It is still uncertain whether trauma induced autism is real, rare or commonplace and clinicians might be able to help by asking for history of trauma when assessing patients for autism. The number of reported trauma-induced autism cases is still insufficient to project definite information over the entire autistic population....

From birth to young adulthood, society places a premium on nurturing development to promote health, wellbeing and productivity. While this has produced gains in terms of physical health outcomes (e.g. lower child mortality rates), the mental health and wellbeing of young people, now the number 1 health threat to their lives and futures, has been largely neglected....

Before 2013, Asperger’s syndrome and autism were considered separate neurodevelopmental conditions. Today, they form part of the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to the latest diagnostic manual, known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fifth Edition (DSM-5)....

One in five Australian citizens experiences a mental or behavioral condition every year. According to findings from a recent national survey of mental health from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 20% of Australians in the younger age groups (between the age of 16-34) experienced varying high levels of mental distress, almost doubling that of elderly people aged 65-85. The findings also demonstrated that over most age groups, more women experience high...

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder where an individual finds it challenging to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or may wake up too early and not have the ability to go back to sleep. Our understanding of insomnia is that worry and stress disrupts sleep, creating acute episodes of insomnia particularly difficulty in initiating, and returning to sleep after waking. The individual may develop increased concern around sleep itself...

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