Depressing Disorders of the Brain
Learn about The depressing disorders of the brain.
Chapter 1: Brain Tumors
Chapter 2: Mental Disorders- A. AUTISM
Autism is a mental disease that effects your entire life, due to there being no cure. Autism is one of the three related disorders collectively known as " Autism Spectrum Disorders"- (A.S.D.). Autism effects the brain's development. It influences how people with autism interact with the world. They have communal impairments and lack of intuition about others. The signs of autism are usually diagnosed as early as infancy. A child can also grow up more normally, and then go backwards. Whichever it is, the signs are most likely going to appear at the early two years of a child's life. As long as you are over two years old, you are probably Autism free! Unfortunately, the children with Autism will always be with autism for their entire life. Doctors are not sure what causes Autism, but they are working towards it just like everything else! You should always be aware of autism in other people, and don't be mean to them just because they're different. Focus on the positive and recognize they are not Dumb, they're Extraordinary. Also remember: April is Autism awareness month.
Chapter 2: Mental Disorders- B. DOWN SYNDROME
Down Syndrome is also a mental disorder that also affects your whole life, due to there being no cure, just like Autism. Down Syndrome usually includes, below average intelligence, a short neck, short arms, short legs, slanting eyes, a small mouth, low muscle tone, and loose joints. So basically, Down Syndrome is a combination of birth defects (usually improved a bit by childhood.) Down Syndrome is mostly a congenitial disorder arising from a chromosome defect, causing intellectual impairment and physical changes, caused by a difference involving chromosome 21. There is usually an extra copy of the chromosome- trisomy 21. Down Syndrome is usually diagnosed at birth, or even before that! When a mom is pregnant, she can have a screening test that may or may not be accurate if the baby developing is at risk for Down Syndrome. You should always be aware that Down Syndrome is out there and just like Autism . Again, focus on the positive and people with Down Syndrome are not Dumb, they're Extraordinary. Remember: Down Syndrome awareness month is October!
Chapter 3: Signs/Symptoms
i long lasting mood swings
ii lack of concentration
iii Excessive fears or worries
iv physical changes- weight, height, etc.
v extreme behavioral changes
vi trouble sleeping and persistant nightmares
vii extreme hyperactivity
viii noticeable prolonged sadness
x loss of interest in friends/ loss of friendliness
xi loss of appetite
xii (in babes only,) a rapidly enlarging head
xiii EXTREME headaches and seizures
xiv difficulty balancing
xv poor coordination
SO BE ALERT!
Glossary-Words you may not know
Abnormal-(Ab-nor-mal)-not normal or typical
Cancerous-(Can-sur-is)- related to or affected with cancer.
Cerebellum-(Ser-eh-bell-um)-a large portion of the brain, serving to coordinate voluntary movements, posture, and balance in humans, being in back of and below the cerebrum and consisting of two lateral lobes and a central lobe.
Seizure-(See-jurr)-a sudden attack, as of epilepsy or some other disease.
Uncoordinated-(un-coor-din-ate-ed) -badly organized.
Congenitial-(kun-n-jen-i-tl)- (especially of a disease or physical abnormality) present from birth
Chromosome- (kroh-muh-some)- an organized package of DNA found in the nucleus of the cell.
intellectual-(in-tell-eck-chu-ul)-appealing to or engaging to intellect.
hyperactivity-(Hi-pur-ack-tiv-it-y)-being overly active
hallucination-(hull-oos-in-ay-shin)-a sensory experience of something that does not exist outside the mind, caused by various physical and mental disorders, or by reaction to certain toxic substances, and usually manifesteded visual or auditory images.