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What's a teen gender identity disorder?

What's a teen gender identity disorder?

A Stigmatizing Term: Gid= now-discarded diagnostic category from american psychiatric association's diagnostic "bible." until recently, gid was used 2 diagnose as "disordered" persons whose gender identity ("i view myself a man/woman or both or neither or other") &/or gender expression ("i look &/or behave stereotypically male/female or both or neither or other") wasn't consistent w/sex they were assigned at birth. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Book for learning disabilities/adhd teen?

Book for learning disabilities/adhd  teen?

Check out websites: There are excellent websites such as chadd.Org or www.Ldanatl.Org/. The former is for adhd, the latter for learning disabilities. Both have lots of wonderful materials for parents. ...Read more

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How common are mood disorders among teen girls?

How common are mood disorders among teen girls?

18% suffer: Federal studies at the national institute of mental health show that 18% of teen girls suffer from a mood disorder. ...Read more

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What are adolescent attitudes to teenage drinking?

What are adolescent attitudes to teenage drinking?

See below: I am sure the adolescent attitudes about drinking reglect their immaturity. As adults, we need to educate them about why drinking is harmful. ...Read more

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Do girls learn at social school about female circumcision?

Do girls learn at social school about female circumcision?

Not only did I not: Learn about female genital mutilation in school but it was never mentioned in medical school, internship or residency. I received hundreds of hours in training in child sexual abuse - and it was never brought up there either. Kind of amazing considering that 140 million females (as young as a day old) have had their genitals mutilated. ...Read more

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What age is oppositional defiant disorder diagnosed in children?

What age is oppositional defiant disorder diagnosed in children?

Almost any age: Odd is typically more common among teenagers but can be diagnosed in school aged children. There is no age criteria for the diagnosis but diagnosing a toddler with odd would likely be inappropriate. Once a child understands what adults are looking for and intentionally engages in behavior that defies authority figures (this goes beyond parental defiance) then the child might be odd. ...Read more

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What are adolescent's attitudes to teenage drinking?

What are adolescent's attitudes to teenage drinking?

Like their families: Adolescents tend to identify with their families' attitudes towards drinking, which may be revealed by the drinking behavior of parents or grandparents. ...Read more

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How can youth autism spectrum disorder relate to growth and development?

How can  youth autism spectrum disorder relate to growth and development?

Everything : ASD has to do with information processing abnormalities that result in differences in how people selfregulate in really all areas, especially in the social and communication relms.The severity is very variable. ...Read more

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What causes teenage eating disorder in girls?

What causes teenage eating disorder in girls?

Family disease: Adolescents model their behavior, either in identification or rebellion against their families. Disordered eating may occur in families with eating disorders or other addictions. ...Read more

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Do girls experience asperger’s disorder differently?

Do girls experience asperger’s disorder differently?

Aspergers: Yes! they are a bit of a different breed. Here is my show on aspergers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds but be sure to buy this book on aspergirls. It is the best. http://www.amazon.com/aspergirls-empowering-females-asperger-syndrome/dp/1849058261. ...Read more

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Do older parents cause learning disorders in child?

Do older parents cause learning disorders in child?

No: There is no association between older parents and learning disabilities. Although, older mom's are more likely to have babies with down syndrome. And, there is emerging evidence that older fathers maybe at risk to have children with autism. Both of which, may have learning problems. ...Read more

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Does autism cause early puberty in girls?

Does autism cause early puberty in girls?

No: Not in my experience. I see the same age range of puberty in my autistic girls as i did when i practiced general pediatrics. ...Read more

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Physical symptoms of puberty in girls?

Physical symptoms of puberty in girls?

Female puberty: As in boys, one of the first signs of puberty is body odor. The development of the hourglass body configuration also starts at the same time. Then comes breast enlargement. Appearance of axillary and pubic hair follows later. After about 1 to 2 years into puberty, the first menstrual period arrives. After a few more years of physical and psychological changes, a lady is born. ...Read more

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Puberty in boys can cause violent behavior?

Puberty in boys can cause violent behavior?

BEHAVIOR PROBLEM: Not all boys have violent behaviors. He might be having stress or other problems that he cannot cope with. Sit down with him and explore his feelings. ...Read more

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What to do about escalating aggression in blind autistic teen. Puberty or mental illness?

What to do about escalating aggression in blind autistic teen. Puberty or mental illness?

Tough question: It could be a combination of both the underlying mental condition and possible hormonal involvement. Have a childhood behavioral specialist examine him and help you out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes gender identity disorder in kids?

What causes gender identity disorder in kids?

Born Transgender: There's no scientific evidence 2support belief that kids get 2b transgender b/c of the influence of caregivers who're emotionally detached or who provide "confused" gender role messages. Most who don't identify as transgender find it ridiculous 2imagine that their upbringing could have made them identify as the opposite sex. Amer psychiatric assn has dropped diagnosis "gender identity disorder.". ...Read more

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How is vaginitis in young girls diagnosed before puberty?

How is vaginitis in young girls diagnosed before puberty?

Swab: Without needing to do a true internal exam, i small swab of the discharge can be obtained and examined under the microscope to determine the cause of the vaginitis and initiate specific treatment. ...Read more

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Pervasive developmental disorder for adults or kids?

Pervasive developmental disorder for adults or kids?

Autism specrum disor: Autism, autism spectrum disorders and pervasive developmental dirsorder all enompass identical group of neurodevelopmental disorders, initially described by dr. Leo kanner and hans asperger in 1943 and 1944, respectively. They are epigenetic disorders, caused by submicroscopic deletion or duplication of genes, also called copy number variation cnv. The gene expression is suppressed by environment. ...Read more

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