Author Archives: Marilyn Langeman

How One Mother’s Battle Is Changing Police Training On Disabilities

Working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, like Down syndrome or autism, can be complex and challenging even for those with years of training. But one group — law enforcement — often encounters people with these conditions in … Continue reading

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Frank Stephens is changing how the world sees Down syndrome.

Frank Stephens is changing how the world sees Down syndrome. Frank Stephens grew up in a society that questioned his worth. But he’s determined to build a more loving and inclusive world for people with Down syndrome. #extraordinaryhuman 💙🌎💛 Posted … Continue reading

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Before his suicide, Sandy Hook dad and neuroscientist sought origins of violence in the brain

“It’s Jeremy Richman who understood the brain and how it tries to trick you into violence, and he couldn’t find a way to deal with the issues with which he struggled,” Murphy said. “It speaks to how difficult it is … Continue reading

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What You and Your Family Need to Know About Maternal Depression

For the first time, a national health panel has recommended a way to prevent depression during and after pregnancy. This condition, known as perinatal depression, affects up to one in seven women and is considered the most common complication of pregnancy. … Continue reading

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Nearly 1 in 7 US kids and teens has a mental health condition, and half go untreated, study says

Half of children with a mental health condition in the United States go without treatment, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/11/health/children-teens-mental-health-untreated-study/index.html

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Depression 101: Dallas schoolkids learn about mental health

Youth Aware of Mental health is just one of the programs used to teach teens about mental health. The National Alliance on Mental Illness created a 50-minute program called Ending the Silence that teaches students the warning signs of mental health problems. … Continue reading

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Education won’t help much when it comes to dementia, study says

A high level of education does not delay the start of dementia and does not slow the speed of decline, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology. Rather, it might be best to remain inquisitive and intellectually active throughout … Continue reading

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How to manage 5 common symptoms of schizophrenia

Individuals with schizophrenia often develop five symptoms that are difficult for the individual, parents, brothers, sisters, professionals and others to deal with. The symptoms are paranoia, denial of illness, stigma, demoralization, and terror of being psychotic. The following, edited from … Continue reading

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Psychosis: A Beginning. An End.

Psychosis: A Beginning. An End.

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COULD AN ANTIBIOTIC TREAT AUTISM? MEDICATION TO REDUCE BRAIN CELL INFLAMMATION COULD TREAT WIDESPREAD DISORDER

Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism, depression and alcoholism may all share some similar genetic origins, according to a new paper published Thursday in Science. Understanding these genetic commonalities and differences could lead to new treatments—and for autism, that day might be right around the … Continue reading

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