Depression, Autism, and Down Syndrome by Cassie Notsch

Depression, Autism, and Down Syndrome

by Cassie Notsch

Depression is feeling sad and hopeless for two weeks or more. They often experience Rumination, thinking about past experiences repeatedly.

People who are depressed stop doing activities they used to do, sleep more than usual, self-harm, and display Suicidal Ideation.

My sister is dealing with depression and going to therapy for it. I was depressed in high school so I can relate to what she's going through

Autism falls under a developmental disorder with trouble communicating to others and shows repetitive behaviors.

The high functioning kids with autism are really talented in certain things. Autistic kids who are low functioning can't talk or even smile.

Down Syndrome occurs when there is an extra chromosome present. They have very recognizable facial features like slanted eyes & a round face

They take a lot longer to develop and their intellectual potential stops at fifteen years old. Muscle weakness is common & being shorter.

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