When talking to parents of children with autism, one thing is clear. While they appreciate information on different treatments and research into ASD, what they really want to know is how to manage everyday life. What can they do when their child is having a meltdown or won’t wear a coat because of hypersensitivities? What can they do to teach them about non- verbal communication or help them get to sleep? With this in mind, I have compiled the tips I have written over the years. These are quick ideas on a number of different everyday challenges. Some of the tips you have probably already tried - some you might still use and some you might have rejected because they don’t work for you. Hopefully, within these tips you will find some new and useful information. Most of the tips have been written with input from other parents of children with autism.
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One wonders how many people actually use something to sleep at night. Whether it's a prescription, over the counter (OTC) or alcohol, nearly ALL of us will use something to help us sleep at some point. Each of us is likely to suffer from at least one bout of insomnia in our lifetime. We have become a society where even a little loss of sleep can cause panic which leads to more than a single bad night.
Take into account how the world's news, current family issues or personal struggles can leave us sitting up at night worried. I have worked with many people who complain of sleep deprivation from worries, chronic pain, or mood disorders and they ask for some quick fix.
Unfortunately, there are those of us who cannot get any sleep without some kind of sleep aid, and I have a number of patients who take Ambien or Lunesta , which are a vast improvement over the old benzodiazepines. At least these two "new" drugs aren't as addictive or problematic. Allegedly. A...
Our readers ask some great questions about Migraine disease and other headache disorders here on HealthCentral's Migraine community. Ellen and I both answer questions in our community question and answer section . Dr. Krusz and I answer other questions in our Ask the Clinician column .
Some of the questions apply to many of our readers, and are great topics for discussion. So, every week, I bring you our Question of the Week. I hope you'll take a few minutes to look at these questions and the answers, then join us in discussion. One of the best things about online communities is the opportunity to share information and experiences.
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How would a benedryl shot help a 16+ hour migraine?
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