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I needcontract with adult child living at home. Both mother and son have extreme anxiety issues, including depression and lack of self-worth.

I needcontract with adult child living at home. Both mother and son have extreme anxiety issues, including depression and lack of self-worth.

SOUNDS DIFFICULT: Whatever the way of living has been, it doesn't seem successful.
Anxiety and depression are hard to bear & hard to live with. Maybe time to take all to a therapist and see what can be done to change things. This does not have to be permanent.
Sometimes one personalone cannot find a better way. The chances improve when a thearpist witha different view joins in. ...Read more

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Does living in a foster home affect the quality of life of a child?

Does living in a foster home affect the quality of life of a child?

Everything does: All of our experiences affect our lives. It depends on the care provided in the foster home, how long the child was there, and most importantly - how the child views the experience. Living in a foster home isn't ideal but happens when a home environment isn't safe or nurturing for a child. Children who live in foster homes often go on to be happy and healthy throughout their lives. ...Read more

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What happens if your adult bipolar child has to come home to live, should you ask for any financial compensation?

What happens if your adult bipolar child has to come home to live, should you ask for any financial compensation?

It depends on: Their level of functioning. I would require that they B in therapy & under supervision of a psychiatrist 2 insure they R on the right medications & keep them regulated properly. If they R working contributing financially makes sense. If not, treatment could have getting back 2 work as a goal. Some family therapy is also adviseable. If they regress U should be in communication w' their therapist. ...Read more

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Lightheadedness, tightness in my head, pain in my neck, cant stay on any tasks almost like im living in a dream kind of feeling I'm a stay at home mom and it started after my second child was born I talk in my head like I would if reading a book on my own

Lightheadedness, tightness in my head, pain in my neck, cant stay on any tasks almost like im living in a dream kind of feeling I'm a stay at home mom and it started after my second child was born I talk in my head like I would if reading a book on my own

Seek supportive Tx: You might try your OBGYN for a good referral to a specialist mothering psychotherapist. Especially if the birth was recent, this may be like post-partum depression. It's not unusual to need some help through these times and you'll feel much better once you find some. Your children will benefit too as will all those who are close to you. Don't wait. This time is precious for all of you. ...Read more

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Can a baby get accidentally irradiated from an adult person that just came home from radiation treatment?

Can a baby get accidentally irradiated from an adult person that just came home from radiation treatment?

Depends: If the adult received any type of external beam irradiation (imrt, protons, cyberknife, etc.), then no. If the adult was given a radiopharmaceutical such as radioactive iodine or a temporary internal radiation implant, yes.

See:
http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-safety-for-patient-and-family. ...Read more

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How can you predict your child's height as an adult?

How can you predict your child's height as an adult?

Height calculations: Step 1: add parents' height in inches.
Step 2: if child is male, add 5 inches to total from step 1. If child is female, subtract 5 inches from total from step 1.
Step 3: divide answer from step 2 by 2. This is the predicted adult height of child, give or take 2 inches above or below. ...Read more

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What actually happens after a child dies at home due to natural causes?

What actually happens after a child dies at home due to natural causes?

Autopsy: If the cause and expectation of death are both understood, a death certificate can be signed. If cause unknown or death is unexpected, autopsy is mandatory. ...Read more

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Can an adult get croup like a child?

Can an adult get croup like a child?

Virus yes, Sx no: The croup is a description of a group of similar respiratory illnesses that come to a common symptom. The deep cough of the 6m to 8yo sounds like a seal bark. The process is triggered by a variety of viruses that commonly cause uri's or laryngitis in adults. The reason for the barking noise is the vibrations made by the kids rubbery airway during a cough. The adult airway is to stiff to vibrate. ...Read more

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How to evict adult child with mental problems?

How to evict adult child with mental problems?

Avvo. Com: I would like to refer you to avvo. Com which is a legal site. It will enable you to obtain information from a lawyer in your area for free. ...Read more

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Does having measles as a child protect you as an adult?

Does having measles as a child protect you as an adult?

Yes: Immunity from measles following natural infection is considered life-long, barring any underlying immune disorder. Of course, there are always exceptions to this, although uncommon. Your doctor should be able to send a blood test to check your antibody titers against measles to help you determine if you are still at risk. ...Read more

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What's the difference between child's cpr and adult's cpr?

What's the difference between child's cpr and adult's cpr?

Hand placement: And depth of compressions. You can lean more from the american heart association. ...Read more

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Do you treat leukemia differently in a child than an adult?

Do you treat leukemia differently in a child than an adult?

More intensive chemo: Yes, chemotherapy regimens for pediatric acute leukemia are usually much more intensive and the dose usually is higher than the chemo for adult patients. Children are much tougher than how they look. They get higher dose of chemo and more intensive, but they tolerate them very well and would bounch back right away. ...Read more

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If your child is sick, is it best to keep them home from school?

If your child is sick, is it best to keep them home from school?

Generally yes: It kind of depends on what you mean by "sick". Active fever -yes! Vomiting, diarrhea -yes. Runny nose without other symptoms -no. Cough that has been there for a week -no. Tummy aches without fever, vomiting or diarrhea. Only complained about in the morning before school - no. When in doubt, see your pediatrician for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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How much should a couple put away for their autistic child as an adult?

How much should a couple put away for their autistic child as an adult?

Depends: In 2010 data, the average cost for a middle class family to raise a child from birth to 18 years was $222, 360 (22 % higher than 1960's). This does not include college costs. Depending on the level of functioning, independence-adjustments need to be factored in. Where you live; are you a single parent; what's your income; public vs private school...All will have to be considered. ...Read more

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I think I was molested as a child by an adult. Whoe do I tell? Please help?

I think I was molested as a child by an adult. Whoe do I tell? Please help?

Police Report 1st: There is no time limit for reporting sexual abuse. Police will take a detailed written statement. Sexual assault is a crime against the state, thus the police will determine if there is enough evidence to press charges. You become a witness to the crime. It can sometimes take years before charges are laid & the case goes to court. Criminal charges must be proven "beyond reasonable doubt.". ...Read more

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What can be done to keep impetigo from spreading from child to child in my home?

What can be done to keep impetigo from spreading from child to child in my home?

Hygene and culture: Good hygene, washing with plain soap and water, of the impetigo, hands, clothes, towels, bedclothes. But our studies in families show that others often may be carrrying the bacteria, and that culturing, using effective antibiotics, as shown by the culture, and treating the household members, is the only way to prevent recurrent infection in the household. ...Read more

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If someone's child has the measles is it possible for the adult to be a carrier?

If someone's child has the measles is it possible for the adult to be a carrier?

No: No carrier state in measles. Once you get the disease you develop antibodies for life. You can transmit the disease only in the acute phase or when you have the active measles infection. Not otherwise. Hence we advocate to immunize all kids. This is to prevent active infection and it's spread from person to person. ...Read more

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Why is an adult not likely to catch measles as an adult if he had measles as a child?

Why is an adult not likely to catch measles as an adult if he had measles as a child?

Get it only once: If you had measles as a child it will provide you with life long immunity, therefore you will not get it again. ...Read more

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Can an adult use a child's laxative?

Can an adult use a child's laxative?

Yes: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a perfect example. It is often used in chidren and certainly can be used in adults. ...Read more

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How can child molestation affect me as an adult?

How can child molestation affect me as an adult?

Many ways: You can have guilt, depression, anxiety, self destructive behaviors or problems with sex. You can have unrealistic ideas about sex and even become a child molester yourself. It might be best to see a counselor to discuss the events and any unhealthy emotions that you might be experiencing. ...Read more

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How child abuse and neglect effects adults behavior?

How child abuse and neglect effects adults behavior?

Variable effects: There are many possible outcomes from child abuse & neglect. The most tragic is when the same things are perpetrated upon children. It can cause severe anxiety, depression, flashbacks, dissociation, trouble with trust & boundaries, drug & alcohol abuse, & suicide attempts. It can also lead to perfectionism and high achievement. With treatment, the person can heal and enjoy a fulfilling life. ...Read more

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Can having scarlatina as a child have residual effects as an adult?

Can having scarlatina as a child have residual effects as an adult?

Unlikely to happen: Scarlatina is a simple rash produced by some strains of group a strep. By itself, it is irritating and will sometimes peal like a sunburn. As long as the underlying strep infection is treated within a week to 9 days of rash emergence, no long term effects (rheumatic fever) would be expected. If untreated, the risk of rheumatic fever is the same as that of strep without the rash. ...Read more

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If a male child receives chemotherapy, will he be sterile as an adult?

If a male child receives chemotherapy, will he be sterile as an adult?

Infertility: Up to one-third of adults who undergo fertility testing after having been treated for cancer in childhood or adolescence have suspected infertility. Patients and their parents should be counseled about the possibility of infertility and about fertility-preserving measures. ...Read more

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Why are there less complications for a child than a adult with a tonsillectomy?

Why are there less complications for a child than a adult with a tonsillectomy?

Easier for kids: The younger you are at tonsillectomy, the better you seem to do. Younger kids vs teens, teens vs 20's, 20's vs 30's... The older ones seem to have a worse recovery with longer duration of pain. Sometimes it is because there has been a longer time for scar tissue to build up. Smoking and other medical comorbidities like high blood pressure can also make healing slower or you more likely to bleed. ...Read more

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I've had tonsillitis as a child. But now I have it as an adult. Are the risk higher as an adult?

I've had tonsillitis as a child. But now I have it as an adult. Are the risk higher as an adult?

Common issue: Tonsillitis is a common, usually minor problem in childhood, adolescence or adulthood. It is somewhat more worrisome for kids 4-10 who may have some airway compromise due to tonsil & adenoid growth. At any age it can be complicated by abscesses or other issues. Individual experiences & therapeutic needs must be based on history & exam. ...Read more

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What are the differences between child asthma vs. Adult asthma?

What are the differences between child asthma vs. Adult asthma?

Young or old adult?: Young adults - 30s & 40s - with asthma have had it since childhood or had it during childhood, then had resolution for a decade or so, followed by recurrence. They might recall only having bronchitis often when younger. This is a continuation of a chronic, usually allergy-based illness from childhood. Asthma starting after age 50 is a different disease & usually not allergic in origin. ...Read more

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I am looking for a home remedy for child constipation?

I am looking for a home remedy for child constipation?

Constipation: 2-3 tsp karo corn syrup/4 oz water 1-2x's /day for infants < 6 mos. Prune juice, baby prunes or pear juice for babies older than 6 months of age. Prunes/prune and/or pear juice, increased fruits/vegetables for older children. The common denominator for kids older than 6 months is increased fiber. ...Read more

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Can a child (preteen) heart be donated to an adult?

Can a child (preteen) heart be donated to an adult?

Yes: Hearts are matched by blood type and body size. A preteen or teenager's heart can be matched to a small adult - say someone that's 4-5 feet tall and weighs 80-100 lbs. ...Read more