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Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience in Anesthesiology
No: Unless your current actions and interactions with the child are an issue there should not be any effect on development.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kerry Ragain
23 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Established norms: Through observations of groups of kids, normative stages have been established for children, i.e. We know the approximate ages that kids begin to sit ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Not likely: Untreated thyroid disease may create some complications. Congenital hypothyroid(low) can lead to retardation but is usually screened for in the newbo ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leah Alexander
23 years experience in Pediatrics
Either is fine: The most important aspect in a child's development is providing a stimulating environment and interaction with other people, including kids their own ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
It can be huge...: A child's general health can definitely affect a child's development, both neurologically and physically. Chronic malnutrition or specific nutritional ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Mental health: Mental health can affect growth and development through child but not beyond that. Any concerns with growth and development deserves a consultation w ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience in Pediatrics
Adversely: Obesity should be considered as the mother of ill health, especially in children, who will get more complications from the longer time to develop comp ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Choate
43 years experience in Pediatrics
Positively: any repetitive behavior is a re-enforcement of a skillset
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Many ways: Low intake of omega-3s for example, would deny the brain access to dha, an important fatty acid, certain vitamins, like B12 and e are needed for norma ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Toohill
11 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Depends: The way in which marriage affects someone's emotional development depends on the marriage. In a healthy, mature relationship, both people are able to ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Homework: can and should help a child learn self discipline, improve self confidence and give a child a sense of mastery. However, at times, when it becomes a b ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
In many ways: Obesity is due to lousy diet and that interferes with cellular efficiency so she can never each her physical and mental fullness of function.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Puberty: With raging hormones, increasing responsibilities, peer pressure, and adulthood just around the corner, all of the above combine to stress the adolesc ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheldon Kaplan
47 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Nature vs nurture: A child's growth and development begins at birth. Nature dictates stages and changes in development in physical, social, behavioral, and emotional are ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience in Psychiatry
It depends: On the diagnosis and the success of the treatment.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Puberty: Puberty tends to aggravate social development, ESPECIALLY if the physical and emotional phenomena that go with it are not discussed honestly and openl ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Badly: There is more than enough evidence that gaming, especially violent games, desensitizes people to emotions. It messes with your neurotransmitters, make ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Multiple Ways: Poverty can affect your physical as well as your mental health in a variety of ways. Malnutrition can lead to delayed development and healing. Poverty ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Think of it this way. If you were to work out vigorously every day but not eat well, you would not expect to develop large muscles, correct. The sam ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience in Clinical Psychology
I think that: teenage pregnancy impacts more on a teen's mental health than their physical health. Although they can conceive and carry a pregnancy 2 term, if follo ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Gieck
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Risk factor: Shyness is associated less social support and difficulty adapting to significant life transitions (I.e., changing schools or jobs). As ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Todd Nippoldt
Specializes in Internal Medicine
While further research is needed, studies suggest that a father's age at the time of conception (paternal age) might pose health risks for his children: For example, studies have shown that the offspring of men over age 40 might face an increased risk of: Miscarriage. , Autism. , Birth defects. , Schiz ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Should not: The goal of asthma therapy is for the patient to be able to do whatever they want. So well treated and well controlled asthma should have no effect on ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Increased infection : Infants in a smoker household have higher (2-3x)frequency of bronchitis, ear infections and crib death. When they grow up they think its cool to smoke ... Read More
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