When Autism Affects Your Family

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Autism Parenting Psychology

-When Autism Affects Your Family- Autism affects more than a diagnosed individual’s life.  Autism is a global health issue affecting parents, siblings, loved ones, educators, co-workers, and communities. That is why people around the world are taking time this month to build greater awareness about autism. World Autism Awareness Week About 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with autism, according … Read More

What Makes a Relationship Strong?

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Relationship Couple

What Makes a Relationship Strong? – By Aisha Abbasi M.D. – Valentine’s Day is just behind us. Beyond the hoopla, gifts, cards, flowers, etc., what is love really about? And what makes a relationship genuinely strong over time? Let’s turn to what The Bard (a/k/a William Shakespeare, the English playwright and poet) wrote, hundreds of years ago in Sonnet 116. Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 … Read More

5 Non-Tech Things to Do This Week

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Things to Do

In my book, The Rupture of Serenity: External Intrusions and Psychoanalytic Technique, I discuss the relationship between humans and the machines we use for communication.  On pages 105-107, you’ll find several references and quotes from other experts examining the impact of technologies (calculators, internet devices, phones, etc.) on our relationships.  Whether these technologies are further connecting us or disconnecting us, … Read More