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Your ATN@Work: Recognizing anxiety in children and teens with autism. Part 1 of our Q&A with the lead author of much-needed guidelines on recognizing and treating anxiety in children and adolescents with autism Earlier this year, the journal Pediatrics published the first guidelines for identifying and addressing anxiety in children and teens with autism.

Your ATN@Work: Recognizing anxiety in children and teens with autism

The guidelines came out of a study conducted through the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN) in its role as the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P). Research has long shown that people with autism have high rates of anxiety disorders. Research also suggests that anxiety tends to have different causes and symptoms in those affected by autism than it does in the general population. For these reasons, the Autism Speaks ATN prioritized the development of the diagnostic and treatment guidelines that became part of a special ATN/AIR-P supplement to the February issue of Pediatrics. Australian Story. Telling stories since 1996.

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Writing the senses : About Therapeutic Writing. About 30 years ago, University of Texas professor of psychology, Dr James Pennebaker, lead a study on the effects writing had on stress and the immune system.

writing the senses : About Therapeutic Writing

Pennebaker got a group of students to write about the most traumatic experience of their lives for 25 minutes without stopping. On four consecutive days Pennebaker had them write about the same topic for the same length of time along side a control group who were told to write about any topic of their choosing. Blood samples were collected before and after the writing sessions to see if there was any noticeable physiological difference. The results? 31 Secrets of People Who Live With Anxiety.

Anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness in America, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

31 Secrets of People Who Live With Anxiety

The condition affects 40 million adults in the United States. That’s 18 percent of the U.S. population. Despite this, people with anxiety disorders still live with a stigma often associated with invisible conditions. 12 Things to Know When Someone You Love Has Anxiety. Lovely, Still. Mental health and wellbeing information for the community - ACPMH. The information in this section is for people affected by trauma, and their families and friends.

Mental health and wellbeing information for the community - ACPMH

You can download and print the Fact Sheets for free - please do not modify or extract information without acquiring permission from ACPMH to do so. You can order copies of the booklets and Fact Sheets by printing and completing the order form (PDF) and sending it to ACPMH. Resources Information booklets for people who have experienced trauma, their families and carers Fact sheets PTSD Coach Australia - mobile phone app Find help - helplines, websites, mental health practitioners, other resources Fact sheets.

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement - The Club No One Wants to Join: A Dozen Lessons I've Learned from Grieving Children and Adolescents. Donna L.

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement - The Club No One Wants to Join: A Dozen Lessons I've Learned from Grieving Children and Adolescents

Schuurman, Ed.D. Executive Director, The Dougy Center The following paper was published in Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement in August 2002. Developmental Grief Responses. Young people who have been bereaved. Support After Suicide. Living is for Everyone - Suicide Prevention in Australia. Living is for Everyone - Suicide Prevention in Australia. Bouverie. Five Ways to Boost Your Natural Happy Chemicals. You can stimulate more happy chemicals with fewer side effects when you understand the job your happy chemicals evolved to do.

Five Ways to Boost Your Natural Happy Chemicals

Here's a natural way to stimulate each, and to avoid unhappy chemicals. {*style:<b>#1 Dopamine (Embrace a new goal) </b>*}Approaching a reward triggers dopamine. When a lion approaches a gazelle, her dopamine surges and the energy she needs for the hunt is released. How to increase dopamine and serotonin? To activate your serotonin, three essential vitamins are needed.

How to increase dopamine and serotonin?

In an essential process called methylation, three key vitamins are needed to add methyl groups to your serotonin and make DNA...vitamin B6, B12 and folate. Niacin (B3) is very helpful with depression. Since all the B vitamins work together, a Vitamin B complex is recommended. Omega 3 fish oil has also shown improvement with serotonin. The supplement 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a substance your body creates from an amino acid called tryptophan...5-HTP, in turn, is used to create serotonin. Six natural ways to increase your serotonin levels. Head out for a morning walk to boost your serotonin levels.

Six natural ways to increase your serotonin levels

Photo, Getty Images. What causes the dip in mood? Though serotonin is typically recognized as a brain chemical, the majority of this neurotransmitter is produced in our digestive tract. Serotonin exerts powerful influence over mood, emotions, memory, cravings (especially for carbohydrates), self-esteem, pain tolerance, sleep habits, appetite, digestion and body-temperature regulation. Pellagra's Violent Side Effects. October 21, 2012 | 223,548 views Share By Dr.

Pellagra's Violent Side Effects

Parents Of Violent Children Respond To Liza Long's Essay. "We installed a Schlage deadbolt on our bedroom," one mother wrote, describing how far she went to keep a 17-year-old stepson out. "We are terrified of him," confessed another, of her 11-year-old boy. "He has threatened to kill me and my other children several times. " Lives in the Balance and Dr. Greene's approach.