Autism Research – Get informed about the latest Autism Research from ICAN – Part 1


Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research
Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research

As many of you will know we have been working with the Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research (ICAN) is helping the locate people prepared to participate in their survey research.

As a way of thanking you for your help they would like to share with you some of the results of their research work.  Topics include autism and anxiety, autism and epilepsy, autism and gastrointestinal problems, sleeps disorders and autism

  1. Mannion, Leader, & Healy (2013). An investigation of comorbid psychological disorders, sleep problems, gastrointestinal symptoms and epilepsy in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1750946712000487


  1. Mannion & Leader (2013a). An analysis of the predictors of comorbid psychopathology, gastrointestinal symptoms and epilepsy in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1750946713001980

  1. Mannion & Leader (2013b). Comorbidity in autism spectrum disorder: A literature review.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1750946713001773

Williams, Leader, Mannion, & Chen (2015). An investigation of anxiety in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S175094671400258X

  1. Mannion & Leader (2014a). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1750946713002699

We would like to that Arlene Mannion of ICAN for collating this research.  If you have any questions for Ms Mannion please use the comments box below and we will ask her to respond.

The second part of this research will be published next week.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2015- like and share to show your support for the 1 in 8 men who will get prostate cancer!


Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2015
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2015

March in the UK is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2015. Please like and share the graphic we made to show your support and help us raise awareness of the condition.

Just for your information this is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2015 in the UK. The USA marks the event in September of each year.

So just a plea to advocacy groups around the globe (for any medical condition) find out about this internet thingy and do things in a globally co-ordinated fashion!


” M S and My Beautiful You” – A poem for Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week


Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week
Te Bigley shares “My wife has MS. I adore her strength. This is MS Awareness Month. I would be ever so grateful if I could share with you and your readers a poem I wrote about her and for her. I wrote this a couple of years ago. She is still determined to beat MS. Yes, she fights like a girl.”

How do you do
The things you do

To always remain
Beautiful You

5:30 am
and your already up
By 6:30 you’ve had
your 2nd
Cup

You wake the kids up out of bed
Make sure there ready for school
Even though
They seem
Like there dead

You play with Allie
And give her a bone
Then you proceed
to clean
our entire home


You haven’t had a second
To sit down
and relax
I wonder
the toll that it’s taking
On your legs
and your back

Now it’s 9am
You head back to our room
For the short time that you’ll take
to get dressed and
groom

Then it’s out the door
And
Off to work you go
Praying,
” It will be busy
and
not to slow.”

You come home
6 hours later
And the pains
setting in
Yet you never complain
When I ask
“how has your day been?”

You just charge
Right through our door….
With this
Electric energy
That somehow you’ve stored

You won’t
Sit on the couch
Or pull up a chair
There is not a minute to spare…..
You just
Head to the kitchen
There’s dinner
To prepare

An hour and a half later
We gather at the table

We say our prayers
before we feast
Can’t help but notice
How little
You always eat

Then there’s dishes to do
Afterwards
Wether your ready
Or not
It’s time to give yourself
another shot.

Soon after
We’re in bed
So you can rest
Your aching head
With a kiss
And another
good nite Darlin
So Blessed
To be said

And Your off fast asleep
Just thankful
To be back in bed

As I lay there
Cherishing
All that you do
I fall asleep,too
staring at

Beautiful You

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2015 -Please like and share to show your support!


Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

March has been designated Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Here at PatientTalk.Org it is one of those commemorations which we very much support.

We have produced the graphic above and would be delighted if you would share on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.


For those seeking help. “Talk to me” Written By: Te Bigley


Talk to me
Talk to me
Te Bigley sent us this wonderful poem this morning. She says “Please post my poem. If it helps 1 person, then we have made a great start.”

Please do share it on!

“Talk to Me”

Who do you talk to

When all your feeling is pain

You need Somebody

Somebody that knows your name

You got the covers and the blanket

Pulled way up over your head

And

Pretty much
Your just wishing

Just wishing
you were dead

Anybody that’ll
listen

Anybody that’s felt your pain

Anybody that cares about you

Pretty sure we’ve all felt the same


Who do you talk to

When it seems
The world
is swallowing you whole

You’ve just gotta
talk to Somebody

You’ve just gotta heal your soul

Your on the heels of a nervous breakdown

And

Long gone are your days

Where you go out
on the town

I promise you

Those sheets won’t miss you

Keep lying in them
And
You just might drown

You’ve just gotta talk to Somebody

What you need
Is to feed your soul

Your facing the same old problems

Seems like
all your days are cold

You need to face your problems

But not

Your ways of the old

Wake up in the morning

Put on your Sundays best

Go to His house

Prepare as He operates on your chest

Join in the Celebration

Join in the Jubilee

Enjoy the awesome
sensation

As you fall
upon your knees

He is Who you talk to

He’ll heal all your pain

By the time
you leave His house

Your life
Won’t be the same.

5th Annual Conference – Biomedical Treatment of Autism, PDD, ADD/HD, OCD and Tourette Syndrome


5th Annual Conference - Biomedical Treatment of Autism, PDD, ADD/HD, OCD and Tourette Syndrome
5th Annual Conference – Biomedical Treatment of Autism, PDD, ADD/HD, OCD and Tourette Syndrome

5th Annual Conference – Biomedical Treatment of Autism, PDD, ADD/HD, OCD and Tourette Syndrome. Register here.

You can find out more about biomedical treatments for autism here.


Has anyone ever mistaken you for being drunk because of your multiple sclerosis?


Discrimination against people with multiple sclerosis
Discrimination against people with multiple sclerosis
As many of you will know tomorrow sees the beginning of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week 2015.

As part of my reading for a few awareness posts I can across a statement which astounded me. That 50% of people with multiple sclerosis have at some point been mistaken for being drink.

Now I know of one incident where this was the case some years ago. And my mother in law who suffered from Motor Neurone Disease would appear drunk after one glass of wine. But I don’t know how common it actually is.

But my question is “Has anyone ever mistaken you for being drunk because of your MS?”

Why?

Well we are planning on running an anti-discrimination campaign after MS Awareness Week has finished and would like to get as much hard information as possible.

It would be great if you could share any stories about discriminatory behaviour against you , due to your MS, in the comments section below.

Thanks very much for your help with our campaign.



Self Harm Awareness Day 2015 – please re-blog


Self Harm Awareness Day
Self Harm Awareness Day

March 1st represents Self Harm Awareness Day.

As requested please reblog this to help raise awareness.

And why not wear orange tomorrow as well!


Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week 2015 – like and share to raise awareness


Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week
Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week
As they say “every little helps”.

As you may know the National MS Society have designated March 2 – 8 as MS Awareness Week 2015. They are asking everyone to ” take action to help others learn more about MS and what they can do to make a difference”.

To help with we have produce the image below. We would be very grateful if you could like and share with everyone you know.

If you wish please also pass on this discussion blog on the early signs of multiple sclerosis.

Thanks very much in advance.