Masking or camouflaging is where people conceal certain traits and replace them with neurotypical ones to avoid being recognised as visibly neurodiverse.
People who experience anxiety in childhood are more likely to deal with it in adulthood too.
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Anxiety is the most common mental health issue facing children and adolescents. But research shows that early screening – including in school settings – can identify children who are at risk.
In kindergarten, it can be apparent to teachers and parents alike that some students are younger than others.
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Kindergartners who are relatively younger than their classroom peers are at risk for doing less well in school. A clinical psychologist explains how to reduce those problems.
Anxiety is the most common mental health problem affecting U.S. children.
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Up to 20% of US children have an anxiety disorder, and many suffer in silence.
The cognitive difficulties that accompany mental health disorders can potentially lead to misdiagnoses and improper treatment.
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While only about 20% of people would qualify for a formal diagnosis of a mental disorder, more than 60% express symptoms of those disorders – and those symptoms can lead to cognitive difficulties.
Research shows that people who have flow as a regular part of their lives are happier and less likely to focus on themselves.
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Research shows that people with more flow in their lives had a higher sense of well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scientists are beginning to explore what happens in the brain during flow.
On average, two students in every U.S. classroom have ADHD.
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Even when the condition lasts a lifetime, there are behavioral treatments and prescription drugs that make it easier for people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder to thrive.
Nearly 100 scholars and health care professionals are urging women to limit their use of acetaminophen during pregnancy.
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Tylenol has long been considered a go-to medication for low to moderate pain and for fever reduction, even during pregnancy. But mounting evidence suggests that it is unsafe for fetal development.
Despite progress in promoting workplace diversity, prejudices keep the employment prospects for neurodiverse individuals shockingly low.
It’s quite OK to leave medication as a last resort — but it can be a very useful last resort.
Two years ago an inquiry called for major reform of New Zealand’s mental health services, but since then, things got worse rather than better.
The lasting impact of neglect.
Caesarean delivery alone does not contribute to the odds of a child developing autism or ADHD.
A new study has found a link between being born by caesarean section and having a greater chance of being diagnosed with autism or ADHD. But there’s no evidence caesarean sections cause them.
Toxoplasma gondii only reproduces sexually in cats.
The parasite Toxoplasma gondii infects hosts, causes cysts in the brain and changes the behavior of the host. But is the microbe changing the hosts behavior or is the immune system to blame?
Mental health clinics exist in South Africa’s public health sector, but children with ADHD often never reach them.
School children with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have limited access to care in South Africa’s education and health sectors.
For every girl diagnosed with ADHD, up to seven boys are diagnosed. Researchers looked at risk factors, the role of genetics, and mental health for clues.
Does your daughter forget or misplace things all the time? Is she the classroom helper? Assessment scales for ADHD have tended to use data from boys so the signs of ADHD in girls may not be what you expect.
Assessment scales for ADHD have been developed using mostly male research samples. As a result, the behaviours indicating ADHD in girls may not be what you expect.
Planning is important for any teen on their way to college – but for those with disabilities, it’s absolutely imperative.
Numerous measures are in place to help young disabled children thrive, but the transition beyond school can be a difficult one. Here are some tips for families to help their children prepare for life beyond.
Nicky Reilly driven away from court in 2008 where he was charged with preparing to commit acts of terrorism.
People suffering from autism could be far more vulnerable to falling under the spell of terror organisations on the look-out for new recruits.
Balancing and doing tricks requires visual attention.
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Fidget items can have practical uses that help people calm down and stay focused. The problem with spinners may be that they require visual attention, which can distract users and others nearby.