Patient discussion about SMILE

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Q. Depressive? How many jokes do you need a day to have at least one smile in your face?

To be depressive is no fun. I started my depression 26 years ago. During 12 years I could not laugh loud anymore. You know - the " lol " in your chats. So my personal medication were jokes, comedy films on tv or to rent a funny VHS or DVD from a store and have the fun that I needed to forget a little bit all my trouble. Find out what you need. Here I will put from time to time a joke, to keep you laughing a little.
A1I love the jokes. Made my day!!!
A2It happens in Switzerland on a exhibition in Saint Gallen called OLMA in the nothern east-part of Switzerland. A man from Appenzell enters in the 'cheesy-bar' to have a good lunch. But in the moment he is sitting down, he blasts the seam of his trousers. On the right side of the Appenzeller sits a meddlesome man and remarks: "Your trousers seem to be too much tight!" And the Appenzeller responds: "Well, not anymore!"
A3"Then I think," says the doctor, "that you should perhaps reduce a little bit your practise." "Ah, thank you doctor for these re-comfort words, I already thought it would have to do with my masturbation!"

Q. if a baby hardly smiles at 3 months, can it indicate autism?

he smiles only once a day more or less and even then it looks more of a spasm in the face than a real smile...
A1everything is under control!!!! just wanted to let you know that the baby is fine! he smiles at last and grabs fingers, communicates... that was a very big stone I just got off my chest...thanks for listening anyway. you're great!
A2thanks Annabelle, I hope it really doesn't mean anything...
A3Autism cannot be diagnosed at this early of age, and especially not on the basis of lack of smiling. A baby should have what is called a "social smile", which shows he recognizes the people that take care of him, for instance his parents, by the age of 2-3 months. If you feel your child is not doing so you should tell your pediatrician and keep following his developement.
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