Autism

Why Autism Diagnoses Are Often Delayed

I often hear about teens and young adults have numerous diagnoses such as ADHD, ADD, and OCD before receiving a formal diagnosis of Autism. At this time, there are no blood tests to diagnose mental health disorders. And, there is a lot of overlap between some of these...

Autism Vs. ADHD

Autism and ADHD have many overlapping symptoms.  In her ADDITUDE article, Eileen Costello sheds light on the similarities and differences between these two conditions which can be diagnosed together or separately. Here is a link:...

Dissecting Sheldon Cooper

Sheldon Cooper is eccentric but bright and creative.  He fits some of the criteria for Pervasive Developmental Disorder, otherwise known as, the Autism Spectrum.  In Psychology Today, Dr. Romeo Vitelli shares his conceptualization of Sheldon Cooper, a character from...

The Unhappy Intellectually Gifted Child

Being gifted may come with challenges.  In Psychology Today, Dr. Marty Nemko interviewed Edward Amend, an expert in this area of study, to gain some insights into some of the issues that gifted individuals may encounter at some point in their lives. Here is a link to...

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