Autism

Mental Health @ Home book review: Unmasking Autism

Book Review: Unmasking Autism

Unmasking Autism by Dr. Devon Price explores masked autism, which the author describes as any presentation of autism that isn’t consistent with stereotypes or the standard idea of autism in most diagnostic tools, as well as “any Autistic person whose suffering wasn’t taken seriously for reasons of class, race, gender, age, lack of access to …

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What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)

What Is… Executive Functioning

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week’s term is executive functioning. Executive functioning refers to higher-level cognitive processes related to organization and regulation. It’s the C-suite of your brain, or kind of like your brain’s air traffic control system. Tasks that fall under this umbrella include: …

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What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)

What Is… Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week’s term is avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is a type of eating disorder that involves restricting food intake, not with the aim of weight loss, but more along the lines of picky eating twisted to …

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What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)

What Is… Autistic Burnout

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week’s term is autistic burnout. Autistic burnout is something I’d only heard of quite recently, and I was curious to learn more about it. It’s a concept that’s discussed a lot among autistic communities, but it hasn’t been well researched. …

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Vaccines & autism: the link that doesn't exist

Vaccines & Autism: The Link That Doesn’t Exist

Chances are, you’ve heard the idea that vaccines can cause autism. This notion is championed by various organizations and individuals; one of the most prominent is actress Jenny McCarthy, whose son was diagnosed with autism at age 2. She has an autism-related organization called Generation Rescue, and on its website is a guide to vaccine safety. …

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