Month: November 2020

Tourette’s Syndrome

analysis, biochemistry, biologist

Recently, I watched the movie “Front of the Class,” a story about a man with Tourette’s syndrome who learns to appreciate his tics as a reason for his success. Throughout the movie, the audience sees the man where he is in the present time, striving to become a teacher and spread awareness of Tourette’s, as …

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Socially Aversive Traits Over Time

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Although people’s overall temperament remains constant throughout life, people become less socially aversive as they age. According to the article, “People Seem to Become Less Socially Aversive with Age,” over time, dark personality traits, which causes individuals to put themselves over others, lessen. To prove this claim, researchers followed around 500 German adults, between the …

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Friendship Circle’s Volunteer of the Week

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Some exciting news: I have been featured by Friendship Circle as volunteer of the week! I have been volunteering at Friendship Circle for three years as part of their Children’s Circle program. I love volunteering at Friendship Circle for its sense of community and dedication towards helping others. Volunteering there, I feel that I’m truly …

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How are poor sleep and loneliness connected?

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Poor sleep and loneliness are two issues that are interconnected in a cycle that affects its sufferer psychologically and physiologically. Loneliness, the sense that one has less social interaction with others than ideal, can be worsened by the lack of sleep.  In a paper by Melanie Hom, Caol Chu, Megan Rogers, and Thomas Joiner in …

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How Does Autism Relate to Gut Dysfunction?

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According to Think Autistic, the connection between gut function and autism is pivotal in understanding how gut problems correlate with emotional and behavioral symptoms associated with autism. By learning about gut dysfunction, parents can have a more well rounded approach in dealing with their autistic child’s needs.  As written in Spectrum News, about 40% of …

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Aquatic Physical Therapy

Watch now to learn about the field of aquatic physical therapy from Ailene Tisser, the cofounder of Swim Angelfish. Her company works towards raising awareness for the need of adaptive swim lessons designed to help children with autism, sensory and motor coordination, trauma, anxiety, and more. Through aquatic therapy, children can better process sensory information, …

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