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How many people worldwide have williams syndrome?

How many people worldwide have williams syndrome?

Estimate is:: 1 per 7, 500 to 20, 000 people suffer from williams syndrome. Thus, it is listed as a "rare disesase" by office of rare disease (ord) and national institutes of health (nih). ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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How common is addiction among older retired adults?

How common is addiction among older retired adults?

Old and alcohol: According to the 2003 national household survey on drug use and health, extrapolating from its survey participants’ responses, approximately 15.5 percent and 4.2 percent of adults ages 55–59, 11.9 percent and 2.5 percent of adults ages 60–64, and 7.2 percent and 1.8 percent of adults ages 65 and older reported binge alcohol use (drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion). ...Read more

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Can people 'grow out' of autisim?

Can people 'grow out' of autisim?

Outgrow autism: In some cases, when the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is made very early in life, with early intervention and early education, concentrating as a child gets older, the symptoms may change improve from autism to a milder form such as asperger's disorder or even to on verbal learning disability. Recently there has been an over diagnosis of autism, and children may be mis disagnosed. ...Read more

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Psychology: Do people that are bipolar present with similar social conflicts among family, acquaintences and friends?

Psychology: Do people that are bipolar present with similar social conflicts among family, acquaintences and friends?

Many of the social: conflicts are similar, but each family is different. It is very hard to cope with both the manic and the depressive states that people who suffer from bipolar experience. There are support groups for family members to help them learn the best ways to deal with the illness. Family therapy can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Is sarcoidosis more prevalent among people of certain occupations?

Is sarcoidosis more prevalent among people of certain occupations?

Sarcoidosis: Dear js sarcoidosis is found most commonly among the health care professions and teachers. Ethnicity also seems to be a factor in that those of african and hispanic origin make up about 50% of those with this disease. Northern europeans also make up for a moderately large percent. It is not considered contagious, but a sarcoid patient cannot be a donor of organs as it has been transmitted. ...Read more

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Are there many housing facilities for autistic young adults who work?

Are there many housing facilities for autistic young adults who work?

Depends: Adult resources for those with autism are often hard to find and vary widely depending where you live. They certainly exist and can be invaluable for some individuals, but funding is typically a chronic problem, so they tend to come and go, even where they are well established. ...Read more

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How many people in america suffer from antiphospholipid antibody syndrome?

How many people in america suffer from antiphospholipid antibody syndrome?

1 -- 5%: Apa, along with lupus anti-coagulant antibody, are two antibodies that attack the areas in the cell wall of growing tissue, especially the fast-growing placental tissue of an early pregnancy. It is estimated that 1-5% of the american population has apa syndrome. ...Read more

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How are knee injuries different between younger adults and older folks?

How are knee injuries different between younger adults and older folks?

Knee injuries: The types of knee injury do not really differ between adults and children (mostly ligament sprains or ruptures). The ability to heal and recover without surgery are much better in children. Adults healing course and symptoms will be altered by the amount of degenerative arthritis they have, which is something children don't have. Adults are more likely to get swelling ("water") on the knee. ...Read more

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What conditions are most common in people who abuse alcohol?

What conditions are most common in people who abuse alcohol?

Alcohol Abuse: It could be a genetic predispostion towards alcohol abuse usually from father to son, or could be depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, adhd etc. ...Read more

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Are there certain groups of people who suffer anemia more often?

Are there certain groups of people who suffer anemia more often?

Yes: The most common group is menstruating females. If their periods are excessive and/or they don't get enpugh iron in their diet anemia may result. There are certain familial and ethnic groups that are prone to unusual types of anemia, as well. ...Read more

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How many people each year die of anorexia nervosa worldwide?

How many people each year die of anorexia nervosa worldwide?

I think this is USA : The cdc says that for all eating disorders, where the eating disorder is the direct or the underlying cause of death, from 2002 to 2005, there were an average of 150 deaths per year. (i believe in the usa). ...Read more

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What are some early indicators of autism in infants, for people who have an autistic child?

What are some early indicators of autism in infants, for people who have an autistic child?

Watch the child: Red flags: lack of or regression of language development, lack of pointing to objects, lack of eye contact, doesn't play with toys in a 'typical fashion'. More obsessed with the parts of toys (eg wheels) than the toy itself. Intense interest in certain objects. Repetative movements, toe walking, lack or normal bowel movements (either too loose or too hard, or alternating). None for sure, . ...Read more

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Are people with aspergers at higher risk for substance abuse?

Are people with aspergers at higher risk for substance abuse?

No: I'm not aware of any data on this, but in general individuals with ASD are less likely to be risk-takers, more likely to be under the watchful eye of an adult, and less likely to congregate unsupervised with peers who are experimenting with substances of abuse. Among my fairly substantial patient population, i've not seen any problems, even with marijuana. ...Read more

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How come there aren't many elderly adults with birth defects?

How come there aren't many elderly adults with birth defects?

Birth defects: Well birth defects are the number one cause of infant death. So many people with birth defects don't survive childhood. But more adults than you think have birth defects. And better medical care for children with birth defects helps them to survive longer. ...Read more

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Are there any mentally retarded people who are also savants, like in autism?

Are there any mentally retarded people who are also savants, like in autism?

Definitions change: The original term was "idiot savant." the reason these rare individuals are of such interest is that often their overall capabilities, what most of us would think of as intelligence, is quite low, and yet in one or two specific areas, they have skills vastly superior to the average population. The term "autistic savant" is now preferred, but mental retardation usually is a part of the picture. ...Read more

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How prevalent is HIV among people?

How prevalent is HIV among people?

US CDC says:: About 1.1 million people in the United States were living with HIV at the end of 2010, the most recent year this information was available. Of those people, about 16% do not know they are infected. These numbers come from the centers for disease control. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/statistics.html. ...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 some common learning disabilities in children who have cardiac problems?

What are some common learning disabilities in children who have cardiac problems?

Varies : Some congenital heart problems r associated with learning problems. Some genetic disorders are associated with both too. Secondary learning problems can occur in babies delivered before 38 weeks (for example if the cardiac prob caused labor) or subjected to major health problems in the first month of life. If the heart problem causes decreased blood oxygen, then the developing brain can suffer. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder negatively affecting a person's socialization, communication, and interests. It is usually detected in the first ...Read more