From the Wellness Blog

MUMS OF CHILDREN WITH ASD FOUND TO HAVE SIMILAR STRESS TO COMBAT SOLDIERS

We all know how much stress mother’s are under when they have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I see this all the time.

What I found interesting was a study carried out at the University of Wisconsin-Madison investigating stress levels of these mums. Researchers found that the stress hormone levels in these women were disrupted in a similar way to combat soldiers.

These mums have more hours of the day spent in a caring role than mums with kids not on the spectrum. They were more tired and stressed.

In chronic stress, cortisol, the ‘stress’ hormone increases and serotonin and other neurotransmitters decrease. What happens is that long term stress can and often does eventually lead to depression.

We take this really seriously and discuss options available to you. It is so important to care for yourself so your mental and eventually your physical health doesn’t suffer.

  • Make time each day for you
  • Get help whenever you can
  • Connect with your partner or friends without your children
  • Make the most of all the amazing times with your child and lastly but most importantly, be gentle with yourself

If you feel you are not able to do this alone, contact us so we can help you get your mind and body back on track fast.

Disclaimer

Homeopathy is a traditional medicine. The TGA considers Homeopathy a low risk medicine. It may be used in conjunction with other medicines. For any ongoing chronic condition, it is important to be assessed or examined by your healthcare professional or specialist. This information does not constitute medical advice and does not replace advice from your GP or Travel Doctor. Always consider whether this information is appropriate for your individual needs. Always seek medical advice in emergencies.

Information given here is in no way intended to take the place of advice from your chosen healthcare professional or specialist. Any examples given from the authors life do not indicate that the remedy in question will work for everyone in every instance. They are used solely to illustrate the use the medicine in a practical situation. Any child under 6 months with a fever over 38c should always see a medical practitioner.

It is referenced from the texts approved by Therapeutic Goods Administration and is for information only. If in doubt as to the appropriateness of a treatment seek advice from your homeopath.

For any emergencies with depression or anxiety, contact your GP or Psychologist.

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