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Autism Among Mennonites People
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It all depends on the degree of illness. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What're some good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults (schizophrenia, stroke, bipolar)?
Group therapy: Your local mental health center (csb) is best resource. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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