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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) manifests in early childhood and is characterised by qualitative abnormalities in social interactions, markedly aberrant communication skills, and restricted repetitive behaviours, interests, and activities (RRBs). It is primarily considered a childhood disorder; however, it is not necessarily a childhood disorder. Autistic ...


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Your question has no correct answer. It is up to take the pain for a gain. What I would do is look for other times when I can build rapports. However, studies show that non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke are at risk for many of the health problems associated with direct smoking. Risk on respiratory system: asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia. Other risks: ...


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There is a 2016 study (Larson et al.) on 67 countries (Africa is underrepresented, but the rest of the continents have decent coverage). Regarding education it found that Any level of education elevates pro-vaccine views for importance, efficacy, and religious compatibility but not for vaccine safety. (I've cropped the table to the relevant part. It has ...


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Carpiano et al (2019) found that lower parent education is associated with higher odds of being concerned about measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination. Kumar et al (2016) discuss the link between vaccine hesitancy and the level of parental education. SES [socioeconomic status] [(parent education, household income)] differences in KAB [knowledge, ...


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Two nice answers already, but both marching into the same direction. To round off the picture, this is the advocatus diaboli: While the existence of a diagnosis in general demands its application onto some individuals, some of those might indeed benefit from receiving such a diagnosis. Asperger’s disorder: A review of its diagnosis and treatment: Although ...


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There are many reasons as to why an individual might seek a formal diagnosis of Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). For some, it may increase self-awareness to some degree for the sake of possibly capitalizing on one's strengths and managing areas of challenge. For others who qualify, an individual may seek a diagnosis to obtain additional means of support. ...


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