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Sleep-Wake Related Disorders

If you are struggling with sleep issues know you are not alone. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, approximately 40 million or more Americans suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders each year, and an additional 20 million...

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Sleep training is a process that helps babies who are unable to get to sleep – or stay asleep - on their own learn how to fall asleep and sleep through the night more easily. Although some babies manage this feat early on, say within three months of arrival (when night-time feedings are tapering...
Medications Some medications can help reduce symptoms that cause problems for your child in school or at home. Many other medications may be prescribed off-label, meaning they have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a certain use or for certain people. Doctors may...
Definition Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills. Alternative Names Pervasive developmental disorder - autism; Autistic spectrum disorder Causes, incidence, and risk factors Autism...
Treatments While there's no proven cure yet for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), treating ASD early, using school-based programs, and getting proper medical care can greatly reduce ASD symptoms and increase your child's ability to grow and learn new skills. Early intervention Research has shown that...
Every child has a unique personality. Some are outgoing, while others are shy. But there are certain kids who have trouble dealing with things that most children take in stride. They may not make eye contact or have conversations. They may not like to be touched or to hear loud sounds. If you have...
Causes Most likely, depression is caused by a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depressive illnesses are disorders of the brain. Brain-imaging technologies, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), have shown that the brains of people who have depression...
In 2010, a rather surprising research finding was uncovered at the Change Anything Labs. A whopping 87 percent of the folks we surveyed said they had bosses who’ve prevented them from getting the pay, promotions, or other opportunities they wanted because of a concern they’ve had about their...

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