Category Archives: anxiety

Lessons from Groundhog Day: Recurring problems and personal growth

We are past Groundhog Day on the calendar, but sometimes it feels like we are still living it.  Ever since the 1993 movie, “Groundhog Day” has become part of our everyday lingo that many people can relate to, and it … Continue reading

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How did the vaccine controversy start and why won’t it go away? by Robert Naseef, Ph.D.

Facts are stubborn things, but study after study and warning after warning doesn’t kill the intense fear that many parents have about vaccinating their children. My son, Tariq, received the MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) in 1981 around the same … Continue reading

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Should you tell your child?

Parents often agonize over if and when they should tell their child he or she has autism or other developmental issues.  If your child had asthma or diabetes, you wouldn’t keep it from her.  If she is on the spectrum … Continue reading

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DSM 5: A view from the trenches

A New York Times article on January 19, 2012 entitled “New Definition of Autism May Exclude Many” has started a panic in the autism community about the changes in the definition of autism scheduled for release in the DSM 5.  … Continue reading

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