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explaining schizophrenia to children

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Adequate treatment: Schizophrenia is a highly treatable disorder much of the time. People with the disorder who respond well to treatment are as capable as most of us of ... Read More
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A 9-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
With some good help: A person with well-controlled schizophrenia should be able take care of his own children if he has help. The helper is not necessarily to help do the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience in psychiatry
Not necessarily: The risk of having a child who develops schizophrenia is about 13% - given one parent with the illness. You must also consider other issues and stress ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Some appear shy: If a child has enough symptoms to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, then he may appear shy because he avoids interactions with others. The child likel ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adekemi Oguntala
Specializes in ADHD and Autism
Autism: Autism is part of a range of diseases called pervasive developmental Disorder or PDD. The range of delay means there are autistic children that are ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Although studies on : efficacy & safety have barely begun, parents of children with intractable epilepsy, with or without Autism, have purchased CBD oil in Colorado. Si ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience in Psychiatry
NOT NECESSARILY: Many parents have a conscience and are ignorant and frustrated and don't know what to do. But it takes courage to ask for help and devulge a problem. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
43 years experience in Child Psychiatry
I don't know.: Official stats are usually artificial &often misleading. Stats depend on definitions &these criteria are changing all the time. Plus, "learning disabi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Lower expectations: You need to be aware of your child's difficulties. Do not challenge them as they will have a meltdown. Autistic children often have sensory overload ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience in ADHD and Autism
very unlikely : In most cases of developmental delay parents are not directly or indirectly responsible. Exceptions might include substance abuse during pregnancy, h ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Support groups: There albinism support groups that you can join for helpful hints.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Sek referral to the : Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh, http://www.chp.edu/CHP/Evaluation+Services+Child+Development+Unit. The Autism team is affili ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Saha
Dr. Ted Saha answered
42 years experience in Palliative Care
Antipsychotics.: Antipsychotics such as Risperdal amongst others is very effective against the aggressive and violent behavior, .
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Routine : Ad kids thrive on regularity and routine. When this is disrupted, they act out. If you understand this about their world view, you'll be much more a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malinda Linn
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Communication: It is important for parents to have an open communication with their kids about potentially dangerous behaviors of others and parents should not be af ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
CHILD ABUSE: The case is reported to the hotline and the authorities starts the investigation involving the social worker, the physician, police, etc. Abused child ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
I am not sure if: You meant this the way it came out. Supportive organizations do exist for people with aspergers & other autism spectrum disorders. I doubt you are a ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Tough question: It could be a combination of both the underlying mental condition and possible hormonal involvement. Have a childhood behavioral specialist examine h ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
43 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Trendy, w/ a reason: Med diagnoses often are fed by trends. The trend often starts however w/ a large unmet need- such as too many kids struggling in our society. Then we ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Dobbeck
20 years experience in Clinical Psychology
No data: No. There is no correlation between bipolar mothers and autistic offspring.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Seek Tx: Usually information you provide during treatment stays confidential. However, there are some limits to confidentiality with being in danger to yoursel ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience in Psychiatry
NAMI: National alliance for the mentally ill (nami) is a very good resource. Go to www.Nami.Org.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Everything: Older parents are usually more patient. They have done the career track and are usually happier with themselves. They are often more financially savvy ... Read More
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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

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