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The word spectrum refers to the range of symptoms and their severity. Kids with ASD have problems with social skills, language, communication and behavior. They may behave differently or repeat the same activities over and over again, like touching the same objects or flipping them repeatedly. Not all children with ASD have the same problems or behaviors. The usual signs of ASD usually show up when a child is between 2 and 3 years old, but experts think it begins much earlier, when the brain is starting to develop. What Is the Autism Spectrum? In the past, experts talked about several disorders as subtypes of autism. The American Psychiatric Association decided to simplify it and call all of them “autism spectrum disorder.” The spectrum has a wide range. People who are “on the spectrum” could have very different abilities and experiences. Some people with ASD also have special skills in specific areas like math, music or art. BIPOLAR DISORDER LOCAL RESOURCES • Children’s Resource Center • Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services, LLC • Empowered for Excellence Behavioral Health • Family Service of Northwest Ohio • Harbor Behavioral Health • Kobacker Center The University of Toledo Medical • Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio • National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Toledo (NAMI) • New Concepts • ProMedica Behavioral Health Services • ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital Pediatric Psychiatry • Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio • A Renewed Mind • Rescue Mental Health & Addiction Services • RFS Charitable Foundation • Thomas M. Wernert Center • Unison Health • Zepf Center Bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depression) is a serious but treatable medical illness. It is thought to be a chemical imbalance in the brain marked by extreme changes in mood, energy, thinking and behavior. Symptoms may be present since infancy or early childhood, or may suddenly emerge in adolescence or adulthood. Until recently, a diagnosis of the disorder was rarely made in childhood. Doctors can now recognize and treat bipolar disorder in young children. Early intervention and treatment offer the best chance for children with emerging bipolar disorder to achieve stability, gain the best possible level of wellness, and grow up to enjoy their gifts and build upon their strengths. Proper treatment can minimize the adverse effects of the illness on their lives and the lives of those who love them. Everyone has ups and downs in mood. Feeling happy, sad and angry is normal. Bipolar disorder, or manic depressive illness, is a serious medical condition causing people to have extreme mood swings that affect their entire outlook in all areas of life. These swings affect how people think, behave and function. 16
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BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER LOCAL RESOURCES • Children’s Resource Center • Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services, LLC. • Empowered for Excellence Behavioral Health • Family Service of Northwest Ohio • Harbor Behavioral Health • Kobacker Center The University of Toledo Medical
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