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How real is middle child syndrome?

How real is middle child syndrome?

The oldest kid gets undivided attention from overeager parents, while the youngest gets more freedom and special treatment. Meanwhile, the middle child is just there, squished between siblings. Does middle child syndrome (MCS) exist?

Could Vladimir Putin suffer with Asperger’s syndrome?

Could Vladimir Putin suffer with Asperger’s syndrome?

A US Pentagon report from 2008 concluded that the Russian President carries a neurological abnormality, described as a form of autism. The study was based only of videos of Putin. Putin's authoritarian style and obsession with extreme control is a way of overcompensating for his condition, the researchers concluded.

Susan Boyle has Asperger’s syndrome

Susan Boyle has Asperger’s syndrome

Susan Boyle, who shot to fame on Britain's Got Talent in 2009 to become one of the bestselling British female artists, has revealed she was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome a year ago.

Sibling bullying

Sibling bullying

A collection of stories about growing up with problematic siblings.

Is sibling aggression simply bullying?

Is sibling aggression simply bullying?

Bullying is defined as intentional acts of aggression, repeated over a period of time, where an individual or group is in a position of power over someone. So sibling relationships would seem the perfect breeding ground for bullying, since children live together for a long period of time and there is usually an intellectual and physical power imbalance. Although there might not be an outright malevolence, there is often reason for jealousy.

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Tackling the stigma of mental health problems in childhood.

Children and the culture of pornography

Children and the culture of pornography

Chevonea Kendall-Bryan was 13 years old when she fell to her death, after a boy filmed her performing a sex act. Children are under extreme pressure, having to cope with a world more brutal, more demanding and far more overtly sexual than anything their parents knew.

What does it feel like to have Asperger’s syndrome?

What does it feel like to have Asperger’s syndrome?

The answer to this and 100 other interesting questions in the Best of Quora 2010-2012 ebook. Download it for free!

MMR doctor wins award for quackery

MMR doctor wins award for quackery

Andrew Wakefield, discredited over autism-MMR vaccine link claims, is named Good Thinking Society's Golden Duck winner. The award was set up by the science writer, Simon Singh.

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The first of a series of lectures delivered in a workshop arranged by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Asperger’s syndrome replaced in DSM-5 mental health manual

Asperger’s syndrome replaced in DSM-5 mental health manual

One (amongst many) of the controversial decisions taken by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in drawing up the revised fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), is to remove Asperger's syndrome as a separate diagnosis and replace it within the term ‘autism spectrum disorder’. In the terminology of the DSM-5 – Asperger's syndrome would be seen as being at the ‘upper end’ of the autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). That means people with this type of ASD would normally have unaffected intelligence and language development, but would have milder symptoms affecting social interaction, behaviour and language comprehension.

Screen addiction

Screen addiction

The amount of time children spend in front of screens may lead to development and health problems. A child born today will have spent a full year glued to screens by the time they reach the age of seven. The average 10-year-old has access to five different screens at home, and some are becoming addicted to them or depressed as a result.