Tag Archives: disorders

Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Jan 6 – Friday Jan 10

Health: Chicago Tribune— Daily Pot Tied to Age of First Psychotic Episode In a study of adults who experienced psychosis for the first time, having smoked marijuana daily was linked to an earlier age of onset of the disorder, according … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup 11/4 – 11/8

Disability News Weekly Roundup -11/4-11/8 Health: Fox News— Depression: The Second Leading Cause of Disability Worldwide New research led by Alize Ferrari from the University of Queensland and the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research in Australia found that depression … Continue reading

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Miss, You Can Do It!

The Miss You Can Do It Pageant will be featured in a new HBO documentary airing June 24 at 9 p.m. EDT. The documentary follows eight contestants with varying disabilities as they prepare and compete in the pageant. Miss You … Continue reading

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A Link Between Autism and ADHD

A new study claims that about one-third of children with Autism also have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and that the combination of the disorders cause symptoms to be more severe. The study found that children affected by both disorders … Continue reading

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Miss All American Standout

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but beauty in its truest sense just cannot be denied. 18-year-old Alexis Wineman, the reigning Miss Montana, always knew there was something about her that wasn’t the norm. At age 11 she … Continue reading

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Movement Disorders: Friedreich’s Ataxia

October is Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA or FRDA) and movement disorders month. Movement disorders are caused by disease or damage to various parts of the brain and affect over 10 million people in the United States. Most are classified as neurological … Continue reading

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SAMHSA Announces a Working Definition of “Recovery” from Mental and/or Substance Abuse Disorders

On Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the first working definition of recovery from mental disorders and/or substance abuse disorders.  The working definition is the result of a year-long-effort that began in … Continue reading

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