Not all stress is bad for you. Some forms of stress serve to sharpen your focus and push you to act in the moment _ like the stress you feel when you_re under a deadline at work, or when your child is crying. But there are two types of stress that can, essentially, damage your brain: acute stress and chronic stress.

5 Alarming Ways Chronic Stress Is Destroying Your Brain And What You Can Do About It

Not all stress is bad for you. Some forms of stress serve to sharpen your focus and push you to act in the moment _ like the stress you feel when you_re under a deadline at work, or when your child is crying. But there are two types of stress that can, essentially, damage your brain: acute stress and chronic stress.

Coping Skills Jeopardy game from rectherapyideas. Good reference for psychiatric nursing. Maybe I can use this when I run Activity Group.

Coping Skills Jeopardy game from rectherapyideas. Good reference for psychiatric nursing. Maybe I can use this when I run Activity Group.

Acute Stress Disorder Scale (ASDS): 19 item self-report checklist to assess acute stress reactions in older teens.   #traumainformed #assessment #pediatrics

Acute Stress Disorder Scale (ASDS): 19 item self-report checklist to assess acute stress reactions in older teens. #traumainformed #assessment #pediatrics

world war 1 - Specific Symptoms of Acute Stress Disorder: A subjective sense of numbing, detachment, or absence of emotional responsiveness A reduction in awareness of his or her surroundings (e.g., “being in a daze”) Derealization Depersonalization Dissociative amnesia (i.e., inability to recall an important aspect of the trauma)

world war 1 - Specific Symptoms of Acute Stress Disorder: A subjective sense of numbing, detachment, or absence of emotional responsiveness A reduction in awareness of his or her surroundings (e.g., “being in a daze”) Derealization Depersonalization Dissociative amnesia (i.e., inability to recall an important aspect of the trauma)

Dissociation is natural-- we all do it.  It ranges from day-dreaming and being, "in the zone" to acute stress/crisis response, to Dissociative Identity Disorder.  Obviously a little is OK, but more and more can be problematic for living a healthy life; give yourself permission to dissociate sometimes, but try to lessen it-- BE PRESENT!

Dissociation is natural-- we all do it. It ranges from day-dreaming and being, "in the zone" to acute stress/crisis response, to Dissociative Identity Disorder. Obviously a little is OK, but more and more can be problematic for living a healthy life; give yourself permission to dissociate sometimes, but try to lessen it-- BE PRESENT!

Journal article-Growth Charts for Children With Down Syndrome: 1 Month to 18 Years of Age LINK TO CHARTS--- http://www.growthcharts.com/

Journal article-Growth Charts for Children With Down Syndrome: 1 Month to 18 Years of Age LINK TO CHARTS--- http://www.growthcharts.com/

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