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can pineoblastoma occur in adults as well as children?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Yes: No tumor has any absolute age barriers.

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Is paget's disease found in children or just adults?

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Dr. Eulogio Galvez
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: Not too common in children, mainly adults.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can a child fully recover from OCD by the time their an adult?

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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Possibly: Mental illness is a very dynamic thing. With counseling/cbt (cognitive behavioral therapy) and medicines, we can improve a patients symptoms to the point where they can manage without intervention. The amazing thing about children is the pliability of their brains. A child might not "recover" from ocd, but they should be able to manage it well.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Can adults have selective mutism or only children?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Can happen any age: Selective mutism--inability or unwillingness to talk except in certain settings or situations--commonly starts in children but can continue into adulthood. It is rare for it to start in adulthood, but one could imagine it after trauma or some other loss. However, it also might be an early warning sign of some more serious condition like depression or psychosis--so well worth having evaluated.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Where does the spinal cord end in children and adults?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Varies with age: The lower end of the cord ends at the lower margin of the 3rd lumbar vertebrae in a newborn and gradually moves up to the lower border of the 1st lumbar vertebrae in adults. Various nerve exit lower and cord coverings extend a bit lower.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How do we deal with an adult child who won't take his medication?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
TREATMENT REFUSED: Try educating the child. If unsuccessful, watch him take the rx in front of you. Be nice don't lose your patience.

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