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Seeking sanctuary from social angst in the toilet – BBC News

Comedian Sofie Hagen manages her social anxiety by retreating to the safety of closed-in spaces. The first time I hid in a public bathroom, I was 14. I locked the door, closed the toilet seat, sat down, and waited until the angst passed. The trigger was a handsome young boy called Magnus who wanted to […]

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Media Release| STOP Autistic Child Abuse! Autistic Moms Put Out a Call To Help Autistics Now | #AutisticMomsRise

Autistic moms band together to save autistic lives and stop the abuse of autistic children. Autistic Ambassadors & Moms to Autistics, Emma Dalmayne (UK) and Eve Reiland (US), are leading the campaign with  #AutisticMomsRise on InternationalBadassActivists.org, social media and in-person in their communities. #AutisticMomsRise is a charge to stop autistic child abuse, halt the “Hollywood […]

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ADHD Squirming In Kids Not A Behavior Issue — It’s Just How They Concentrate — Study Finds

ORLANDO, Fla. — Squirming kids labeled as having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have been validated. New research shows that they wiggle not because they find school boring, but because they really do need to move more than other children when their brains are engaged in learning new concepts… Source:  ADHD Squirming In Kids Not […]

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Healthcare & Wellness

A brief review of exercise, bipolar disorder, and mechanistic pathways – PMC

Abstract:  Despite evidence that exercise has been found to be effective in the treatment of depression, it is unclear whether these data can be extrapolated to bipolar disorder. Available evidence for bipolar disorder is scant, with no existing randomized controlled trials having tested the impact of exercise on depressive, manic or hypomanic symptomatology. Although exercise […]

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ADAPT protests at State House, Judge Rotenberg Center for disability rights; ‘I’d rather go to jail than die in Rotenberg!’ | masslive.com

A group of over 200 disability rights advocates from ADAPT protested at the Massachusetts State House and meet with Governor Charlie Baker Wednesday, Nov. 2. Source: ADAPT protests at State House, Judge Rotenberg Center for disability rights; ‘I’d rather go to jail than die in Rotenberg!’ | masslive.com

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Ten Things I Wish People Knew About My Social Anxiety Life — The Bipolar Writer

Social anxiety is a major part of my life. I am always working towards resolving my issues especially this year where I have so many big plans. You can find my series of blogs on social anxiety here. My Social Anxiety Life – The Series 10 Things About My Social Anxiety Life I have written […] […]

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Bipolar AF: Getting Honest About Mental Illness — MARGO LAPIERRE

We are creative. We are empathetic. We are curious. We have the intelligence and willpower to learn self-awareness and create good habits. We have the intuition and strength to create our own destiny. via Bipolar AF: Getting Honest About Mental Illness — MARGO LAPIERRE