Snow Can Make Some SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  Moods that shift with the season and sun; how to recognize it and manage it

Rahman Mohamed

It was winter and Toronto was cold; so the professional forecasters decided to finally speak. But CBC reported they didn’t agree; Shubenacadie Sam in Nova Scotia said Spring would spring but Ontario’s Wiarton Willie said “6 more weeks of winter”.  America’s most famous underground predictor, Punxsutawney Phil from Pennsylvania decided to agree with Willie.  So people across the country were wondering, “Should we smile wide, hoping for an early spring, or should we be prepared for 6 more weeks of snow?”

But did you know there are people who are depressed when spring starts and some who don’t smile whenever there’s snow? Continue reading

Autism: A Wonder Misunderstood

Rahman Mohamed

In a radio interview last year (2013), Calgary Eyeopener spoke to Michael D’Souza from Meticulon, an IT company, about hiring people with autism.  This story was later broadcast on CBC’s The National on January 8.  Through unconventional interviews, or assessments, Meticulon found out how fit a person with autism was for the workplace.  This meant evaluating the person’s cooperation and compromise skills, communication skills, but not using a face-to-face interview; further assessments were conducted to find out if these persons with autism were fit for their position in a business (not a charity) aiming to make a profit.

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The Steps To See PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Cause, symptoms, and the cure
Rahman Mohamed

We all go through difficult circumstances.  We all live through stress.  And we all face tragedies at some point in our lives.  Some people face tragedies that are worse than others.  This is the cause of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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