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Are preemies more susceptible to learning difficulties than other children?

Are preemies more susceptible to learning difficulties than other children?

Yes: This spring a former pt & 14oz premi named the "littlest angel" by local media, graduated from baylor & reminds me that even those with a troublesome start can do great. Neonatal units are not a perfect substitute for a womb & number wise there is a correlation with intensity of neonatal problems & learning problems later. Each child is unique & early childhood programs help monitor progress. ...Read more

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Are prematurely born children more likely to have learning difficulties in school?

Are prematurely born children more likely to have learning difficulties in school?

Maybe,maybe not : Much depends on how early and what if any complications occurred along the way. Most premis fall into the 34-37 week range, most of who will be normal. Those born at 24-28 wks are much more likely to have problems. One of my smallest newborns (14 oz) graduated from the honors program at Baylor a few years ago, so I each kid is different. ...Read more

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Why are boys more prone to learning disabilities than girls are?

Why are boys more prone to learning disabilities than girls are?

We don't know: Boys are more vulnerable than girls to many childhood mental disorders including ld, adhd, autism, speech and language delays, tourette disorder. Some have hypothesized it has to do with exposure to testoserone in the womb, but the why of that remains unclear, even if true. Equally mysterious is why girls tend to "catch up" in the teen years, though with different disorders. ...Read more

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Why are adults with communication difficulties and issues vulnerable to abuse?

Why are adults with communication difficulties and issues vulnerable to abuse?

Cruelty: The world is full of cruel people. They will target anyone who seems weak or will not fight back. This is an unpleasant fact of life, and why poor social / communications skills can be self-perpetuating. My hope is that if you are asking about yourself or someone close to you, that you can get good guidance in overcoming whatever handicaps life may have dealt you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting situational depression?

Are some people more prone to getting situational depression?

Yes: Some people are more prone to becoming depressed, likley as a result of heredity or previous negative experiences. There is evidence that the more often someone gets depressed, the more likely they will be depressed again in the future. ...Read more

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Are children more susceptible to toxoplasmosis?

Are children more susceptible to toxoplasmosis?

Maturity helps: Yes, their brains are undergoing maturation especially during the first2-3 years of life thereby making them more susceptible. Alo they have not yet reached adult levels of immunity. Newborn babies are usually screened for toxo in most states because of their susceptibility. ...Read more

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Are children more susceptible to meningococcemia?

Are children more susceptible to meningococcemia?

Generally: But the meningococcus is a nasty bug and is no respecter of age. If you are exposed, no matter what your age, prophylactic antibiotics are indicated asap. ...Read more

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Are working mothers more exposed to difficult working conditions?

This sounds like : You are writing a paper for a class. It wouldn't be right for me to do your classwork if that was the case. This is an article called "mothers in the workplace" by jennifer lepage. http://voices.yahoo.com/mothers-workplace-2042212.html. ...Read more

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Are children more susceptible to lead poisoning?

Are children more susceptible to lead poisoning?

Yes: Sure. They are the ones picking stuff up off the floor and putting it in their mouths. Adults can also get lead poisoning if they work with lead products, it's fairly prevalent in gunsmiths who pack their own ammo. ...Read more

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How susceptible are children to depression?

How susceptible are children to depression?

See below: If we look at a 12-month period, the prevalence of depression is about 1% for pre-pubertal children and around 3% for post-pubertal adolescents. This is from a national guideline from the uk. More information at: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0015779/. ...Read more

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Are children susceptible to mental illnesses?

Are children susceptible to mental illnesses?

Children usually: Are flexible in how they handle stressors. But children can be vulnerable to some forms of mental illness just as adults are. There are some mental illnesses however, that do not normally present until later in life. ...Read more

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What are some disorders related to learning disabilities in teens?

What are some disorders related to learning disabilities in teens?

Depression: Learning problems are evident by very early school years. If new difficulty develops in teenage, more serious issues may be present. Most common is depression, but progressive brain disorders must be considered. Drug and alcohol abuse may be an issue to explore. Opposition defiant disorder may be a cause. ...Read more

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Why are mentally retarded people prone to seizure disorders?

Why are mentally retarded people prone to seizure disorders?

Brain damage: For some, their retardation is due to brain damage. It is the damage that makes them prone to seizures. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting loss of coordination?

Are some people more prone to getting loss of coordination?

Yes: There are progressive degenerative diseases of the cerebellum or those tracts from the cerebellum which can cause loss of coordination. There are also other causes such as tumor, trauma, infection, and others. A neurologist can help you sort these out. ...Read more

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Are certain types of buildings more prone than others to have problems with legionellae?

Are certain types of buildings more prone than others to have problems with legionellae?

Yes: Legionella is bacteria that grows in warm stagnated water or moist envirnments. It has been known to colonize the hot water systems of buildings but has been more recently associated with poorly maintained hot tubs. Infection can lead to life-threatening pneumonia if not treated early but usually respond quickly to antibiotics. Check with your local health dept for more information. ...Read more

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Are some children more genetically prone to broken bones than other children?

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Are some children more genetically prone to broken bones than other children?

Yes: Yes, for example osteogenesis imperfecta is a condition in which children have extremely fragile bones, leading to multiple fractures. If you are concerned about such a possibility, see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more