Things to Try if You’re Feeling Dissociation or as if Detached
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Post No.: 0796   Furrywisepuppy says:   If you have a personality disorder (see Post No.: 0790 for a rundown on the various types of personality disorders that are currently being clinically diagnosed) then it can feel like a daily … Read More

Living With a Personality Disorder
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Post No.: 0790   Furrywisepuppy says:   Our personality is reflected in our individual pattern of thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It can be influenced by the situations we find ourselves in, like the company we’re with. But if you experience … Read More

Concussion, CTE and Dementia
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Post No.: 0784   Fluffystealthkitten says:   There is ongoing research in the area of contact sports that involve impacts to the head – like boxing, kickboxing, rugby, and even repeatedly heading balls in football/soccer – when it comes to … Read More

Escaping Numbness and Apathy
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Post No.: 0777   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Some people with depression experience primarily sorrow and despair. Some others mainly catastrophise doom and so probably have anxiety too. For others still, it’s anger and restlessness, or alternatively feelings of empty numbness … Read More

Karma, Possessions and Past Life Transgressions
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Post No.: 0734   Fluffystealthkitten says:   It’s especially indefensible when someone knows that someone else has a mental disorder or disability yet still treats them (even more so) with bullying, taunts and belittlement.   Some people, alternatively, end up … Read More

Mitigating the Difficulties Faced by Those with ASD
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Post No.: 0727   Furrywisepuppy says:   This is my last foreseeable post on the enlightening journey we’ve undertaken towards better understanding autism. We studied the possible causes of autism not long ago in Post No.: 0719. This time, we’ll … Read More

The Possible Causes of Autism (It’s Not Vaccination!)
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Post No.: 0719   Furrywisepuppy says:   The cause of autism does not appear to be ‘refrigerator parenting’ i.e. uncaring, emotionally-distant or absentee parents. Parenting style can certainly help an autistic child cope better in this world, but it isn’t … Read More

Sensory Differences, and Repetitive Behaviours and Interests
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Post No.: 0708   Furrywisepuppy says:   It appears that every, or nearly every, autistic person experiences at least one difference (usually several) in how they process sensory information (e.g. regarding touch, sights, sounds, smells, tastes, proprioception, interoception, vestibular/balance) compared … Read More

The Mutual Misreadings Between Allistic and Autistic People
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Post No.: 0695   Furrywisepuppy says:   Firstly, the best set of analogies I’ve ever heard to explain how autistic people can be so diverse from each other in their presentations yet all still be regarded as autistic is via … Read More

The Spiky Profiles of Those on the Autism Spectrum
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Post No.: 0682   Furrywisepuppy says:   Since Fluffystealthkitten covered ADHD back in Post No.: 0640, I’ve gone ahead to learn more about autism or ASD (autism spectrum disorder) in order to try to understand autistic people better…   Autism … Read More

Para-Athletes and the Capabilities of the Disabled
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Post No.: 0665   Furrywisepuppy says:   Sport is a wonderful way for disabled people to feel capable – to focus on what they can do rather than what they can’t. It offers them goals and – if they otherwise … Read More

Enhancing Mental Health in the Workplace
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Post No.: 0653   Furrywisepuppy says:   When it comes to our mental health – the workplace environment matters too because most people spend a substantial portion of their lives at work. Work can be a major source of mental … Read More

Treating and Managing the Symptoms of ADHD
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Post No.: 0640   Fluffystealthkitten says:   The increase in the rate of clinical diagnoses of ADHD in recent decades is more likely due to an increased awareness and recognition of ADHD over this time, rather than an increased prevalence … Read More

Inattention, Impulsivity and Hyperactivity
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Post No.: 0634   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Population surveys suggest that ~5% of children, and ~2.5% of adults, worldwide meet the diagnostic criteria for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). It is considered a neurodevelopmental condition.   It isn’t a new … Read More

It’s Never Too Late to Benefit from More Protective Factors
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Post No.: 0607   Furrywisepuppy says:   Neuroscientific and general evidence from clinical psychology continues to reveal what increases the likelihood of developing mental health difficulties, that they can stem from events that happened many years ago (especially during the … Read More

Mentalisation and Emotional Regulation
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Post No.: 0600   Furrywisepuppy says:   ‘Mentalisation’ refers to the ability to perceive and interpret our own and other people’s behaviours in terms of mental states – in other words, thinking about and understanding what’s going on in our … Read More

Psychoeducation for Parents, Teachers and Carers
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Post No.: 0577   Furrywisepuppy says:   In Post No.: 0569, we looked at how a developing brain adjusts to living in a traumatic environment in ways that are adaptive at the time but maladaptive in the bigger picture.   … Read More

Maladaptive Responses Learnt From Adverse Experiences
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Post No.: 0569   Furrywisepuppy says:   Maltreatment can affect a child’s brain and behaviours in maladaptive ways, as was alluded to in Post No.: 0562…   Firstly, maltreated children may find difficulty in building trusting relationships with others because … Read More

The Potential Long-Range Effects of Childhood Maltreatment
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Post No.: 0562   Furrywisepuppy says:   Like domestic abuse in general, it’s highly likely that many childhood maltreatment cases go unreported, despite the number of children who are on a child protection plan or register. (See the National Society … Read More

Grief and Coping with Loss
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Post No.: 0557   Furrywisepuppy says:   The purported 5 states of grief are denial/isolation, anger, bargaining/regret, depression and acceptance – but this is only a rough guide and isn’t the same for everybody. Not everyone goes through these steps … Read More

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