How community spirit helps a girl with autism and severe anxiety

A scheme to let parents close their streets to cars so children can play is hugely beneficial to one young resident, who has autism and severe anxiety.
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Source: The A and P Professor - Category: Physiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
In this study, we investigate whether an increase in dopamine levels during the perinatal developmental window affects behavior of juvenile male and female Swiss mice. In order to do so, we intraperitoneally administered daily doses of l-Dopa to mice pups beginning from postnatal day 1 (PD1) to PD5, which increased the levels of dopamine and its metabolite, 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC), in the striatum of the pups. At the age of 4 weeks, we submitted the juvenile males and females to the open field test, elevated plus maze, forced swimming test, and sucrose preference test. We observed that increase of dopamine...
Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
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Something’s just not right: lately you are forgetful, stressed, and tired all of the time. Symptoms can vary from mood swings, to lack of concentration, to feeling chronically tired, and anxious. To top it off, no matter how healthy you try to eat, you still aren’t losing weight. So let’s add frustrated to the list. And you’re finding that all of this is affecting your performance at work, as a parent, and even as a partner/spouse. It’s not your imagination.  Grains are behind it all… The grains you consume may have numerous damaging effects on your brain and nervous system, not ju...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates adhd anxiety appetite control blood sugar brain brain fog Brain function dementia Dr. Davis grain grains Inflammation learning ability libido mood mood swings psychiatric disorders seizures Source Type: blogs
We report four children with narcolepsy type 1 (NT1) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) - Asperger syndrome (AS). To the best of our knowledge co-occurrence of NT1 and AS has not been described in the literature.
Source: Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Brief Communication Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewMelatonin is used to treat sleep difficulties associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There are growing evidence that melatonin could have an effect on other symptoms than sleep, such as anxiety, depression, pain, and gastrointestinal dysfunctions. Interestingly, these symptoms frequently are found as comorbid conditions in individuals with ASD. We aimed to highlight the potential effect of melatonin on these symptoms.Recent FindingsAnimal and human studies show that melatonin reduces anxiety. Regarding the effect of melatonin on pain, animal studies are promising, but results remain hetero...
Source: Current Developmental Disorders Reports - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2018Source: Journal of School Psychology, Volume 70Author(s): Dawn Adams, Kate Simpson, Deb KeenAbstractAlthough it is recognized that the prevalence of anxiety is elevated in children with autism spectrum disorder, there has been very limited research exploring such anxiety in school contexts. As a result, there is limited detailed information for teachers or educators on how anxiety in autism may present in the school setting for children on the autism spectrum. The aims of this study were to (a) report the profile of results on a measure of school anxiety in a community sample of children on th...
Source: Journal of School Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
The purpose of this pilot study was to design, implement, and evaluate the family-focused psychoeducational therapy (FFPT) for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) family. In Phase I, 64 parents of ASD children (ASD-group) and 63 parents of typically development children (TD-group) were participated to investigate parenting self-efficacy and emotion at baseline. In Phase II, the 4-week of FFPT was offered for the ASD-group. Date was collected at baseline, post-intervention and one-month follow-up, using questionnaires of the Tool to measure parental self-efficacy, Self-Rating Anxiety Scale and Self-Rating Depression Scale.
Source: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
Kabuki syndrome is a congenital disorder with multiple anomalies and intellectual disabilities. People with Kabuki syndrome have mild to severe developmental delay and intellectual disability, as well as a higher incidence of anxiety, attention problems, obsessive-compulsive traits and autistic behaviors. Self-Inflicted Skin Lesions is a condition in which changes on the skin are solely produced by the patient ’s own actions. This usually occurs as a result or manifestation of various psychologic problems.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
This study investigated the consistency of adolescent and parent reports of anxiety and auditory sensitivity in individuals with ASD, and examined their validity via comparisons with sympathetic arousal at baseline and in response to an auditory challenge. Fifty adolescent-parent dyads (n = 26 ASD, n = 24 typically developing; 12-16 years old; IQ>80) completed parallel versions of both anxiety and auditory hypersensitivity scales, which were compared to heart rate collected at rest and during an aversive noise task. Adolescents with ASD exhibited greater anxiety and auditory hypersensitivity than their peers, based...
Source: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: J Abnorm Child Psychol Source Type: research
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