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A Blood Test for Depression? – The Week in Neurodiversity (2/25/17)


The Week in Neurodiversity

The Neurodiversity News Show, hosted by Mike Nickas.

In this episode, Lena Dunham demonstrates yoga poses to help with anxiety, an Australian man with autism starts his own business, and a blood test may lead to treating depression! These stories and more in this week’s edition.

[00:11] Lena Dunham demonstrates yoga poses to help with anxiety.

[00:39] A University of Ottawa professor has found that a blood test could possibly treat depression.

[01:12] Lifehacker.com discusses how sleep restriction therapy can help those with insomnia.

[01:47] In Australia, a man with Autism has made a business out of turning old Cricket equipment into art.

[02:27] A 1st grade student with Asperger’s bought candy grams for the entire student body.

[03:06] Over in Ohio, a student with Down syndrome received a special Valentine’s Day surprise from a childhood friend.

 

FOR THE FULL-LENGTH STORIES AND VIDEOS:

Lena Dunham demonstrates yoga poses to help with anxiety. https://www.wellandgood.com/good-sweat/lena-dunham-yoga-video-childs-pose/

A University of Ottawa professor has found that a blood test could possibly treat depression.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/could-treating-depression-be-just-a-blood-test-away-1.3277614

Lifehacker.com discusses how sleep restriction therapy can help those with insomnia. http://lifehacker.com/how-sleep-restriction-therapy-can-help-you-deal-with-in-1792324667

In Australia, a man with Autism has made a business out of turning old Cricket equipment into art. http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2017/s4616671.htm

A 1st grade student with Asperger’s bought candy grams for the entire student body. http://www.fox13news.com/trending/235802053-story

Over in Ohio, a student with Down syndrome received a special Valentine’s Day surprise from a childhood friend. http://nbc4i.com/2017/02/15/hilliard-student-with-down-syndrome-gets-special-valentines-day-surprise/

This video is owned by Different Brains Inc, kindly donated by it’s original producer PCE Media LLC.

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Mike Nickas received his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University in December of 2015, and is currently pursuing his second BA at the University of South Florida in psychology with a minor in education. He is the former host of the online news show The Week in Neurodiversity. He also currently works for Dr. Mike Rizzo’s Child Provider Specialists in Weston, FL.

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