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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:22 am 
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Thanks Clay. I appreciate the definition of PTSD "straight from the horse's mouth" (the DSM IV), as it were.

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- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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It's strange because before I was diagnosed with allergies, I always had panic attacks that I was choking, unable to breathe and dizzy. I never put 2 + 2 together that my panic attacks were a direct result to allergic reactions. I wonder how many other people get diagnosed with panic disorder when it is an allergic reaction that they are suffereing from...


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We are working through Mazlow's Hierarchy of needs.
http://www.businessballs.com/maslowhier ... needs5.pdf
Once we have met the basic needs of air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, **, sleep ect. we are then able to contemplate safety needs and then beongs and love needs etc. It's very interesting.

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When I attended post secondary education for early childhood education...we studied maslows higherarchy of needs. I recall the importance of each level, and that you can not reach the higher level until you achieve the lower level.

Perhaps it could be a useful psychological explaination of why the school needs to have an environment of "safety" and "belonging" for a child with allergies to develop "self esteem".

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DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:23 pm 
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I think I had heard of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs before, but I needed a bit of a refresher. This site kind of helped me:

http://chiron.valdosta.edu/whuitt/col/r ... aslow.html

It does make total sense when you read about this - how you cannot focus on something like learning until basic needs (1-4) are met:

1) Physiological: hunger, thirst, bodily comforts, etc.;

2) Safety/security: out of danger;

3) Belonginess and Love: affiliate with others, be accepted; and

4) Esteem: to achieve, be competent, gain approval and recognition.

Only once these needs have been met can people focus on the second level of needs:

5) Cognitive: to know, to understand, and explore; [i.e. learning]

6) Aesthetic: symmetry, order, and beauty;

7) Self-actualization: to find self-fulfillment and realize one's potential; and

8) Self-transcendence: to connect to something beyond the ego or to help others find self-fulfillment and realize their potential.

I just might bring a simplified version of this to my meeting with my youngest's school in August!! :shock:

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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Just wanted to mention that The Complete Peanut Allergy Handbook (see http://www.allergicliving.com/forum/vie ... php?t=1133 ) has a chapter called "Psychological Impact" in which Dr. Sicherer talks about post-tramatic stress disorder.

He actually says:

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In some ways, the psychological condition with potentially fatal peanut* allergies can be compared to those with post-tramatic stress disorder. People who have been at war and have had a very stressful experirence find that when they return to their former lives, their day-to-day living is affected. [...]

The same type of problems come up in peanut allergy as well. [...]


*I think that this book is a good resource with anyone with a severe allergy - whether it's peanut or something else. Most of the info can be extrapolated to other allergies.

K.

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- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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