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Even though mental illness can be more common for people histiocytoma dog removal cost with autism than in the general population, the mental health of people on the spectrum is often histiocytoma dog removal cost overlooked. Here we look at anxiety, OCD and depression. By dr anastasios galanopoulos, dr dene robertson, ms debbie spain and dr clodagh murphy. This information is drawn from an article that first appeared histiocytoma dog removal cost in the mental health supplement of your autism magazine, vol 8(4), winter 2014.

It is thought that a combination of factors, leading to vulnerability to stress, is likely to explain why anxiety disorders are so common histiocytoma dog removal cost in people with autism. Biological differences in brain structure and function, a history of social difficulties (leading to decreased self-esteem and a tendency to think of threats as greater histiocytoma dog removal cost than they are) and problems with finding flexible responses to apparent threats are histiocytoma dog removal cost all likely to contribute. Many people on the autism spectrum may have difficulty describing histiocytoma dog removal cost the symptoms they experience. A sudden change in behaviour could mean they have developed histiocytoma dog removal cost an anxiety disorder, even if there is no complaint of the typical symptoms. Treating anxiety disorders

Most of the time we learn to cope with difficult histiocytoma dog removal cost situations, whether or not we have autism “ often by “sitting it out” and learning that we have not come to harm from histiocytoma dog removal cost the situation that worried us. However, if we have an anxiety disorder, we are more likely to try to escape from the histiocytoma dog removal cost difficult situation. This leads to a greater fear of the same situation histiocytoma dog removal cost and an even earlier escape the next time it occurs. In other words, anxiety tends to build on and reinforce itself. It is important to try to break this vicious cycle, and this is why cognitive (to do with thoughts) and behavioural psychological treatments are often as important in treatment histiocytoma dog removal cost as medication. Usually these treatments involve forming a working relationship with a histiocytoma dog removal cost therapist, building up any necessary skills, and deciding to work through a set of challenges (involving exposure to an aspect of the feared situation) one step at a time that are anxiety-provoking but not intolerable. This way both the mind and the body learn that histiocytoma dog removal cost the feared situation isn’t as dreadful as was thought, and this leads to a gradual reduction in anxiety. Such an approach is often very effective. The canadian mental health association website has further information about histiocytoma dog removal cost anxiety disorders, for more info click hereâ obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

OCD is an anxiety disorder. If someone has OCD, it means that they experience repetitive thoughts and behaviours that histiocytoma dog removal cost are upsetting to them. OCD occurs in about 2-3% of people who don’t have autism and is more common in people with histiocytoma dog removal cost the condition. It is thought that our genes (DNA) and our psychological predisposition can make us vulnerable to developing histiocytoma dog removal cost OCD, which can run in families. OCD can be distressing, exhausting and can get in the way of everyday life histiocytoma dog removal cost for the person who has it and their families. However, it is treatable.

There are two main parts to OCD: obsessions (thoughts) and compulsions (behaviours). OCD can be overlooked in people with autism as it histiocytoma dog removal cost may be mistaken for repetitive behaviour. However it is very different. If you think that you have OCD, let your GP know about your concerns. They will help you think about what to do and histiocytoma dog removal cost can refer you for a specialised assessment to help work histiocytoma dog removal cost out what may be OCD (or not) and what may be autism. Although there is increasing awareness of OCD, it is still under-recognised and therefore under-treated. If you have autism and think that you may have histiocytoma dog removal cost OCD, it’s best to get an assessment and treatment by a histiocytoma dog removal cost team that specialises in both autism and OCD.

It is very common to have times in our lives histiocytoma dog removal cost when we feel a bit sad or low. But when these feelings last for more than a few histiocytoma dog removal cost weeks and get in the way of day-to-day functioning, this can indicate a period of depression. This is no different in a person with autism to histiocytoma dog removal cost someone without the condition. It is estimated that at least 20% of the population will experience a period of depression at histiocytoma dog removal cost some point but it is even more common in people histiocytoma dog removal cost with autism. People who are depressed can experience a range of symptoms histiocytoma dog removal cost which vary from person to person in their combination, and can be mild or severe.

It may be especially hard for depressed people with autism histiocytoma dog removal cost to seek help because they might find change daunting and histiocytoma dog removal cost anxiety-provoking, feel worried that they will be blamed, or feel unsure about how to describe their symptoms. Anxiety and depression can also make people more generally introverted, withdrawn and isolated. All people with depression may have difficulty sharing their thoughts histiocytoma dog removal cost and feelings. But because people with autism can have difficulty labelling their histiocytoma dog removal cost feelings, it can be especially hard to communicate symptoms or concerns.

Is an online resource designed to support mental wellness in histiocytoma dog removal cost our province, the website and mobile app were developed by the department histiocytoma dog removal cost of health and community services. Depending on what you are looking for you may want histiocytoma dog removal cost to visit bridge the gapp for youth (ages 13-18), bridge the gapp for adults (18+) or visit the service directory to connect to local services histiocytoma dog removal cost right here in newfoundland and labrador. Check out their website here

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