8 Things I Do When I Disappear Because of My Autism

“Where’s daddy?”

This is probably one of the most common phrases used in our home. Actually if I were to be honest, it’s not just at home. It seems like someone is always looking for me. Although it feels good to be wanted, I realize the main reason I am in high demand is that I often disappear like a magician’s rabbit in a hat.

My children aren’t always asking where I am because I am never home. In reality, I’m quite the homebody. I go to work. I go to the gym. I go to the movies. That’s about it. My family pretty much knows I don’t go to a lot of places, so asking where I am is less about me being hard to pin down and more about recognizing I move in and out of social settings like a CIA operative.

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What is High Functioning Autism?

High Functioning Autism Explained

I’ll never forget the look on her face when I told her my older son was autistic. She was completely dumbfounded, and stood speechless for a moment. Immediately following an epic public meltdown, this lady had reprimanded me for having such an unruly child. After she regained her composure, all she could blurt out was, “But he’s so high functioning!” With that, she scurried off. I don’t know who gave her the right to label him as such, but what is high functioning autism anyway?

Levels of autism

In everyday conversation, people typically throw out the terms “low functioning” and “high functioning,” when referring to one’s presentation of autism. “Low functioning” generally means non-verbal, and possibly cognitively delayed. If someone speaks, they are usually considered “high functioning.”

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6 Natural Treatment for Myasthenia Gravis

What is Myasthenia Gravis?

Myasthenia Gravis is described by weakness and fast fatigue of the voluntary muscles. This situation is more common in female younger than 40 and in male older than 60. This condition is believed to effect from an immune dysfunction which causes the neurotransmitter acetylcholine to become less effective. Various muscle groups are more generally affected than others and include the eye muscles, face and throat muscles and muscles in the arms and legs. Try Herbal Remedies for Myasthenia Gravis Treatment provides by the experts of Natural Herbs Clinic. These herbal remedies work properly without any rick.

The Treatments of Myasthenia Gravis disease focus on altering one’s immune system so that fewer antibodies are produced and therefore the muscle can restore its acetylcholine receptors. Maybe the most commonly used initial medication is prednisone. In addition various patients will take a medication called mestinon or celcept. This does not treat the underlying problem but can get better the Myasthenia Gravis symptoms. Medications are mostly to suppress the immune system to stop the production of antibodies that kill the cells.

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Types of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder is hard. That diagnosis reminds you that life has changed forever.

You struggle with denial, asking, “Is this real? Can I handle this?” You’re frustrated and confused with all the uncertainty. And you’re exhausted, questioning your knowledge and capacity to love.

Autism puts a strain on so much of your emotions.

And here’s the kicker.

All these emotions get mixed up and before you know it, you’re having a major meltdown.

It’s too much to process, and you want something simple, yet helpful.

With 1 in 50 children obtaining a diagnosis of autism, things get complicated. Added to that, there is no cure. For this reason, getting the information needed to thrive is a must.

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Identifying The More Subtle Signs of Emotional Abuse

Pain is not always inflicted by physical abuse, emotional abuse hurts equally if not more. In fact in most of the cases the effect of emotional abuse lasts longer. Depression, emotional abuses have proven to be damaging by doctors and researchers.

Unfortunately, most people in a toxic relationship suffering from emotional abuse don’t realize this until they are far too deep in it.

Listed below are 20 signs you need to be careful of, in your relationship.

They might not be clear indicatives of abuse, but if one faces these or many of these regularly, it might mean something coming up very soon. Identify the subtle signs, and make amends before its too late.

1. They be little your accomplishments. Your achievements and accomplishments are not celebrated but just passed on as another event.

2. Somehow, you’re always responsible for their sadness, you’re always to be blamed.

3. They claim to know you better and believe that the decisions they make for you are best. They deprive you of making your own choices.

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How the Narcissist Hurts You Using Cognitive Empathy

What if I told you that empathy could cause horrible – even unspeakable – physical and emotional pain?

“But Kim, isn’t empathy the glue that holds relationships together and creates a positive environment for communication?”

Yes, but not all empathy is equal.

In fact, the narcissist uses a very specific kind of empathy as a vessel to get into your head, manipulate your thoughts, and abuse you.

Here’s how it works and why the “narcissist lack of empathy” concept is a farce.

The Different Types of Empathy

Empathy itself can be good or bad – it depends on how the person experiences, interprets, and reacts.

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7 Signs You’ve Arrived as a Survivor of Narcissistic Abuse

Recovering from narcissistic and emotional abuse can seem like an ordeal of the most grievous kind.

You may have endured months of struggle and suffering without knowing if you’re making any progress because the pull to go back remains strong.  You miss the moments under your abuser’s sway because, in your traumatized mind, cognitive dissonance and memories of so-called “good times” cloud your objectivity.

How do you know where you stand on your road to recovery?  Victory isn’t always in-your-face.  Arriving as a survivor of narcissistic abuse comes in waves, even ripples, but if you experience the following seven signs, you can feel gratified knowing that healing is within your reach.

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All You Need To Know About Crohn’s Disease

Facts About Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a disease that causes inflammation, irritation, and swelling on any part of the digestive tract, also known as gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The end of the small intestine, ileum, and large intestine, colon, are the parts most affected.  The GI tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long twisting tube connecting the mouth to the anus. The movement of muscles in GI tract helps in the digestion of food along with production of hormones and enzymes.

Experts are not sure of the cause of Crohn’s disease. Some theories of causation exist, it is twice as common in smokers than non-smokers. Researchers believe it is the result of abnormal reactions of our immune system. Usually our immune system protects our body from infection by destroying bacteria, viruses, and other harmful foreign parties, but with Crohn’s, our immune system attacks the bacteria, foods, and other substances that are beneficial.

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Myasthenia Gravis Patient Successfully Treated

Japanese researchers wrote about a myasthenia gravis (MG) patient who showed long-term improvement in disease symptoms after he was treated with blood purification therapy.

The case report, “A Case of Anti-MuSK Antibody-positive Myasthenia Gravis Successfully Treated With Outpatient Periodic Weekly Blood Purification Therapy,” appeared in Internal Medicine, the journal of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine.

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder characterized by the production of antibodies against the neurotransmitter acetylcholine receptor (AchR), a crucial protein for proper muscle function.

However, about 20 percent of MG patients do not exhibit anti-AchR antibody production. Of these, approximately 70 percent produce antibodies against muscle-specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK). Anti-MuSK antibodies affect clustering of AchR, leading to abnormal neuromuscular junctions.

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When Someone You Know Has a Child With Autism

Chances are you know someone who has a child with autism. You may not even realize it, especially when many kids are high functioning and most parents don’t talk about their child’s disability. It can be anywhere; a friend’s child, a niece or nephew, a co-worker, someone at church, your child’s classmate.

Autism is everywhere and even with all the “awareness” now days, most people have no clue what it’s really like.

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