Autism is a rather mysterious disorder that affects the verbal, social and non-verbal communication skills of children and adults. It appears usually by the time a child is two years old. According to The Institute of Neurological Disorders the percentage of children with autism is about one out of 1000 or .001 percent. Therefore, the number of children with autism in the United States is about 1.5 million.
Negative Body Image: It's All In Our Heads
"Oh really? You think so?"
Just recently John McCain's twentysomething daughter responded publically to a critic/pundit who challenged her politics and linked her intellectual credibility to her dress size, suggesting she needed to go on a diet. "Well, you can kiss my big fat ass!" was the response heard round the talkshow circuit.
Are a Panic Attack and a Heart Attack Similar?
Some situations will cause anyone to feel extreme anxiety. Seeing a child unheedingly following a ball towards a busy street, mounting the top of the first hill of a large roller coaster, or extreme turbulence when aboard an airplane cause almost anyone's heart to pound more rapidly, and respirations to become rapid and shallow. But, there are instances when, without warning, these same feelings will intrude in an otherwise calm day. A moment that was serene changes within minutes and agitation and fright ensue. What does a panic attack feel like? The following paragraphs will initiate the reader to a phenomenon, the causes of which are varied and unpredictable.
Gender Differences and How Depression Affects Women
There are psychological diagnoses that seem to affect one gender or another at a greater rate. Men have a much larger chance of contracting schizophrenia than do women. On the other hand, it seems that there is a significant link between women and depression. This infers that the incidence of clinical depression occurs in women at a much greater rate than it does with men.
How Can I Know When I Am Getting Stressed Out
When the job, the kids and the world in general have become too much to handle is not the time to discover that your stress threshold has been breached. Stress is not something that comes on all at once. Like any disease it is slow growing and reaches a climax at some indeterminate point. It is imperative that you pay attention to the stress warning signs before something serious and irreversible occurs.