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Ido in Autismland : Book Review

Posted on May 28th, 2013 by Dr. Blumenfield

  Ido in Autismland by Ido Kedar Although I am not an expert in this area, I believe that this will be a landmark book for families, educators and any professionals who work with young people with autism. It is a book of short essays written by a 15 year old about his experience with […]

Psychological Implications of the Connecticut School Shooting

Posted on December 16th, 2012 by Dr. Blumenfield

A lone gunman killed 20 children and 6 adults including himself at a Connecticut) School He used guns registered to his mother. The emergence of ASD and PTSD Acute Stress Disorder and/ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) were identified as happening after a major incident such as this one. The symptoms that can be present in this situation were reviewed as well as some possible long term effects. The grieving process was also discussed. In the aftermath of such situations, attention is often focused on people with mental illness who might have the potential do do violence and/or commit a copycat crime even though in retrospect this is very small proportion of the population.The gun control issue and related psychological factors were also discussed.

One in Five American Suffer From Mental Disorders

Posted on February 8th, 2012 by Dr. Blumenfield

Everyone has occasional feelings of anger, frustration sadness, fear of inadequacy and worries about the future. Often just talking about such feelings with friends or loved ones is enough to get you through a difficult period. But sometimes the problems don’t go away, resulting in sleep problems and added difficulty in working or socializing.¬† Anyone […]

Recent Research About Autism

Posted on January 26th, 2012 by Dr. Blumenfield

The following are three recent research developments concerning the Autism Spectrum Disorders Stem Cell Possiblities in Autism Research Dr. Ricardo Dolmetsch from Stanford University¬† and his colleagues have generated stem cells from children with autism allowing them to study how the brain develops in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The motivations for this research […]

First Anniversary of PsychiatryTalk.com

Posted on December 2nd, 2010 by Dr. Blumenfield

This blog is written to mark the first year of PsychiatryTalk.com being on the Internet. The readership has expanded from 25 hits/week to over 300 hits/day and it is still growing. A followup on the topics of several of the blogs written in the past year was reported.