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Doctor insights on: Authoritarian Parenting Style Has Long Term Drawbacks

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Parenting (Definition)

Parenting is a topic that includes all the aspects of raising children, such as diapering and potty training, rules and discipline, daycare, schooling, sports, children's emotional development, teaching ...Read more


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Suddenly, my elderly mother is confused, cannot manage toileting, no short term memory, sleeps excessively. Why?

Suddenly, my elderly mother is confused, cannot manage toileting, no short term memory, sleeps excessively. Why?

Sudden confusion: The symptoms you describe could represent delirium due to an acute medical problem. It is also possible that there is an underlying dementia or other brain illness. It sounds like an evaluation by your mom's doctor is in order. ...Read more

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How are long term safety risks of dental products tested?

How are long term safety risks of dental products tested?

Dental products: Dental products undergo stringent testing in order to merit the american dental association seal of approval so if any question, simply look for the ada seal of approval. ...Read more

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I'm looking for natural medicines to gain health and wanna live long life?

I'm looking for natural medicines to gain health and wanna live long life?

Quite a few.: There are so many products that are supposed to promote health and prolong life that you need to do your own due diligence but the most common are Resveratrol, DHEA and CoQ10. There is a health pyramid that recommend, pure filtered water, low glycemic fruits, grain cereals, carbohydrates cold water fish.free range poultry and organic eggs, lean red meat which promote good health. ...Read more

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Long term benefits of yohimbine bark?

Long term benefits of yohimbine bark?

Yes/No: Placebo effect is powerful.If the person believes in the substance:it will work.There is no proven(trials) effect.We used it a lot before the pde5 rx's(viagra, levitra&cialis) with little sucess in men.Less in women.I've said before on this site the "sex organ" is between the ears. ...Read more

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What is the long term effect on lifestyle for someone with a club foot?

What is the long term effect on lifestyle for someone with a club foot?

Variable: Depending on the degree and treatment of the malformation long-term outcomes for children with club foot are variable. For most who are treated early in life with appropriate measures the prognosis is very good and approaches that of non-affected peers. Some children will have long-term balance or pain issues after treatment, but most do very well. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects on a child whose mother has angry outbursts and mood swings?

What are the long term effects on a child whose mother has angry outbursts and mood swings?

Could be many.: Our children model behavior of those who raise them, genetic or not. Anyone who's behavior is inconsistent around a child can impact their ability to learn how to handle similar situations as they grow up. All caregivers (parents and others) need to work hard to be consistent, balanced and appropriate around children. No one is perfect, but we have to work hard on our behavior in front of kids. ...Read more

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My child takes chloral hydrae for sleep he has cerebral palsy. Is there concerns with this drug for long term use besides dependency affecting organs?

My child takes chloral hydrae for sleep he has cerebral palsy. Is there concerns with this drug for long term use besides dependency affecting organs?

Yes. 25 mg/kg/day : of Chloral Hydrate given long-term can ^ risk of central sleep apnea from CNS depression, obstructive sleep apnea from respiratory depression, aspiration pneumonia if given on a full stomach, diarrhea & vomiting if not given with a full glass of water, adverse interactions with anti-epileptics like phenobarbital & some other meds, liver & kidney damage, drug dependence, etc. Please see comment. ...Read more

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Are their dangers to antidepressants life long use?

Are their dangers to antidepressants life long use?

Check w/doc: Our body can get used to any medication. It's effectiveness may wear off or there may be a downside to long term use. Your doc is well versed in all of this and will adjust your medicine accordingly. You need to communicate w/him or her so that you get the help you need. ...Read more

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Is there any truth behind "fit for life's" theory of proper food combinations?

Is there any truth behind "fit for life's" theory of proper food combinations?

Maybe: Maybe more than we usually give credit for. U must observe how ur body responds to food that u eat. Try it and see how your feel. They advocate generally healthy foods. ...Read more

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Are there long term health ramifications for living with a dog when you're allergic?

Are there long term health ramifications for living with a dog when you're allergic?

If you are allergic : If you are not allergic to dog, no major health issue is expected (other than some parasites the dog may carry and of course fleas). If you are allergic, then it may depend on how much time you are exposed to the dog likely having it sleeping on your bed. If you have nasal, eye, and /or respiratory symptoms from dog exposure, avoidance is the best answer. Else consider getting allergy shots. ...Read more

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Long term implications of ongoing diversion colitis? Going on 2 yrs.

Long term implications of ongoing diversion colitis?  Going on 2 yrs.

Surgical diversion: I am not a surgeon, but it would seem reasonable to consider undoing the diversion if possible, to reduce the colitis. Long term implication would be a long-term need for a colostomy if things go southwards in terms of health. You need to discuss this in serious terms with your surgeon ...Read more

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Short term exposure to mold have long term health effects?

Short term exposure to mold have long term health effects?

Allergy Symptoms: It is always difficult to predict short term exposure to molds in every individual.But majority of people including children exposed to molds even for short periods will have allergy symptoms like nasal and sinus congestion/sore throat and chest tightness,cough and wheezing ...Read more

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What are some bad long term effects of emotional bullying on children?

What are some bad long term effects of emotional bullying on children?

Bullying: Children who experience bullying are at risk for poor school performance and absenteeism. Bully victims may feel anxious and insecure. They may also report difficulties with interpersonal relationships such as making friends, dating, and marriage. Research has demonstrated that bullied children have a higher risk of developing antisocial psychiatric symptoms and depression in adolescence. ...Read more

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Scholarly articles suggest significant long term benefits to tapering off lithium slowly. But how slowly is ideal? Bipolar type 2, not suicidal

Scholarly articles suggest significant long term benefits to tapering off lithium slowly. But how slowly is ideal? Bipolar type 2, not suicidal

Unclear: There isn't good guidance on this. The rationale for discontinuation and the presence of co-morbid conditions such as personality or substance use disorders and whether or not there is another mood stabilizing medication on board will factor into your doctor's choice about how quickly to taper you. Work closely w/ your doctor on this change. ...Read more

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Can anti-depressants lower your life expectancy in long term use?

Can anti-depressants lower your life expectancy in long term use?

Quite the opposite: I know of no credible research that would show that anti-depressants lower life expectancy over the long term. It is probably quite the opposite since untreated depression can result in suicide . Research as also shown association with physical illness such as heart disease , diabetes and other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Long term effects of severely reduced caloric intake (daily, for 17 months)? I don't have an eating disorder. It is for financial reasons.

Long term effects of severely reduced caloric intake (daily, for 17 months)? I don't have an eating disorder. It is for financial reasons.

More Information : There is no way to answer this question without at least some more information such as your calorie count, your weight, the composition of your calories. ...Read more

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Are there any long term health risks or concerns for a child whose mother was a gestational diabetic?

Are there any long term health risks or concerns for a child whose mother was a gestational diabetic?

Short term risks: The risks for a child of a gestational diabetic mother are short term. they include prematurity, large body size complicating delivery, low blood sugar in the newborn period, Gestational diabetes is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Children of type 2 diabetics are at higher risk for developing it as well. ...Read more

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What are long term effects of poverty on children?

What are long term effects of poverty on children?

Cheap diet: People do escape from poverty by their inner drive. The trouble is that short cuts in diet causes deterioration in health and the inner drive suffers. ...Read more