In the past few years, the term Aspergers has been removed from psychologists’ diagnostic language. Why was this? Do we still use the term? Is it Asperger’s or Autism? What’s the deal? What is (Was) Asperger’s? Asperger’s syndrome (AS) is a form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that affects social interaction and communication. It is […]
Neurodiversity is the concept that certain conditions result from natural (and normal) variations in the human genome. Conditions that fall under the category of neurodivergent are wide-ranging and include autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Neuroimaging studies show that a person’s amygdala, a part of the brain responsible for emotional memories, is associated with social anxiety disorders. Lifestyle treatments and alternative therapies for individuals with autism can help manage anxiety symptoms. However, learning the causes and triggers of a person’s anxious behavior is crucial in prescribing appropriate treatment plans for
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) vary in terms of severity and deficit level but in general experience trouble with social interactions and communicating with others. Early intervention is key for children with autism to improve their symptoms, scholastic abilities, and attention levels. Many different therapies and behavioral strategies are utilized by parents and caregivers
Therapy for Children vs Adults Childen and adults process events and experience emotions differently. Adults who go through traumatic events or struggle with mental health disorders would benefit from therapy sessions such as CBT or psychodynamic therapy. Sitting in a chair and having a whole forty-five minutes to delve into your innermost thoughts and worries
Dog is a Man’s Best friend After a long hard day, coming home and cuddling up to your kitten or dog can be the perfect fix. Human and animal interactions have been found to be mutually beneficial. Not only can they be the perfect pets and playmates, animals can also be used as forms of