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October 16, 2020


Teen Writes Book About His Experience With Autism To Raise Awareness - Wpta21. com ~ In this book, he describes what it feels like to have autism using words and illustrations. I get to share my experiences with people and teach them about autism. These kids might be different, so don’t treat them different, just treat them as you would like a normal kid. He talks about how he just wants to be like everyone else.


Addressing the Mental Health Gap; Unaffordable Care Problem - Medpagetoday.com ~ One of the unspoken secrets about the healthcare industry is that employers in the sector often offer ungenerous, and sometimes downright poor, health benefits to their employees - especially to those who earn the least.


The Dx of ADHD - Contemporarypediatrics.com ~ The evaluation for ADHD should include a screening process to rule out other comorbid conditions which can “mimic” the symptoms of ADHD, or be a coexistent condition. Since ADHD is a chronic condition…


Face Masks Are Alleviating Social Anxiety - Elemental.medium.com ~ People are reporting that wearing masks make them feel less anxious and more confident.

For some people with social anxiety, face masks can also be a veil of anonymity, offering a temporary reprieve from the unease of interacting with others.


Apathy Predicts Dementia in Cognitively Normal Older People - Medpagetoday.com ~ Apathy is the most common of all the mental health and behavioral symptoms people with dementia experience. While depression has been studied more extensively as a predictor…


The Top 10 Manifestations of ADHD in Boys - Additudemag.com ~ The signature symptoms of ADHD in boys are not hyperactivity and impulsivity. Especially in the adolescent years, they are poor perspective taking, rejection sensitive dysphoria, weak episodic memory, and these other 7 ADHD traits.


Explore The Depths Of Imagination - Heraldbulletin.com ~ Children need to be given opportunities to explore their imagination. The first pictures created by your youngster may be unrecognizable but come to life when your child is asked to explain the drawing. The same goes for their first writings.


Anxiety and Mood Disorders in Children and Adolescents With ADHD - Psych congress.com ~ Mood disorders in adults is approximately 38 percent. It varies from study to study, but it's typically significantly elevated. The mood disorders are characterized by extremes and changes in mood. Children with mood disorders, many times, frequently cry.


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The Lyons Township Mental Health Commission is one of approximately sixty-six community mental health boards in Illinois.  Boards are generally organized on a county basis except in suburban Cook County where there are a limited number of mental health boards in suburban townships.  In addition to Lyons Township, these include Berwyn Township, Cicero Township, Hanover Township, Proviso Township and Riverside Township.


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