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Autism and Loneliness

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Loneliness is a common factor to many with mental or learning difficulties, not just those with Autism. Often, this is difficult to understand as Autism and social anxieties aren't possible to see.

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Tracey Lloyd's curator insight, August 31, 2013 4:27 AM

Many people assume that people with autism don't want friendship, but so often, that isn't the case

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Are girls with Autism under-diagnosed?

Are girls with Autism under-diagnosed? | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Autism Daily Newscast continues our series on why boys are diagnosed far more often to be on the autism spectrum than girls. The statistics show a ratio of 4 to 1, although some experts are questioning whether this number is accurate.

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It is a possibility that Autism isn't being diagnosed in girls.

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Depressed? You May Not Be Able to Enter the U.S. | World of ...

Depressed? You May Not Be Able to Enter the U.S. | World of ... | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
[The Border agent] cited the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 212, which denies entry to people who have had a physical or mental disorder that may pose a “threat to the property, safety or welfare'' of themselves ...
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It's reasons like this that attitudes towards mental health needs to change. This wouldn't happen if someone had cancer or a broken limb, so it shouldn't happen with a mental illness.

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Social defeat links past trauma to current psychosis - medwireNews

Social defeat links past trauma to current psychosis - medwireNews | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Social defeat links past trauma to current psychosis
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medwireNews: The feeling of social defeat may be responsible for the link between childhood trauma and psychosis, research suggests.
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childhood trauma and psychosis.

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I'm Austistic

I can't communicate through talking so I'm showing people that just because I'm autistic, doesn't mean I'm dumb. I'm using a computer.
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A small clip on autism.

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Montana mothers speak up for elimination diets to ease autism symptoms

Montana mothers speak up for elimination diets to ease autism symptoms | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Great Falls, MT – Two Montana mothers have spoken up for the use of elimination diets to ease the symptoms of autism. Kim Rice and Kim Martin both spoke to KBZK news, they both have children with autism.

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Diets that have some significence in helping children with autism.

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Schumer: Autism doesn't 'age out' at 22 - Times Herald-Record

Schumer: Autism doesn't 'age out' at 22 - Times Herald-Record | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Schumer: Autism doesn't 'age out' at 22
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This shows why it is important to understand that learning disabilities such as autism don't fade as the indevidual matures. Services like this for adults is lacking.

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Barclays run workshop for people with learning difficulties - Hereford Times

Barclays run workshop for people with learning difficulties - Hereford Times | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Hereford Times Barclays run workshop for people with learning difficulties Hereford Times "Aspire Living offers a wide range of training opportunities for adults with learning disabilities in Herefordshire and with the support of the fantastic...
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More needs to be avalible for adults with learning disabilities. A step in the right direction.

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Occupational therapy improves ability to perform everyday tasks in children ... - Medical Xpress

Occupational therapy improves ability to perform everyday tasks in children ... - Medical Xpress | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Occupational therapy improves ability to perform everyday tasks in children ...
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Occupational therapy used to help children with autism. This has helped my nephew who has similer problems.

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Why She Kept Quiet About Her Postpartum Psychosis Symptoms

Why She Kept Quiet About Her Postpartum Psychosis Symptoms | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Warrior Mom Jessica Torres shares the story of the strange symptoms she had after childbirth & why she told no one she might have postpartum psychosis.
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Early treatment is important, for the patient and their famillies.

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Opinion: To address the suicide crisis, we must talk about mental illness - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

Opinion: To address the suicide crisis, we must talk about mental illness - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Opinion: To address the suicide crisis, we must talk about mental illness The Star-Ledger - NJ.com Providers are listed by county on the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies website (go to njamhaa.org, scroll down and...
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I can certainly agree with this. Raising awareness of mental illnes is very important.

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Teens' Mental Disorders Often Untreated in U.S., Study Finds - Philly.com

Teens' Mental Disorders Often Untreated in U.S., Study Finds - Philly.com | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
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Teens' Mental Disorders Often Untreated in U.S., Study Finds
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This is a common occurence in the UK also. I was late recieving treatment as a child for this reason that people didn't take it seriously, but after they did, I was diagnosed earlier with an anxiety disorder age twelve. Early diagnosis leads to earlier and better treatment.

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Should all schools have their own psychotherapist?

Should all schools have their own psychotherapist? | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
One head is using his pupil premium to fund a full-time psychotherapist. He believes it is helping children's learning as well as their mental health problems

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I think this is a good idea, since it's difficult to find a good and safe therapist and it can make all the difference.

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marsdentherapy's curator insight, November 19, 2013 6:24 AM

Here's an interesting article for all you school counsellors out there ...

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I-News report: Mental health care in crisis mode across Colorado - Summit Daily News

I-News report: Mental health care in crisis mode across Colorado - Summit Daily News | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
I-News report: Mental health care in crisis mode across Colorado Summit Daily News The department's director say the unit is seeing an unprecedented number of people landing in the emergency room with injuries or other health problems related to...
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Mental health care in crisis. It is becoming more difficult for those with mental health problems to receive the required help.

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Can Schizophrenia Be Stopped? - The Atlantic

Can Schizophrenia Be Stopped? - The Atlantic | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Can Schizophrenia Be Stopped? The Atlantic Often, people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder don't recognize their symptoms until it's too late, causing them to depend on treatment with aggressive doses of anti-psychotic medications, which...
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Noticing the symptoms earlier can save costs and lives. It is true that violence doesn't happen as often as a result of mental illness, but they can bring harm to themselves and the experience can be frightening.

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The Future of People with Severe Mental Illnesses is in the Wrong Hands

The Future of People with Severe Mental Illnesses is in the Wrong Hands | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Planning for the future presents serious problems for parents of people with significant disabilities; when those families are dealing with psychotic illnesses, the future is especially frightening.
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This is pretty scary to think that the future for those in Psychosis are being dealt with in the wrong hands.

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'Am I crazy to want a baby when I'm schizophrenic?' After a decade-long struggle, one woman tells of her fears as she contemplates starting a family

'Am I crazy to want a baby when I'm schizophrenic?' After a decade-long struggle, one woman tells of her fears as she contemplates starting a family | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
In many ways it would be the most natural thing in the world for me to have a child, writes ERICA CAMUS, 33. However, I have paranoid schizophrenia. (RT @Rethink_: "Am I crazy to want a baby when I have schizophrenia?
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Mental has many more problems in later life.

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Autism Women's Network

Autism Women's Network | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it

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It's easy to forget that autism is also commonly found in females and not just in males. Autism in females also isn't as rare as people seem to think it is.

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Tracey Lloyd's curator insight, November 30, 2013 8:59 AM

Interesting article - highlights the fact that everyone with autism is an individual, but that there are some commonalities.  We need to investigate gender more fully.

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Learning Disabilities: How Do We Stop the Stigma?

Learning Disabilities: How Do We Stop the Stigma? | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Too often, students with learning differences are labeled early in their educational careers as lazy or dumb.

Via Elaine Roberts, Ph.D
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A good insight. Common name-calling given to those with learning disabilities, and how to help someone with a learning disability.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, November 27, 2013 10:37 AM

Educators can help stop the stigma, now. Not only will parents be grateful for the emotional, educational, psychological, and social backup, but kids will see themselves differently.


We all know plenty of kids who are very smart and capable, but who learn differently. Sure, we know some kids who aren't very smart but who are differently capable.


Educators have a responsibility to the whole child, of every child.

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Mental Illness: Lessons Learned - kwwl.com

Mental Illness: Lessons Learned - kwwl.com | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Mental Illness: Lessons Learned
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With every major mass shooting come the inevitable questions about mental illness, gun control and how to help people with mental illnesses so they don't fall through cracks in the system.
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Clearing the stigma in mental illness.

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New Treatment Capitalizes on Autism's Unique Characteristics - PsychCentral.com

New Treatment Capitalizes on Autism's Unique Characteristics - PsychCentral.com | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
New Treatment Capitalizes on Autism's Unique Characteristics PsychCentral.com “Teaching kids with autism spectrum disorder skills in turning down their fight or flight response and turning up the opposite may fundamentally allow them to be more...
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Helping children with autism by using their own symptoms to their advantage.

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Neurons in brain’s ‘face recognition center’ respond differently in patients with autism | PsyPost

Neurons in brain’s ‘face recognition center’ respond differently in patients with autism | PsyPost | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
In what are believed to be the first studies of their kind, Cedars-Sinai researchers recording the real-time firing of individual nerve cells in the brain found that a specific type of neuron in a structure called the amygdala performed differently...
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Study on the nervus system in people with autism.

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The drugs do work, but they can't cure unhappiness

The drugs do work, but they can't cure unhappiness | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Tim Cantopher: Antidepressants are sometimes prescribed when they aren't needed, but never to use them is to miss an opportunity

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Difficult to find antidepressents that work better for those with depression.

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Carolyn Barber's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:16 AM

An interesting contribution with some good insights into the pitfalls of relying on research.

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Young man with Autism appeals to Obama for access to higher education, finds own way

Young man with Autism appeals to Obama for access to higher education, finds own way | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Billy Pagoni is a 21 year-old man with severe autism who dreams of becoming a sous chef. His parents searched for a program that could accommodate his special needs, but were unsuccessful.

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More services like this are needed with one in five people with some form of disability.

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Experimental compound reverses Down syndrome-like learning deficits in mice - The Almagest

Experimental compound reverses Down syndrome-like learning deficits in mice - The Almagest | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the National Institutes of Health have identified a compound that dramatically bolsters learning and memory when given to mice with a Down syndrome-like condition on the day of birth.
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An experiment on mice with down syndrome that could help humans with the condition in the future.

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Yale researchers find genetic links to autism - New Haven Register

Yale researchers find genetic links to autism - New Haven Register | Mental Illnesses and Learning Disabilities | Scoop.it
Medical Daily Yale researchers find genetic links to autism New Haven Register Particular neural circuits were affected by genes that carry a risk for autism, the researchers found, as well as “when, where and in what cell types those genes exert...

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Genetic links are possibly related to Autism.

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