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Asperger's syndrome
When an old colleague returns to work. Maura's Asperger's syndrome means she doesn't hold back her thoughts about her friend's new hair style. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asperger artist: Patrick Samuel says art saved his life
Patrick Samuel has Asperger's syndrome. He uses art to deal with depression and self-injurious behaviour. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Art saved my life'
Patrick Samuel has Asperger's syndrome. He uses art to deal with depression and self-injurious behaviour. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

$5.4M donation: Penn plans to use it on Asperger syndrome research
The funds will support one of the first large-scale genetic studies to recruit individuals with Asperger syndrome and their family members. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Penn receives $5.4 million gift to create program for Asperger's syndrome research
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is establishing the Asperger's Syndrome Program of Excellence (ASPE) with a $5.4 million gift from an anonymous donor. ASPE aims to significantly improve understanding of the genetic causes of Asperger syndrome in order to energize the international research and clinical community. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As An Eating Disorder Therapist, I’m Concerned About Netflix’s ‘To The Bone’
The trailer of Netflix’s upcoming movie, ‘To The Bone,’ opens with a plate of food and a young, frail, girl tallying up the calorie counts of each item. Her friend laughs and says, “it’s like you have calorie Asperger’s.” The movie, which was written and directed by Marti Noxon and stars Lilly Collins and Keanu Reeves depicts a young girl’s battle with anorexia. It has already been met with a lot of controversy, especially within the eating disorder recovery and treatment community. I think that the creation of this film was well-intentioned. The director and lead actress bot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Weren't Listening To Somali Immigrants' Autism Concerns. Then Anti-Vaxxers Did.
Deeqa Hussein can’t put her finger on exactly how or when the vaccination disconnect happened in her community. For years, the large number of Somali immigrant parents in the Twin Cities area vaccinated their children at rates as high as 92 percent ― outpacing virtually every other ethnic group. And then, Hussein said, many parents just stopped.  “I felt like there was a lot fear and anxiety surrounding the MMR vaccine,” said Hussein, a special-education teacher with the Minneapolis Public Schools who also serves as the vice president of the local Somali Parents Autism Network and has two sons with...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When A Child's Autism Diagnosis Leads To Answers For Mom
This article has been updated to correct Gleason’s age. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Cannot See My Daughter's Autism
On our fifth and final day of a cross-country move from Maine to Minnesota, my husband, father-in-law, daughter and I walked into a bustling truck stop Denny’s. We were hungry, tired and sore, but my daughter, little trooper that she is, was sitting quietly beside me, already lost in her iPad. When the waitress approached, we ordered coffee and then I placed an order for my daughter: scrambled eggs, bacon and hot chocolate that needs to actually be lukewarm and also, for the love of God, without whipped cream, please-and-thank-you. The waitress looked at me, raised an eyebrow, and then looked at my daughter. &ld...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Cannot See My Daughter's Autism
On our fifth and final day of a cross-country move from Maine to Minnesota, my husband, father-in-law, daughter and I walked into a bustling truck stop Denny’s. We were hungry, tired and sore, but my daughter, little trooper that she is, was sitting quietly beside me, already lost in her iPad. When the waitress approached, we ordered coffee and then I placed an order for my daughter: scrambled eggs, bacon and hot chocolate that needs to actually be lukewarm and also, for the love of God, without whipped cream, please-and-thank-you. The waitress looked at me, raised an eyebrow, and then looked at my daughter. &ld...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Aspergers Syndrome Signs and Symptoms
Asperger's Syndrome Signs and Symptoms (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 19, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Case report: matricide by a 17-year old boy with Asperger's syndrome - Lazaratou H, Giannopoulou I, Anomitri C, Douzenis A.
This case study presents a 17-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome (AS) who was charged with matricide. The adolescent had neither prior history of aggression and violent behavior nor an established history of co-morbid disorder. The case illustrates chal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

PBS Kids Marks Autism Awareness Month With Characters On The Spectrum
April marks Autism Awareness Month, and PBS Kids is doing its part to raise awareness by showing episodes featuring characters on the spectrum. Beginning with a Muppet’s TV debut on Monday, PBS Kids will air episodes of “Sesame Street,” “Dinosaur Train” and “Arthur” that help kids learn about autism. Julia, a Muppet on “Sesame Street” with autism, kicked off the week in a new episode in which Big Bird meets Julia and learns about the disorder. In a video of the episode posted on YouTube, Abby Cadabby gives a simple yet important explanation about what it means to h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ties: What a Muppet With Autism Means to My Family
Julia, a new character on “ Sesame Street, ” gives me hope that my children will grow up in a world where autism is normalized. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JENNIFER MALIA Tags: Autism Television Asperger's Syndrome Elmo (Fictional Character) Sesame Workshop Families and Family Life Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Inside The Misunderstood World Of Adult Baby Diaper Lovers
Sex Heroes is an ongoing HuffPost Q&A series by Voices Editorial Director Noah Michelson that explores the lives and experiences of individuals who are challenging, and thereby changing, mainstream culture’s understanding of sex and sexuality.  Tykables, the only brick and mortar storefront in the United States dedicated to adult baby diaper lovers (ABDL), is located in Mount Prospect, a suburb of Chicago. Its customers, John-Michael Williams, the store's owner says, include those ABDL who have a fetish or sexual interest in dressing like or pretending to be a baby; people who have a medical need for adult d...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grandparents 'may be first to spot autism in a child'
Conclusions These cross-sectional parent and family surveys explore the factors that may be associated with the timing of diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. It's important to put these findings into the right context. The surveys found grandparents, particularly maternal grandmothers, were often the first to recognise the signs of ASD. But this doesn't necessarily mean grandmothers have some sort of "superpower" for recognising developmental conditions. The fact that in a quarter of cases close family members suspected a problem before the parents themselves may reveal that people slightly removed from a f...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Mental health Neurology Source Type: news

Cognitive-behavioural group therapy for youth with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders demonstrates modest effects on social responsiveness.
The present study represented a six-centre multisite randomised controlled trial in Germany involving children with high functioning ASD between the ages of 8 and 20 years who had IQ above 70 and were diagnosed with either autistic disorder, Asperger's syndrome or atypical autism. The primary study goal was to examine the relative efficacy of SOSTA-FRA together with three parent training sessions (at the beginning, middle and end of treatment) relative to treatment as usual plus parent training. Two hundred and twenty-eight participants were randomised between May 2010 and February 2013 in a 1:1 fashion to either of the tr...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The genius in people with learning disabilities, mental health disorders
There are numerous examples of people with learning disabilities and mental health disorders doing extraordinary things: the child on the autism spectrum who is masterful at putting together incredibly intricate Lego creations, the young person with Asperger's syndrome who knows more about presidential history than most adults, the child with dyslexia who is a master chef in the kitchen. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The genius in people with learning disabilities
There are numerous examples of people with learning disabilities and mental health disorders doing extraordinary things: the child on the autism spectrum who is masterful at putting together incredibly intricate Lego creations, the young person with Asperger's syndrome who knows more about presidential history than most adults, the child with dyslexia who is a master chef in the kitchen. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Couple with Asperger's: 'More extraordinary together'
Like many couples, Nico Morales and Latoya Jolly met online. Nico sent the first message while on vacation in Guatemala with his family in December 2015. Latoya's handle was pokejolly1993, a throwback to Pokemon and her birth year. Nico liked that they were both "children at heart." Soon after, the couple went on their first date. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wearable AI System can Detect a Conversation's Tone
It's a fact of nature that a single conversation can be interpreted in very different ways. For people with anxiety or conditions such as Asperger's, this can make social situations extremely stressful. But what if there was a more objective way to measure and understand our interactions? (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 2, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Wearable AI system can detect a conversation's tone
Scientists have developed an artificially intelligent, wearable system that can predict if a conversation is happy, sad, or neutral based on a person's speech patterns and vitals. Coupled with audio and vital-sign data, deep-learning system could someday serve as a'social coach'for people with anxiety or Asperger's, they say. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why I Joined S4PM – Christine Bienvenue – Switzerland
I started becoming an ePatient in 2008 when we were looking for a diagnosis for my eldest son (Aspergers Syndrome) and when I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 35 in 2010 I naturally empowered myself to better understand and deal my new health reality. Researching my illness online I realised that French-speaking Switzerland had no breast cancer community and so through Facebook and Twitter I created Seinplement Romand(e)s, the breast cancer community I would have liked to find when I was diagnosed. Becoming an ePatient and then spreading awareness about it was not and is not an easy feat in paternalistic conservativ...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - January 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter e-patient movement empowered patient Patient engagement Source Type: news

Why I Joined S4PM – Christine Bienvenu – Switzerland
Christine Bienvenu I started becoming an ePatient in 2008 when we were looking for a diagnosis for my eldest son (Aspergers Syndrome) and when I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 35 in 2010. I naturally empowered myself to better understand and deal my new health reality. Researching my illness online I realised that French-speaking Switzerland had no breast cancer community and so through Facebook and Twitter I created Seinplement Romand(e)s, the breast cancer community I would have liked to find when I was diagnosed. Becoming an ePatient and then spreading awareness about it was not and is not an easy feat in pate...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - January 24, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter e-patient movement empowered patient Patient engagement Source Type: news

Video from RSNA 2016: Why aren't women picking radiology?
CHICAGO - There are just about as many women as men in medical school, but...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Video from RSNA 2016: How common is career burnout among radiologists? Video from RSNA 2016: Can AI rescue radiologists from isolation? Video from RSNA 2016: Is imaging moving away from outpatient centers? Video from RSNA 2016: AI and radiology -- Separating hope from hype Video from RSNA 2016: How will the 2016 election affect radiology? Comments: 12/1/2016 5:22:00 PMJan the Third I don't see this as a problem. Men and women likely go to medical school for reasons that differ sufficiently t...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 7, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

3 Ways To Be An Eagle, Not A Turkey, This Thanksgiving
I'm a lover not a fighter. I'm a walker not a runner. I become a better speaker the more I listen. I become a better listener the more I pray. I'm a unique mix of character traits some expect of me and some are surprised to discover. It's been hard work to learn to bring the best parts of me and to feel safe doing so. As we enter another Thanksgiving season I'm reminded that many people find it very hard to be themselves in the presence of others who have certain expectations of them. Family and friends want to know the people they love are succeeding, happy and reaching their goals. They want the people they love to ach...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Sense of Sensory Processing Disorder
Our bodies are wired for sensory input. Touch, (which includes temperature, texture and pressure), taste, sound, sight and smell are the ways in which we explore the world, from the moment we enter it. When all systems are functioning, we experience a feedback loop. For example, if you were shivering from the cold and wanted to feel warmth, you might put on a cozy sweater or wrap a fleece blanket around your shoulders. Your body would likely respond by relaxing, followed by an emotional relief and perhaps even a sigh. The next time you felt chilly, you would remember what it took to remedy that sensation and follow th...
Source: Psych Central - November 22, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Autism / Asperger's Caregivers Children and Teens Genetics Parenting Asperger Syndrome Pervasive Developmental Disorder Sensory integration dysfunction Sensory Processing Disorder Source Type: news

Top 10 amazing, indigenous, all-natural cures from around the world
(NaturalNews) Before World War II, very few Americans suffered from cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, diabetes, heart disease, strokes, arthritis, osteoporosis, food allergies, psoriasis, eczema, autism, Asperger's syndrome or even fibromyalgia. There were no processed foods, no genetically... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DSM-5 Diagnoses In Kids Should Always Be Written In Pencil
The three most harmful fads in psychiatric diagnosis, during the past 20 years, have all occurred in kids. Rates of Attention Deficit Disorder have tripled and rates of Autism and childhood Bipolar Disorder have multiplied an incredible 40 tmes. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dsm5-in-distress/201006/psychiatric-fads-and-overdiagnosis Poweful external factors have contributed greatly to this massive mislabelling of kids. For ADHD and kiddie Bipolar, drug companies misleadingly and aggressively sold the ill to peddle their expensive and profitable pills. Their marketing strategy was based on the cynical assumption th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Asperger Syndrome
Asperger's Syndrome (Asperger Syndrome, Asperger Disorder) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Montreal Is About To Kill A Lot Of Dogs, Based On Quack Science
A dog registered as a boxer has killed a woman in Montreal, so the mayor is calling for a ban on pit bulls. This would be amusing, if it weren't so predictable and depressing: in few areas of public policy do you encounter thinking this routinely deranged. And it all starts with contempt for science. Consider the National Post's Barbara Kay, almost certainly Canada's most prominent enemy of this ill-defined category of dog: the "pit bull." Kay is one of the saner voices on her side of the debate, and I sense she genuinely believes that she is acting on behalf of dog bite victims. For years she has written screed...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Autism Causes
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog A diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or ASD in a child can be devastating for parents. Scientists have been seeking the cause of ASD for decades but it still remains elusive. ASD is a group of neurodevelopmental disorders that result in a wide range of symptoms, disabilities and skills. The official categorization of ASD includes three primary diagnoses: Autistic Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Delays - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis of Autistic Disorder must include impairments in three cardinal domains: communication abnormalities, impa...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Autism in girls and women 'undiagnosed'
Millie is 14, and was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome two years ago - a condition that often goes undiagnosed in women and girls. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Struggles with Shyness as a Child and How It Can Affect You as an Adult
Jennifer recalls how tough it was to be an only child. Her grandmother would always remind her of how different she was from other children because she preferred to play alone. Although she liked to be alone, she still felt lonely. She believed her shyness peaked after her parents divorced. The seven-year-old had never expected to be living with a stepparent. Her comfort of coming home to both parents quickly diminished, causing anxiety, insecurity, and low self-esteem. Shortly after her parents separated, she felt that her parents no longer had time to listen to her. Jennifer felt as though she had no voice and just had...
Source: Psych Central - August 11, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marlena Hunter, MA, MFT Tags: Anxiety Autism / Asperger's Children and Teens Parenting Personal Stories School Issues Self-Esteem Self-Help Divorce Insecurity Introversion making friends Neglect Positive Reinforcement Separation Anxiety Shyness Social A Source Type: news

'Pokemon Go' helps kids with autism, Asperger's
The moment 12-year-old Ian Thayer asked his mom to go outside for Pokemon hunting, Stephanie Barnhill was struck with wonder and excitement. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - August 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How 'Pokemon Go' is helping kids with autism and Asperger's
No official research has been done on the effects of the game, but parents see a difference. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - August 6, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

How 'Pokemon Go' is helping kids with autism and Asperger's
The moment 12-year-old Ian Thayer asked his mom to go outside for Pokemon hunting, Stephanie Barnhill was struck with wonder and excitement. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The asperger's defence in digital child pornography investigations - Steel C.
A diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome (AS), an autism spectrum disorder, has been used as a defence in several recent child pornography cases. The repetitive behaviours, unusual interests, and inappropriate social interactions consistent with AS have substant... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Aripiprazole for autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) include autistic disorder, Asperger's disorder and pervasive developmental disorder - not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). Antipsychotics have been used as a medication intervention for irritability related to ASD. Aripiprazole, a third-generation, atypical antipsychotic, is a relatively new drug that has a unique mechanism of action different from that of other antipsychotics. This review updates a previous Cochrane review on the safety and efficacy of aripiprazole for individuals with ASD, published in 2011 (Ching 2011). To assess the safety and efficacy of aripiprazole as medication treatm...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

They say there's no 'right' way to mourn. That's what makes it so hard for me | Zack Burdr
With Asperger’s, it helps to know what’s expected of you. But as I found out recently, grief doesn’t come with a roadmap Related: We don't 'lose' our mothers – the reality is more violent than that | David Ferguson Caroline, one of my best friends, died in June. Everyone grieves differently, people told me. There is no “right” or “wrong” way. But I can’t help it. I need a template. I was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome about 13 years ago. Since I found out, things have been a bit easier because I know that while it gives me the occasional difficulty, watching what...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 11, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Zack Budryk Tags: Autism Psychology Society Source Type: news

Laugh at Asperger's syndrome? Young comic hopes you do
Michael McCreary has Asperger's syndrome, a condition that made it difficult for him to connect with others. For years it left him feeling lonely and isolated. Now he's mining it for comedy — and to convey a bigger message, as well. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Arts & Entertainment Source Type: news

My Inability to Make Eye Contact Does Not Need to Be 'Fixed'
Concentration, empathy, and attention have long been linked to a pair of eyes meeting directly. It's often intimated that if someone isn't looking you in the eye when they speak to you, they should be treated with suspicion, or at the very least the content of what they said should be treated as such. "Look me in the eye and tell me that" is a term used almost interchangeably with "tell me the truth." But what if it's difficult for a person to maintain eye contact? Should that person be judged as insincere, untrustworthy, or socially flawed? For those with autism who struggle to hold someone's gaze, t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Asperger’s Are Us Offers Comedy for All
A coming-of-age story about four friends on the autism spectrum. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 28, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: KAREN WEINTRAUB Tags: Asperger's Syndrome Comedy and Humor Movies Featured Mind Source Type: news

Lessons We Learned From American Idol and David Cook
A few weeks ago, we watched the finale of the 15th and final American Idol show. For many of us it was a nostalgic two hours filled with amazing contestants from all seasons. Rising from its humble beginnings, the show became one of the biggest hits on television and had a huge impact on pop culture. It gave us, the people, a chance to have a say in a musician's success and not leave it to industry executives. It gave many talented singers and musicians a chance to perform publicly and pursue a career they love. Watching that last nostalgic show, I thought about the many lessons learned from Idol over the years. I'm s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Questions and answers about autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
Autism spectrum disorders are a group of complex brain development disorders. This umbrella term covers conditions such as autism, childhood disintegrative disorder and Asperger syndrome. (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - April 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: disabilities [subject], physically disabled, mentally disabled, disabled persons, people with disabilities, mental disorder [subject], psychiatric illness, mental illness, Q & A [doctype] Source Type: news

People with autism are 'dying younger,' warns study
Conclusion These are distressing figures for anyone with ASD, and their friends and families. But we need to remember what the figures actually represent: people with ASD in this Swedish population sample had an increased risk of dying during follow-up relative to the people without ASD. These results do not mean that people with ASD have the certainty of a shortened life. Average figures don't tell you about what will happen to one individual. Although some previous studies showed that people with ASD have a higher risk of dying sooner than those who do not have the condition, they were too small to look at the...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Medical practice Neurology Source Type: news

Play Therapy Is More Than Child’s Play
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” – Plato Some issues that clients bring to the counseling office can be addressed via talk therapy, while others respond more adroitly to non-verbal interactions. For those in the younger set, being able to express themselves beyond words is an essential aspect of healing. Play Therapy is best suited for those ranging in age from 3-16 years old. The Association for Play Therapy (APT) defines play therapy as “the systematic use of a theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein trained play...
Source: Psych Central - March 1, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Autism / Asperger's Caregivers Children and Teens Creativity Disorders Family General Psychology Psychotherapy School Issues Treatment Aspergers Syndrome Association for Play Therapy Attachment disorder Attachment Theory Auti Source Type: news

Microsoft launches scheme to hire people with autism in the UK
The pilot scheme will begin by recruiting 10 people with autism or Asperger syndrome to be based at the firm's offices across the country, including Reading and in London. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Studying The Minds Of Cultural Icons May Combat Mental Illness Stigma
Marilyn Monroe lives in our cultural imagination as one of the most iconic actresses in Hollywood history. But underneath the famous blonde curls and sex-kitten voice, there's a complex woman who likely suffered from borderline personality disorder, according to science journalist Claudia Kalb.   Biographers and commentators have long struggled to make sense of Monroe's contradictory personality. The actress "yearned for love and stability," and yet often lashed out at those she cared about. "What is clear is that Monroe suffered from severe mental distress," she writes in her s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Police shoot, kill Arizona woman with Asperger's
Police in Mesa, Arizona, say they didn't know a 24-year-old, knife-wielding woman had Asperger's, a high-functioning variant of autism, when they shot and killed her Thursday (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - February 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news