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Autism and Aggression - Minimizing Your Child's Anger

Autism and aggression unfortunately often co-exist. For a parent this can make autism even more volatile to cope with. When dealing with a high needs child it takes patience and understanding but when they become aggressive it can make it all the more difficult to cope with. No matter how the aggression manifests in your child it can be both upsetting and dangerous. Overcoming this aggression is something you need to focus on as a parent to assist your child in coping in their autistic world. So what can you do as a parent to assist in curbing this behaviour? Medication. This is the first recommendation given by medical professionals. If the child cannot control the anger on their own, the medication will help control it for them. Therapy. Sometimes the use of therapy is a positive alternative for the parent looking to seek help without medicating or further medicating their child. Triggers. It can also help as a parent to determine your child's trigger points of aggression. By avoiding these potentially explosive situations you can circumvent having to cope with the aggression at all.

Positive Disengagement - Good For the Caregiver - Good For the Person With Dementia

In my training seminars I sometimes use a Zen Board. It is a rectangular "picture" with a black frame, but the "picture" is blank. It looks like an Etch-a-Sketch screen, except that it's made of an unusual papery material and instead of turning knobs, you paint on it using an artist's brush and water. Depending upon how much water is used, the painting disappears in seconds or minutes, ready to be used again. The point is that life is fleeting, just a series of moments, and each can be as pleasurable as we make it. But most of us are often too busy or too pre-occupied to notice those moments. That's where positive disengagement comes in. People with dementia are easily overwhelmed by their environment, by the effort of dressing and grooming, and by the enormous task of trying to make sense of their world. When they choose not to get involved in an activity, it's logical to assume they believe it is too much for them to handle right now. They disengage to give themselves time to gather strength again.

Can Stress, Nervous Tension, Anxiety and Panic Attacks Be Treated Successfully Without Medication?

In the high- pressured, dangerous world we live in today, it is difficult to escape feelings of acute tension, stress and anxiety that frequently lead to panic attacks. Stress victims are to be found in every walk of life. If you often feel stressed, extremely anxious and unable to cope, it may be due to a variety of different reasons. Whatever the reason it is important for you to recognize that severe stress could be harmful to your health. Stress is regarded by medical science as one of the most important contributory factors in many illnesses. Hypertension, high blood pressure, heart attacks, asthma, skin disorders, stomach ulcers, rheumatoid arthritis and many other medical problems are all believed to be directly related to stress. Your stress may be due to money problems, family disagreements, unhappiness in your home, unpleasant conditions at work, concerns about the welfare of your children, uncertainty about your future or a wide range of different fears - some real, some exaggerated;

Understanding Emotions After a Burn

Being burned can be a traumatic experience for anyone that goes through it. So many people think about the physical portion of things but don't stop to think how it might be affecting the person emotionally. Being burned, no matter how it happened, can cause emotional damage that no one can see but the person always feels from then on. One thing that you need to be aware of is that there will be people who look at you like you are different. The thing that you need to remember is that you are no different than anyone else. Although it may seem like people treat you different, your true friends and family shouldn't see any difference. Having burn scars can be a hard thing to live with on a every day basis. Living with those same burn scars that you didn't have before is even harder to handle. If you have a child that is dealing with just being burned, you need to be aware of what the kids are going to say. Children don't know how to handle other children that are different from them.

Psychological Advice For Managing Stress - 10 Tips

Stress is a common part of life. As the world we live in becomes smaller, faster and more demanding the simple joys of life become more precious and fleeting. Most of us cope, and get past each situation as it comes our way. For some, the stresses and demands build up and become so large we begin to wobble under their sheer weight. When our coping resources can't manage anymore, we feel acute stress and anxiety. If left unacknowledged, a host of problems come along. These may take a toll on our health, or lead to behaviors that are risky and even life-limiting. We face stressful circumstances on a regular basis. For some this is a daily occurrence. Stress may come in the form of change, such as beginning school or bringing a new baby into the home. We might also feel stress for physical reasons, such as menstruation, or having sleeping on a lumpy mattress. We face stress at work - perhaps due to factors such as a noisy work environment, impending deadlines or crowded trains to and from the office.

Are Aspergers and High Functioning Autism the Same Thing?

One of the most common mistakes made about autism is that Asperger's Syndrome and high functioning autism are the same thing. Many parents struggle with this problem because there is so much information out there that uses the two terms interchangeably. There are many crossover symptoms between Asperger's Syndrome and high functioning autism which can make it very challenging to tell the difference between the two. Furthermore, many doctors and scientists differ in their definitions of the two disorders. High functioning autism is an unofficial designation for people who have autism but whose symptoms are not severe. High functioning autistic children have an average or above-average intelligence level and will generally maintain an adequate vocabulary. However their learning comprehension is typically behind other children at the same age. Furthermore, high functioning autistic children will generally not express much emotional detail in their speech, and struggle with interpreting non-verbal cues.

Just What Are the Different Types of Autism?

There are five recognised types of Autism. More people are becoming aware of the fact that autism is on the rise throughout the world. What they may not realize, however, is that what is generally known as autism is actually a group of five different autism spectrum disorders. Here is a little bit about the five different disorders: Asperger Syndrome - An individual with Asperger's syndrome will typically become affixed on one object or whatever topic of interest that they are looking at, at the time. Typically, they have a very good vocabulary and speak in a formal manner. They may also develop such symptoms as repetitive behavior, sociably inappropriate behavior, an inability to communicate nonverbally and clumsiness. Rett Syndrome - This particular form of autism typically happens in females and occurs in about one out of every 12, 000 individuals. Somebody with Rett syndrome will typically develop normally for about a year and a half before beginning to display the symptoms of autism.

The Ultimate Tips For Anxiety Relief

There are a number of factors that trigger the anxiety attacks. Consequently in order to get the immediate anxiety relief very much would depend on those factors. One of the factors that trigger the anxiety attacks is the immediate interaction with the source of the stress. For this condition the only way to relief the anxiety attack is to remove the stressor itself. While the other factor of the anxiety attack may develop from the underlying phobia. The best way to get relief from anxiety attack in this situation is to seek help from a professional therapist. Sometimes you can also get an anxiety attack without any apparent cause. This is a tough case scenario. We are going to talk about this case and how you can get relief from such anxiety attacks that occur with no known causes. Step number one is to relax. I know this is difficult to do, because you would not get anxiety attacks in the first place if you can relax. However you could do it if you calm down and instruct your mind to relax.

OCD Forum - How To Find Your Real Passion

Finding your passion is vital in effectively reducing OCD. Why is this? The reason is simple-having a passion takes your brain power away from focusing on OCD. So how do we find a passion? It's very simple, just think about what you like to do for fun. What do you do for free on a daily basis? Maybe get home from work and play video games, watch movies, or play chess? What are your hobbies? Write down your hobbies and what you do for free. I look at a passion like something that you can't wait to get up to work on and something that doesn't let you sleep at night because you don't want to stop working on it. I have a buddy who has a passion in music, he is constantly making beats and makes about six a day! That is a passion! I also can tell it's a passion because the work does not feel like work. My passion is helping people, especially overcoming OCD. The work does not feel like work to me most of the time, but even when it does, it's worth it to me. I feel like I'm making a difference and that what I'm doing is important.

Shocking Revelation - Save Your Mental Health Before It Is Too Late

According to my discovery of January 1989, after continuing the research abandoned by the psychiatrist and psychologist Carl Jung into the unknown region of the psychic sphere through dream interpretation, the human being possesses a wild conscience, which is a priori schizophrenic, and constantly tries to destroy the human side of the conscience through craziness. After this shocking discovery, I abandoned all my previous plans and completely changed the continuation of the book that I started to write in February of 1988, with the intention to prove to the scientific world that only Carl Jung had discovered the method that exactly translates the meaning of dream messages. I only had one intention: to prove that this method of dream interpretation was the unique correct one, exposing to the world my complete biography, my mistakes, my craziness and the way I was saved from neurosis by interpreting my own dreams. I have been a writer since I was 7 years old and I found in my own literature the indispensable comprehension necessary for someone to really understand the meaning of the symbols that appear in dreams and also in literary works and other artistic manifestations.

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