltdowns are few and far between – but they still can happen.  About 1/2 hour ago my son (Autism – verbal) who likes to literally climb on my desk, managed to knock over my meticulously stacked paperwork so that my office now looks like a paper recycling factory. It took me hours to sort all those bills, and notices and super forms and autism information pamphlets and I just instinctually screamed in frustration as my ‘big feelings’ overflowed and started banging my head on my desk. (God this is embarrassing but I may as well be truthful)

 

Of course he took off in fear to hide under his bed, probably more to do with the volume of my scream than anything. About 5 mins later he came out of hiding but by this stage was in tears and launching in to the ASD “its all my fault” thing. I have found that ASD people tend to internalise. Perhaps it is a theory of mind problem? I dunno. But generally everything is about us which also equates to everything is all our fault. (I still do this at almost forty years of age)

 

So my poor little son comes back into the office saying “I’m sorry… I’m sorry…I’m sorry” absolutely hysterical.

 

Now I am not excusing my behaviour, or lack of maturity, or lack of ability to handle my own feelings – but I saw this as an awesome learning opportunity for him.

 

So I sat down with him giving him a big cuddle and said “You know when someone knocks over your sand castles or breaks your lego and how upset that makes you – how you have a meltdown?”

 

He stared up at me with his big brown eyes which narrowed as he relived those moments. “Yes!” he said angrily punching his fist into his hand.

 

I said Well Mummy, simply had her sandcastle thumped over and had an meltdown

 

Im sorry… I'm grieved… I'm heartbroken" he began once more

 

“Nah, it wasn’t your fault. You didn’t mean to do it. But my feelings got to big for a bit. Just like sometimes when people break up your work – they also don’t mean to do it to upset you”

 

I watched him turn this over then I said "The cool thing about experiencing childhood in a chemical imbalance family is that we as a whole 'get' each other more often than not. and know how it feels and how hard it is sometimes. The not so cool part is that we all have meltdowns and struggle with big feelings.” A big smile broke across his face. I am sure I saw years of self-crimination wiped away as he realised that we accept him but still challenge him to grow beyond his natural behaviour.

 

“Like Daddy when he loses at Gran Turismo and threw the controller?” he pointed out happily. I was so pleased that my husband came in to back me up.

 

“Exactly” said Daddy not so nuero-typical. “I had big feelings about losing the game. I have to work on this”

 

Many would probably disagree with me on how I handled this and possibly think I am making excuses for bad behaviour and encouraging that with Zech. I don’t think so. See if I can’t get past him self-punishing he will never get to the point where he can work on his behaviour. Being an example for him from my perspective is saying “We have similar issues as you – we have a form of Autism too but this is how we can get past this. And when we don’t. When we muck up. Its OK. We just get up and keep going and keep trying – not beat ourselves up over it.”

 

Surely this is true in any Neuro-typical family as well albeit different issues perhaps? To be an example for your kids not out of being perfect but by walking them through the process of handling different situations and accepting lack of perfection – something very difficult for ASD people.

 

Sure I wish our house wasn’t filled with holes, that our furniture didn’t look like its been ravaged by wolves (to be fair I think the dog can take some credit for that) that our lounge suites were not bounced on to the point that each chair has its own special dip in the cushion for unsuspecting relatives and friends, that there wasn’t a pile of broken things in the shed that we can’t bear to throw out. But you know what, it just doesn’t matter. The important thing is that sure they can learn as much as they can to help them fit into this world – but my ultimate goal is that they love and accept themselves including their Autism rather than being plagued by depression and self doubt. I want them to be confident! Aware of their tricky areas, but confident in their abilities. Not so different perhaps from the Neurots?






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Autism: Running the race for our kids

Autism: Running the race for our kids

Autism: Running the race for our kids



Last night I watched a u-tube video that inspired both my blog’s today. It was of a man who enters into a triathalon race with his cerebal palsy son – team hoyt. It touched me on many levels. This man places his son in a special chair and begins the grueling first part of the race. Loading his son gently into a boat, ties a rope around his waist and tows the boat into the sea . In the distance you can just make out the rest of the competitors, miles ahead. The son flaps feebly in the boat, obviously suffering in the grueling heat of the day but his father continues on in grim determination, carving a path in the deep green water. As the father and son begin the next leg of the race, cycling, he tenderly strokes his son’s cheek and looks deep into his eyes. No words are needed. “Are you OK to go on Son? Am I pushing you too far?” his eyes say despite the river of perspiration running down his back and legs. His son looks to him in adoration and complete trust “Its OK Dad. I can do this” he answers wordlessly. Without another pause his father begins the long cycling stretch. Pain is etched across his face like some invisible knife has carved chunks of new wrought wrinkles into his skin. His muscles bulge and stretch and writhe like some beast under his skin with a mind of its own. The sun has long set, not another competitor for miles, but still he pushes on and on. On to the third stretch of the race – running. His fatigue obvious with the slump of his shoulders and the mask of grimace as he continues to beat out yet  another mile. The father and the son. United as one. Finally in the dark, the finish line comes in site – crowds patiently lining and cheering on the sidelines. His son’s arms silently pump the air in victory.

 

As parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders we are running a race with our children. Like this father we are placing our children in the wheelchairs of our time, our patience and our love. Each visit to yet another specialist, each piece of information we learn, each new therapy we try is pushing our children through the grueling miles of our own marathon. It is no good standing at the shoreline when we reach the sea, complaining that it is too hard… that it is too far. It is no good looking at the disappearing competitors in the distance and feeling like we have failed in our race. No, it is a different race we are in. So, we gently pick up our children and place them in the boat and dive in to the deep green sea. Each deliberate stroke of our arms signifying our determination and commitment to see our children succeed. To get fair treatment. To be accepted and understood. To not let their disability stop them. There we are, ahead of the boat, carving a way for them. Don’t think for one moment that it is easier for them than it is for us. The sun of rejection, and misunderstanding beats down on their exhausted pale limbs. But our children are just as determined. Through our love and dedication we give them the confidence to say “Its OK Mum, its OK Dad. I can do this”. So as we go through the last long stretch of our race, one more mile of meltdowns, one more mile of frustration with people who don’t understand autism, know its OK to feel tired. Its OK to slump in exhaustion and frustration. But we keep pedaling. The finish line is in sight lined with the cheering crowds who have come to see our son pump his arms in victory. A race he will win in his own terms, in his own way, in his own time. But win he will if we can believe in him enough to do the hard miles. If we teach him to say “I CAN”.








 All statements made on this website are for informational and educational purposes only.  We believe all statements are factual.  However, they are the individual experiences of each author(s) and are not warranted.  All sources are referenced when possible.  This information is not intended to treat or diagnose any disease or illness – It is simply mothers sharing what treatments worked or didn’t work to help their child’s autism.  We believe all children with autism are unique individuals and should be treated as such.  Therefore, no two children will respond to the same treatments the same way.  All health concerns including, but not limited to, starting or stopping any medication or supplementation should be addressed with a doctor or other appropriate health professional.


 

About Mental Emotional Health

About Mental Emotional Health

About Mental Emotional Health

Explore mental and emotional health issues including mood disorders, depression, anxiety and anger problems. We’ll also keep up with the latest scientific research on developments related to mental health. Stress, physical illnesses and pain can trigger negative feelings and despair but we’ll focus on how to cope through those difficult times.

 

 

Eating disorders afflict millions of people in the United States. Thousands of these individuals will die from them each year. It may seem to be a funny obession when we hear kids talk about “losing ALL my weight” or “eating like a bird”, etc. Like any other addiction, eating disorders multiply like mushrooms in the secrecy of the dark. Those places can be in the bathroom, in the bedroom, in the kitchen after everyone else has gone to bed, etc.

 

Parents must be alert to the first warning signs of any eating disorder. Here are the four eating disorders that we are going to be discussing:
 

Anorexia,

Bulimia,

Binge Eating Disorder,

Compulsive Overeating.

 

I am not going to go into detail on any of these in this particular blog because there is far too much to discuss. This initial information is general in nature but vital for your bank of information.

 

You may be a parent who is seeing the signs of one of these eating disorders in your daughter. Girls are more vulernable to the eating disorders but an increasing amount of men are joining their ranks currently.

 

You may be a friend who knows someone at the office or just on a friend basis who has one of these secret eating problems. There is a lot of information to be had and dependent on how severe or how advanced the disorder is, there is help. Sometimes with encouragement and information an individual can turn his or her situation around. More times than not, however, professional help is required. There are facilities where help is available and these eating disorders can be reversed. Lives can be saved, but time’s a-wasting so let’s talk.

 

Anorexia and Bulimia are classified as starvation eating disorders. Binge Eating Disorder and Compulsive Overeating are referred to as excessive eating disorders. Studies have shown that both groups of individuals have an emotional link that is missing. It may be missing from childhood or from the teen years. For girls, the most influential parent figure is a dad. Many times there was an excessive amount of criticism and ridicule from a dad that left a girl feeling unloved, not-good-enough, and dispondent. Unfortunately, this lack of emotional acceptance followed this dear girl as she slipped into further and further into eating disorders.

 

Attention Deficit Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder is a misfiring of the executive functions of the brain. These executive functions of the brain control inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. These high-order, self-controlling cognitive functions are a guide to an individual’s overall thoughts, emotions, and actions.

 

Attention Deficit Disorder is sometimes referred to as Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). AD/HD has been suspected as a contributing factor when a child, teen or even an adult experiences problems with learning, self-control and addictions, or independent

Functioning in social interaction environments.

 

The America’s Journal of Public Health”, shows that 17% of white boys in one particular region were given medication for ADD while at school. Different rates were 9% for African-American young men, 7% for white young ladies, and 3% for African-American young ladies.

There are two major types of ADD. They are ADD with hyperactivity and ADD without hyperactivity. ADD without hyperactivity must meet six of the following:

 

Fails frequently to give close attention to details;
Difficulty sustaining attention in tasks;

Appears not to listen;

Fails to follow instructions;

Fails to finish work;

Loses school assignments, books, tools, etc.;

Is easily distracted;

Forgets about daily activities, tasks to be accomplished.

 

ADD with Hyperactivity must meet six of the following

 

Fidgety in a squirmy sense;

Runs or climbs excessively;

“On the go” or acting as if “driven by a motor”;

Talks excessively and blurts out comments and challenges;

Difficulty waiting their turn;

Interrupts or intrudes on others.

 

There has been confusion and controversy from some mental health professionals when an assumption is made that everyone diagnosed with ADD has a mysterious, irreversible brain defect. The best ally that a parent can have who is raising a child with AD/HD, is a mental health professional who understands the specifics of this condition and gives hope in management of the disorder.

 

ADD is not a singular “disease”, but rather a collection of behaviors or “symptoms” caused by a wide range of problems which may have their origin from a variety of places or because of a variety of social environment nuances.

 

If you have a child who you believe has ADD or if you, yourself have symptoms of ADD, avail yourself of information every time you can. Search the internet, call a health care professonal and discuss your concerns. Information is power. Power propels you to solutions.

 

Anti-Social Behavior

Anti-social behaviour is that lacking in judgement and consideration for others, ranging from careless negligence to deliberately damaging activity or vandalism. Anti-social behaviour has a great range of severity. Depression can be so minor that it is hardly recognizable. Then depression can be so severe that an individual is unable to function in any degree in society, even to limiting them from holding down a job.

 

Anti-social behaviour or anti-social disorder is behaving in a manner that violates the social or legal norms of society. This individual does things that are hurtful to others and says things that are mean and cutting. They actually may not have the ability to control their actions or their words and if they do have the ability to control it, they do not comprehend the reason to control it.

 

The manner in which they process reality and good and bad is so far to the left of normal that bad may appear to be OK and good is maybe OK also. Antisocial behaviour is based, many times, on a dysfunctionalist point of view.

 

Antisocial behaviour can be explained as resulting from reactions to frustration. These frustrations could be events and conditions of work which can induce anger and frustration accompanied by antisocial acts such as aggression, sabotage, theft and the withholding of output.

 

Antisocial behaviour can include arson, blackmail, bribery, discrimination, espionage, extortion, fraud, interpersonal violence, kickbacks, excessive lawsuits, lying, sabotage, sexual harassment, theft, violations of confidentiality and whistle-blowing.

 

Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is a manifestation of anxiety disorder that causes the sufferer to experience high anxiety or panic attacks when attempting to carry out normal tasks away from a person of safety or a place of safety.The clinical meaning of agoraphobia is a dread of circumstances or spots "from which departure may be troublesome or in which help may not be accessible in the occasion"of a panic attack.

 

The beginnings of Agoraphobia may be after a panic attack in an automobile on a crowded highway or in a department store 3 days before Christmas. An individual can experience such a sudden panic attack with no “apparent” rhyme or reason that they make a visit to the emergency room believing they have had a heart attack.

 

The root cause of any number of mild or severe anxiety disorders lies in the Amygdala. The Amygdala is a small organ in the subconscious brain responsible for many emotional decisions icluding the anxiety response. The Amygdala becomes "reset" when life conditions cause it to discharge restless reactions over and again. Because of the continual and repeated anxiety reponses, this small gland learns to become inappropriately anxious.

 

Many have described Agoraphobia as the fear of open spaces. This definition is incorrect. Agoraphobia is ANY anxiety reaction which results from an individual’s geographic location when it is other than the safety of home, or some other familiar place.

 

Avoidance of being away from that safe place may begin and end with only one situation, or it might escalate until a person is completely homebound. Even being homebound is not the answer because they also may have extreme difficulty being alone. Then again, a few people with agoraphobia can go into phobic circumstances as long as somebody is with them.

 

Levels of Mental Health

When I first started writing on this series, I was thinking of mental health vs. mental sickness. To me, health is feeling good, strong, and energetic. The other side to that is sickness. However, I’m finding out that everything that has to do with health or sickness is referred to as “health”. He has “bad health.” She has “good health.” It’s all referred to as health. Also, those with mental sickness may think that they have good health because they’ve never known anything else so it is normal to them.

 

Next on this blog, I’m going to take various mental illnesses or mental conditions and explain them and maybe contrast them to good mental health vs. poor mental health.

 

There are many conditions and levels of health and sickness. I would think that everyone would like to feel strong and healthy rather than sickly and weak. As you read about these conditions, and perhaps even have experienced some of them, make a decision what level of health you want.

 

Mental and Emotional, What?

Health, Brother and Sister, it’s Health!!! I know that it seems that there is more sickness that health today but I want to show you that there is a way to have mental and emotional health. So in order to understand what mental and emotional health is, I believe we need to look at some mental and emotional disorders.

So since I believe that we need to look at these disorders, I did a google search and found a website with 46 Emotional and Mental Disorders. WOW!! sounds like we are going to be together for quite awhile if we’re going to discuss all those. I am going to list a few of these below and if I do not discuss one of the disorders that you are interested in, you can send me a comment asking to discuss it.

 

Agoraphobia

Antisocial Behavior

Attention Deficit Disorder

Explosive Behavior

Grief and Loss

Sleepwalking

Obsession and Compulsion

Panic Attacks

Paranoia

 

These are going to be some of the disorders that we are going to discuss. Let’s look a bit more at health. People, children, teen, and adults, with good stable emotional health are in control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. included in this behavior is an individual feeling good about themselves and having good relationships with peers, with co-workers and people who have even hurt them. They manage problems by keeping them in perspective.

 

A little side bar — people with emotional health do have emotional problems or illness at times. However, emotionally health people keep their focus on coming out the other side.
 

Don’t Be So Emotional!

I bet you’re smiling now, right? I’m sure you heard this from a co-worker, your husband, your boyfriend or whoever else is close to you. For some reason people think that we are to be stoical and a little bit happy or a little bit sad or a little bit anger.

 

Guess what? I’m giving you a lightbulb moment — “GET EMOTIONAL!” If someone hurt you or you were disappointed, cry, cry hard. You will feel so much better afterwards. Cry is a passage to emotional health.

 

Who has hurt you in the past? Have you ever cried about it? I hope so because healing has taken place. Today, are you sad? Did someone offend you? Did your sister or brother wrongly accuse and thus reject you? If you covered it up and said, “Oh, it’s ok, I’ll just forget it,” then your emotions are bruised and not as healthy as they could be.

 

“Be emotional!” This goes for men and women alike and I can just see you men out there say, “No way, I’m the man. I wouldn’t cry for anything or get emotional. That’s the very thing I tell my wife not to do.” Well, maybe she’s been right all along.

 

So what is emotional health? “…the ability to express all emotions appropriately.” If we break the word down, it is “e-motion”, implies motion or change. Emotional health is not simply the lack of emotional dysregulation or psychiatric disorders. Emotional health is not just the absence of negative emotions.

 

We are dialoging about mental and emotional health here but health is a compartmental issue. "Ideal wellbeing is characterized as a parity of physical, enthusiastic, social, otherworldly, and scholarly wellbeing." All of these aspects have a bearing on the whole man or the whole woman.

 

Be emotional!

Why Define Mental Health?

Good health is relative. So can mental health be relative.It is comparative with what you have encountered in your life.

 

You may believe that you are solid since you feel great as you've each felt.

 

Much the same as you believed that trees were a glob of green before you got glasses.

 

What a stun when you previously put on glasses and saw singular leaves.

 

I’m not suggesting that you are mentally sick….not at all. However, if there is something better, don’t you want to experience it? I, personnally want to be as healthy as possible, physically and mentally. With that said, let’s define mental health then you will know what it is NOT, as well as what it is.

 

The definition of Princeton University for “mental health” is “the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment.” The Connecticut Department of Public Health says that mental health is “the capacity of an individual to form harmonious relations with his or her social and physical environment, and to achieve a balanced satisfaction of his or her own drives.”

 

Mental prosperity is what individuals resemble at themselves, their lives, and the others in their lives; survey their challenges and issues; and examine choices.This includes handling stress, relating to other people, and making decisions.” This is how Dorene Philpot, Attorney at Law, defines mental health. Wikipedia says, “Mental health, mental hygiene and mental wellness are all terms used to describe the absence of mental illness. By this definition, mental status has two prospects: either wellbeing or sickness."

 

Wow, that’s black and white enough! Are you beginning to doubt the extent of your mental health? Well, everyone has the right to be living in a state of exuberant health. If your mental health state is not the best, smile, because it can be the best.

 

What Is “Mental”?

Has anyone said to you recent, “Are you mental, or what?” They were probably referring to some of your crazy behavior. I looked up a definition of “mental” and it was not defined alone. Either it is mental health or mental disorder, mental math or mental impairment, mental illness or mental health professionals…yes, they’ve got a doctor for the “mental” situation.

 

However, mental refers to an individual’s cognitive and emotional capabilities. Now isn’t that funny! I thought that I was going to be writing about 2 different things “Mental Health” and “Emotional Health” It looks like they are tied very closely together. So is “mental” your mind or your brain or is it more of a certain state of being?

 

Well, we will be having a dialog on all the ins and outs of the topic of Mental and Emotional Health and the illnesses connected with these two concepts. We’re not just talking about “being mental” or “being non-mental.” We’re talking about Mental Health or Mental Sickness.

Then there is “Emotional Health”. There again, “emotional” is NOT defined. Emotional health, illness, intelligence, etc. is defined. Emotions are feelings. They may be happy feelings or sad feelings, peace feelings or feelings of fear. All are emotions and all are OK. Sometimes we need to feel the emotion of anger. Tomorrow we may need to feel the emotion of joy. We need all the emotions to be whole healthy people.

 

Mental health problems can be the outcome of many different kinds of experiences such as chronic illness and experiences that undermine an individual’s self confidence. So, now that we have this “baby on the road”, let’s start talking.














All statements made on this website are for informational and educational purposes only.  We believe all statements are factual.  However, they are the individual experiences of each author(s) and are not warranted.  All sources are referenced when possible.  This information is not intended to treat or diagnose any disease or illness – It is simply mothers sharing what treatments worked or didn’t work to help their child’s autism.  We believe all children with autism are unique individuals and should be treated as such.  Therefore, no two children will respond to the same treatments the same way.  All health concerns including, but not limited to, starting or stopping any medication or supplementation should be addressed with a doctor or other appropriate health professional.


Childrens Mental Health Campaign!

Childrens Mental Health Campaign!

Childrens Mental Health Campaign!



The kids' psychological well-being framework in Massachusetts is bombing our youngsters: 

Emotional well-being care needs in youngsters are more pervasive than leukemia, diabetes, and AIDS joined. 

Of the 140,000 youngsters who need treatment for a psychological sickness every year, 100,000 can't get to mind. 

half of understudies living with a psychological sickness drop out of school – the most noteworthy of any inability gathering. 

Self destruction is the third driving reason for death for youngsters between the ages of 10 and 24. Of the individuals who end it all, 90% have a diagnosable and treatable psychological instability at the hour of their demise. 

We can improve and we should improve. The ideal opportunity for change is NOW 

Singular Psychotherapy helps individuals who might be battling with issues extending in seriousness from ordinary troubles to progressively horrible life occasions. Left untreated, issues may bring about side effects of wretchedness, uneasiness, sorrow, touchiness, outrage, pointless practices or low confidence, just as clashes at home, work or school. 

Kid and Family Therapy helps kids and their folks to work through issues identified with discipline, conduct the executives, kin issues, fits, bad dreams and school issues. We additionally help families through advances that incorporate partition, separation and remarriage. 


Mental-wellbeing treatment 



Couples Counseling helps couples who are encountering strife in their connections. Guiding can assist couples with conveying all the more viably and resolve issues in zones of accounts, closeness, sexual relations and childrearing. 

Gathering Counseling is offered occasionally. Gatherings might be psychoeducational, steady or helpful in nature. Gathering points incorporate, however are not constrained to ladies' issues, stress the executives, separation, anguish and misfortune, reception issues and ADHD. 

Addictions Counseling helps people and families to perceive signs and side effects of liquor and medication issues. Through guiding, customers find out about the movement of the sickness, and create devices to reach and look after moderation. Recuperation can help influenced people and relatives to live more beneficial, all the more satisfying and profitable lives. 

Guiding Services for the Workplace offers types of assistance, which may address clashes in the workplace, or issues which sway efficiency.








All statements made on this website are for informational and educational purposes only.  We believe all statements are factual.  However, they are the individual experiences of each author(s) and are not warranted.  All sources are referenced when possible.  This information is not intended to treat or diagnose any disease or illness – It is simply mothers sharing what treatments worked or didn’t work to help their child’s autism.  We believe all children with autism are unique individuals and should be treated as such.  Therefore, no two children will respond to the same treatments the same way.  All health concerns including, but not limited to, starting or stopping any medication or supplementation should be addressed with a doctor or other appropriate health professional.





Sunday, 24 May 2020

Noted Child Specialist Dr.P Sudarshan Reddy Passes Away In Hyderabad

Noted Child Specialist  Dr.P Sudarshan Reddy Passes Away In Hyderabad Telangana-India

Noted Child Specialist  Dr.P Sudarshan Reddy Passes Away In Hyderabad




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HYDERABAD: One of the most notable pediatrician P. Sudarshan Reddy died here on Friday. 1st May 2020

Dr Reddy was likewise previous director of Niloufer Hospital leader of the Pediatrics division, Osmania Medical College and General Hospital. Aside from this, he additionally worked in a few private medical clinics. 

A senior individual from Indian Academic of Pediatrics (IAP), Telangana section, he was likewise director and boss advisor pediatrician, Krishna Children's Hospital. 

Dr Reddy got is numerous honors all through his profession including Dr. Harishchandra Gold Medal best friendly DCH Student in University (1981), Dr G.V. R. Gold Medal best cordial MD understudy in University (1983), Dr Balagopala Raju grant for best paper in National Conference Jodhpur and some more. 

Addressing a day by day, individuals from the IAP, Telangana part stated, "He was an extraordinary academician, instructor, rationalist, otherworldly Guru, an incredible counsel and an extraordinary person. It is a hopeless misfortune to IAP, pediatric organization and to the whole society." 

Telangana Minister K.T. Rama Rao likewise tweeted communicating his sympathies and said Dr. Reddy was his primary care physician too when he was a child

Saturday, 23 May 2020

It's Alkaline Ionized Water... ...That Does A Body Good (Not Milk)!

 

It's Alkaline Ionized Water...
...That Does A Body Good (Not Milk)!
 

 

It's Alkaline Ionized Water... ...That Does A Body Good (Not Milk)!

The best way oxygenate and properly hydrate your body is by drinking water that has an alkaline pH, be ionized, mineralized, and purified.  Oxygenating, and properly hydrating your body is, by far, the most important thing you can do for your body.

 

 Here I thought that what you eat was the most important thing you can do for your body.  After all, so much emphasis is given to “eating right” (not processed, low fat, low calorie, organic, raw etc.).  Conversely, you don’t hear much (if ever) about the quality of water we drink.  When you heard last time someone say drink 8 glasses of alkaline or purified water?I have never heard it – But I did have a doctor say once that drinking unfiltered water from the tap was fine.  I couldn’t believe it.

 

 When you heard last time someone say drink 8 glasses of alkaline or purified water?

 

I used to very much believe you are what you eat.  This idea has since changed.  The fact is… You can go weeks possibly even a month or longer without food.  You could go days without water.  Without Oxygen you won’t get far, at most maybe… minutes.

 

The water we drink needs to be on the alkaline side to help balance the fact the S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) is too high in acidifying foods and beverages.  This acid builds up and begins destroying our cells and tissues.

 

 

Ionized water helps the delivery of much needed oxygen directly to the cells.  It also brings nutrients in and out of the cells easier.  The water needs to be purified to remove unwanted and harmful chemicals, toxins, and heavy metals for obvious reasons.

 

 

many Autistic children have pathogenic (disease causing) and invasive organisms that are damaging their guts and brains.  It is necessary to balance their body’s pH.  When the body has optimal pH, you can able to properly oxygenate the body.  This in turn rids the “filth” that these organisms love and thrive in.  I have found that one of the best aids in cleaning this “filth” out of the body is by drinking alkaline mineralized and ionized water.



 

 Documented Reports Health Benefits of Drinking Alkaline Ionized Water Are:


 

ü      Flushes toxins from cells

 

ü      Increases energy

 

ü      Makes oxygen more available to your cells

 

ü      Powerful anti-oxidant

 

ü      Makes aerobic exercising easier

 

ü      Rids the body of acidic waste (great for lactic and uric acids that causes gout and  Fibromyalgia)

 

ü      Breaks down water molecules so they are easier to assimilate causing better hydration

 

ü      Cancer doesn’t thrive in an alkaline environment

 

ü      Can reduce germ count by 75% (yeasts, fungi, viruses, protozoas and bacteria)

 

ü      Relieves the liver and kidneys

 

ü      Thins blood and improves circulation

 

 

 If you don’t have the resources right now for an alkalizing, ionizing and purification water filter, there are some products that might serve as a cheaper substitute but less cost effective for long term use.

 

 The first is an Alkaline Booster.  My personal favorite can be found at the same site as the water filters.  I recommend you check out their site since there is some very good information on it. 

 

 You can also find an alternative pH booster to this product in our shops.  However, I’ll be honest… It is slightly cheaper.  It is about as effective.  Then again, I don’t think the taste is as good.  It has a very heavy mineralized with a slightly chemical taste.  Mainly because it is!  Some prefer that in their water.  So they drink mineral water – I am not one of those people.  As a matter of fact, I’ve even joked before… “I prefer my minerals in a capsule”.

 

 The second product is what I started on before I found the filters.  Its taste is hard to describe - not quite chemical… almost acidic but mild.  Anyway, it is called Oxygen Elements Plus.  This is an extremely unique and very effective product.  This is closest you will get to the ionized part.  It really helps to get oxygen in the body especially at a cellular level.

 

 Be forewarned though...  You need to go slow with it.  Possibly even less than the recommended starting dose.  The lower your pH level is (more acidic), the slower you should go.  The die off and healing crisis can be dramatic.  It wasn't so noticeable in my daughter, but she may have felt as bad as I did the first couple of days.

 

However, it didn’t take long for me to feel the benefits.  I used to sigh and gasp for breath uncontrollably.  My Endocrinologist and Internist always told me it was a thyroid thing caused from my Hashimoto’s (Autoimmune Thyroiditis) Disease, which causes hypothyroidism.  I would also get “heavy leg syndrome” which is exactly as it sounds – My legs would tire out when walking or climbing stairs.  Now I know, these symptoms are the effect of not getting the oxygen my body desperately needed.  It wasn’t long before I was able to exercise for the first time in about 5 or 6 years.  The energy I felt with Oxygen Elements Plus was quite amazing especially for someone with thyroid disease.








All statements made on this website are for informational and educational purposes only.  We believe all statements are factual.  However, they are the individual experiences of each author(s) and are not warranted.  All sources are referenced when possible.  This information is not intended to treat or diagnose any disease or illness – It is simply mothers sharing what treatments worked or didn’t work to help their child’s autism.  We believe all children with autism are unique individuals and should be treated as such.  Therefore, no two children will respond to the same treatments the same way.  All health concerns including, but not limited to, starting or stopping any medication or supplementation should be addressed with a doctor or other appropriate health professional.