172016Mar

What is ADHD?

What is ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a genetically determined condition that affects those parts of the brain that control attention, impulses and concentration. It is thought to affect 3 to 7% of school age children. The best description for ADHD is that a child who suffers from this condition shows disruptive behaviors which cannot be explained…

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172016Mar

What is anger and why does it need to be managed?

What is anger and why does it need to be managed?

Anger is a normal human emotion. Uncontrolled anger, however, can lead to aggression. This can cause physiological problems and lead to harmful behaviour. Aggression first begins in the toddler years. This is when children are naturally more aggressive than any other age group. A toddler’s inability to talk may be one reason why aggression starts…

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172016Mar

What is autism?

What is autism?

What is autism? Autism (sometimes called classical autism) is the most common condition in a group of developmental disorders known as the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Autism is characterized by impaired social interaction, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication, and unusual, repetitive, or severely limited activities and interests. According to recent survey by CDC (India)…

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172016Mar

What is encephalitis and what causes it?

What is encephalitis and what causes it?

Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. It is usually caused by a viral infection. Examples of viral infections that can cause encephalitis include herpes simplex virus (the virus that causes cold sores and genital herpes), varicella zoster virus (the chickenpox virus), mumps virus, measles virus and flu viruses. Most people who catch these viruses only…

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82015Mar

What is meningitis?

What is meningitis?

“Meningitis peaks in the monsoon and winter months. It can develop rapidly, and in its most serious form the results can be devastating – sometimes fatal. Children under the age of one are most at risk, followed by children aged one to five”. The term doesn’t really describe the true extent of the disease. ’Meningitis’…

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