Category archives for: Special Conditions

A Nation Divided By Fear: Studies reveal widespread lack of social trust

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Refugee children from Syria Fifty-six percent of Americans believe houses or rooms can be haunted. One in five believes Bigfoot is a real creature; about the same percentage are afraid of zombies. Yet at least until the walking dead put up their own candidate in the New Hampshire primary, those are not the concerns that […]

June Peacemaker Spotlight: Q&A with Quentin Vennie

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This month’s featured Peacemaker is Quentin Vennie. He is a writer, speaker, wellness expert and author of the forthcoming memoir The Hardest Truth (Rodale, 2017). He continues to share his experiences growing up in Baltimore, the impact poverty has had on his life, and how he overcame addiction, an anxiety disorder, and depression using his […]

Why People Shy Away from Telling Therapists about Disorders

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Even the smallest amount of misinformation (or lack of information) makes a resolvable issue that much harder when it comes to a diagnosis. For example, if a car is in need of a brake repair and only the tires receive attention, the end result can be disastrous. That being said, it is so important for […]

Cash shortage for special educational needs support

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Image copyrightThinkstock Schools in England are struggling to support the 1.1 million pupils with special needs or disabilities (SEND) in mainstream classrooms, a report says. A survey of 1,100 school leaders found delays to assessments, insufficient budgets and cuts to local authorities were hampering the ability to cope. The study by The Key, which provides […]

ADHD? Its The Whole Family

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By Rick Green, The web, and our Forums, are full of speculation about ADHD/ADD being caused by diet, bacteria, family stress, lack of a vitamin, or severe lack of good old-fashioned spankings. (Cue old man muttering, ‘In my day we didn’t have all these fancy…’) The problem with these theories is that siblings turn out […]

Medicating Myself

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By Rick Green I don’t want to take ADHD medication. I don’t want to have to take a pill every morning. I don’t want you, or your child, or a loved one to have to take ADHD medication. And guess what, you don’t have to take medication. No one does. And yet millions have and […]

Bullying, Fear, And The Full Moon (Part One)

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This article, Bullying, Fear, And The Full Moon (Part One), first appeared on LIFE AS A HUMAN.

Kimberly McCreighs OUTLIERS Reviewed

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OutliersKimberly McCreighHarper CollinsMay 3rd, 2016 Outliers by Kimberly McCreight is the first in a series for young adults. Having changed gears from writing mysteries for adults she still maintains, in the first part of the book, her ability to draw out the different relationships between characters, including the bond between a mother and daughter. The […]

Researchers Recreate Conditions That Contribute To Anorexia In Mice

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Share A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center say they have uncovered how a combination of genetic and environmental factors can trigger anorexia using mice in a recent study. According to the report published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, researchers have long believed the risk of anorexia is connected to a number of […]

Why People Self-Diagnose (and Why You Shouldn't)

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Humans, especially those in the modern age, have always been obsessed with understanding themselves better. It is this thirst for self-exploration that guides sciences like psychology, biology, and anthropology. It’s common to hear someone casually calling himself manic or OCD or antisocial. Thanks to the internet and the limited amount of time most people get […]

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