Posts Tagged ‘autism’

Autism Spectrum News and Behavioral Health News: Supporting the Community During the COVID-19 Crisis

The current pandemic shows us how difficult social distancing and sheltering in place have been for the general public. It has been especially hard for people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and people on the autism spectrum. During my own 10-year battle with depression I...

Leaders to Be Honored at MHNE June 30th, 2020 Reception in New York City

Mental Health News Education, Inc. (MHNE), the nonprofit organization that publishes Autism Spectrum News and Behavioral Health News, will be honoring four outstanding champions of the autism and behavioral health communities at its annual Leadership Awards Reception on June 30, 2020, at the NYU...

Suspect Molecules Overlap in Autism, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Most medical disorders have well-defined physical characteristics seen in tissues, organs and bodily fluids. Psychiatric disorders, in contrast, are not defined by such pathology, but rather by behavior. A UCLA-led study, published in Science, has found that autism, schizophrenia and bipolar...

The Sex Talk

So, we’ve got this guy in middle school now. And he is all sorts of cool. Savvy. Phrases like let’s play have been replaced by let’s hang out.  He makes scrambled egg sandwiches for himself in the morning and wants to walk home from the bus stop alone in the afternoon. There is swagger in...