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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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Abstract Objective: The goal is to expand our knowledge of catatonia occurring in adolescents and young adults with Down syndrome (DS) by describing the first prospective, consecutive, well-
Abstract Background: Women with Down syndrome have a lower breast cancer risk and significantly lower life expectancies than women without Down syndrome. Therefore, it is not clear whether m
The video below was narrated and presented by Joseph Pereira, a 4th year medical student at Harvard Medical School, as part of his work with the MGH Down Syndrome Program . He shares information about
The resource found at the link below is an 11-page summary for individuals with Down syndrome and their families on promoting and maintaining good mental health. Dr. Chicoine and Dr. McGuire's
This handout discusses and gives examples of an appropriate amount of personal space.
This handout describes and shows appropriate ways to touch people at school.
This is a visual support about making good choices for women.
This is a visual support about making good choices for men.
This handout shows the difference between private and public places and behaviors using pictures appropriate for men.
This handout shows the difference between private and public places and behaviors using pictures appropriate for women.
This visual shares information about managing emotions with pictures of a man.
This visual shares information about managing emotions with pictures of a woman.
This is an article published in The Habilitative Mental Healthcare Newsletter in 1996.
This article was originally shared in the Down Syndrome Ireland Magazine in the summer of 2010.
This is a handout with information on coping with transitions (such as leaving high school, changes in family dynamics, etc.) and the feelings of loss and grief that can accompany these transitions.
While we may love to hug, we know that hugging is not appropriate in all settings. This visual discusses the people in our lives who we can touch and how we can touch them appropriately.
This is a visual with tips to remember when having conversations
This visual describes filters, which help us avoid saying something that we are thinking that might be inappropriate.
This handout gives suggestions for ways to manage stress. It corresponds to the Tips for Dealing with Stress video.
This visual shows pictures of different emotions we might feel.
We were sent a question about seizures in a person with Down syndrome who developed Alzheimer’s disease. The individual continued to experience seizures despite being treated with l
Abstract Introduction: Comorbid psychiatric disorders are common in Down syndrome (DS). Evidence for pharmacotherapy of psychiatric co-morbidity in DS is limited. Areas covered: This article
Abstract The immune surveillance theory of cancer posits that the body's immune system detects and destroys randomly occurring malignant cells. This theory is based on the observation of the i
Is colon cancer screening recommended for people with Down syndrome? Please note that this handout discusses screening colonoscopies (i.e. colonoscopies performed to identify pre-symptomatic or unreco
Please note: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for a medical, psychiatric, mental health, or behavioral evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment plan by a qualified professional. We recommend you review the educational material with your health providers regarding the specifics of your health care needs.
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