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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
There isn't one: Since each person may experience a situation differently, many outcomes are possible. If pathology is there, it might be diagnosed differently. "cod ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience in Pediatrics
Alcoholism: The trauma is mainly psychological in growing up in a family where one or both parents has alcohol addiction. Such children develop coping mechanism ... Read More
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Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience in Addiction Medicine
See below: Higher than if you were not. There is a genetic component that may account about 50%. Also if you are active in your disease currently, he learns from ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Higher...: ...Than in the general population, and higher still if the child grows up in a household centered on alcohol.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Child abuse: Medical model indicates that child abuse is caused by a disease, often a mental illness, with signs & symptoms, that can be prevented and cured.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
33 years experience in Pediatrics
The basic issue: Severe anxiety is what drives the alcoholic to drink alcohol (a potent anxiolytic). Sometimes anxiety is expressed as "control issues", and inflexibi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
49 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Several: People who have been abused as children may have a range of problems including same, interest in unusual forms of sexuality, and post-traumatic states ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
15 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Learning disorders are caused by many things. But, child abuse, for the most part, is not one of them.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
40 years experience in Family Medicine
A lot!: At least 50%, the numbers vary depending on geographical region and socio-economic status.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Don't know: There are many causes of mental retardation, now called intellectual disability. Genetics is one of these, but not the only one. Genetic testing of ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Serious and Numerous: This is a big topic. There can be both short term and long term effects from childhood abuse and neglect. The consequences of being abused as a child ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Often not: Although child abuse certainly can lead to attachment problems, most children with attachment issues were not abused. Most commonly, it results from ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not like this: Alcoholism is an addiction. This is a craving for something, in this case alcohol, which causes physical and mental distress and dysfunction unless t ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: It can have a direct effect by damaging a fetus in the womb. It can also have an indirect effect by creating an environment where parents are not "ava ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Child abuse: Please refer to my response above. Thanks.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
56 years experience in Psychiatry
A lot: You sound correctly concerned.Now let's confer with an excellent psychiatrist . For you! for the kids !
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Berman
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Abuse and neglect: The medical model says that any child who is actively harmed physically or sexually or who is neglected or left in harms way or to fend for themselves ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Child abuse: High risk behaviors, Depression, Anxiety, Substance abuse, Eating disorders, etc. These vary based on age when abuse occurred, type of abuse, frequenc ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Certainly no help: Whether or not this constitutes mental abuse is probably a matter of degree and definition. The obvious question is why this conversation was begun i ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Remote: Autism is a spectrum disorder that is very complicated. Some genetic disorders may present as autism. There may be a carrier state. However, the de ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes: If either parent uses alcohol, the most well developed support group for this purpose is al-anon. If the addiction is to drugs, and no alcohol is inv ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Beasley
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Generally these groups are referred to as al-anon.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
It happens: As a pathologist, the emotional autopsy following a homicide or suicide is part of our work. Bullying is deplorable and the fact that we ignored it fo ... Read More
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