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Can emotional, physical, sexual and verbal abuse, control and threats during pregnancy cause such disorders as toutetts, ocd, odd, anxiety?

Can emotional, physical, sexual and verbal abuse, control and threats during pregnancy cause such disorders as toutetts, ocd, odd, anxiety?

Maybe not cause but: Certainly uncover or make worse any of those issues noted. Intervention should be done as soon as possible to protect the expectant mother & the unborn child. There is evidence to support the belief that children of mothers who have untreated psychiatric problems during pregnancy have babies who are at risk for behavior & mood disorders as children & adolescents or even later in life also. ...Read more

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Toxin (Definition)

Poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms;man-made substances created by artificial processes are thus excluded. The term was first used by organic chemist ludwig brieger (1849–1919). For a toxic substance not produced within living organisms, "toxicant" and "toxics" are also sometimes used.[citation needed]. Toxins can be small ...Read more


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Are all bipolar examples extremely negative? (having tantrums, licentiousness, gambling etc etc)

Are all bipolar examples extremely negative? (having tantrums, licentiousness, gambling etc etc)

Oh my gosh: I have spent time with people who were manic & hypomanic who were hilarious, charming, creative, fun & delightful (that was the good part). With the prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse among people who are bipolar - there tends to be more mixed states and less purely manic states. ...Read more

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Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

Are bed bugs any danger to a pregnant woman's fetus during early pregnancy?

No, They don't lead : To fetal loss. Bed bug bites may cause no sx's except for 2 small points where skin was punctured. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions with a clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings. ...Read more

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Grandma stage 4 colon cancer doing home chemo, is the sweat saliva fluid discharge toxic? Pregnant women n kids should avoid contact?

Grandma stage 4 colon cancer doing home chemo, is the sweat saliva fluid discharge toxic? Pregnant women n kids should avoid contact?

No: From cancer.Org: the only bodily fluid that could be considered 'toxic' would be urine. Men and women should sit to urinate to avoid splash transfer. Saliva and sweat will not have markedly amounts of chemicals. Just love on her as normal! ...Read more

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Chemicals, Toxins, illegal/legal drugs. Do they teach that all of these have a DNA sequence? ...learning about DNA, Protein, Antibodies/Antigens,ect

Chemicals, Toxins, illegal/legal drugs. Do they teach that all of these have a DNA sequence? ...learning about DNA, Protein, Antibodies/Antigens,ect

No: The chemicals you mentioned are not DNA. Some toxins are proteins, others are different chemicals. The gene controlling the proteins have a DNA sequence but the proteins and chemicals do not. ...Read more

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If an OCD sufferer fears certain chemical, how will erp (exposure and response prevention) be carried out?

If an OCD sufferer fears certain chemical, how will erp (exposure and response prevention) be carried out?

2 Main Types: There are 2 main types of exposure therapy that good for this. In vivo therapy invovles creating a hierarchy and systematically exposing yourself to more anxiety producing thought s , situations and chemicals. Imaginal exposures are sometimes use when real life exposures would be impossible or too difficult. They both are efective if applied right. ...Read more

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Behavior modification theory suggests that we can change behavior. How?

Behavior modification theory suggests that we can change behavior. How?

Reward The Positive: Behavior modification theory is based on a simple idea: reward positive and ignore negative behavior. Often used in parenting children. An example: 2 children are playing side-by-side sharing their toys are verbally praised and 5 minutes is added to their play time, a third child refuses to share and is placed in a brief time-out effectively ignoring the negative behavior. Consistency is the key. ...Read more

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Is it possible that drug use cause irrational and impulsive behavior?

Is it possible that drug use cause irrational and impulsive behavior?

Certainly, while the: user is high on methamphetamine or if the user has a " swiss cheese" brain from micro-strokes caused by " meth." Drug-seeking behavior can also be quite irrational. Many other examples come to mind-PCP, Cocaine, LSD..for example ...Read more

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Are weed wacker fumes harmful during pregnancy?

Are weed wacker fumes harmful during pregnancy?

If used in: well ventilated, outside environment they should cause no harm to mother or baby ...Read more

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Is aml related to environmental toxins like farm pesticides, fertilizers?

Is aml related to environmental toxins like farm pesticides, fertilizers?

Pesticides : Risk factors for AML tobacco use? Herbicides? Pesticides? – benzene exposure – xrt – topoisomerase ii inhibitors (e.g. Etoposide), alkylating agents – mds – other cell proliferation disorders cml, polycythemia vera, primary thrombocytosis, pnh. ...Read more

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Possible neurological effects to baby breastfed during mother's stomach-cancer treatment? (chemo etc.?) obvious mental retardation only or subtle too?

Possible neurological effects to baby breastfed during mother's stomach-cancer treatment? (chemo etc.?) obvious mental retardation only or subtle too?

Difficult to answer: Many things make a difference here - what chemo is being used, how long exposure, etc. Remember, your baby is going through tons of development of every organ system and chemo will harm this. While i applaud your wanting to breast feed, i can't imagine risking your child's development, intelligence and risk for cancer in the future just to continue breast feeding. Effects could be devastating. ...Read more

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Is impulsive behavior the first sign of future suicidal or homicidal behavior?

Probably not: The first signs of suicidal or homicidal behavior tend to be either depression or a general lack of concern for the well-being of others. While someone that impulsive may make a decision the harm themselves or others, we are more interested in suicidal or homicidal thoughts as a precursor to such behavior. ...Read more

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Could drinking and smoking weed during pregnancy contribute to autism?

Could drinking and smoking weed during pregnancy contribute to autism?

Maybe: Some of the toxins you inhale with every cigarette will enter your blood and travel thru the umbilical cord to baby.It is well documented that the newborn of a marijuana smoker will have a smaller skull volume ; the question of related learning problems has been difficult to sort out. Reliable data based on single agent exposure is not readily available. ...Read more

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Can fast sex shaken up or harm the developing fetus...cause any problems? Brain, etc? Sexual positions, speed, intensity are factors?

Can fast sex shaken up or harm the developing fetus...cause any problems? Brain, etc? Sexual positions, speed, intensity are factors?

NO: Having sex will not affect the baby. Use common sense of course and i would not have severe rough sex as repetitive trauma to the cervical area, may irritate your internal vaginal structures and thus cause possible problem with your pregnancy, BUT, in general, having sex will not affect the growing baby. As you get farther along, late in the 3rd Trimester, discuss with your OB/GYN. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Early pregnancy, love to garden. Any precautions?

Early pregnancy, love to garden. Any precautions?

Saftey: There are many bacteria and parasites that reside in soil. Toxoplasma gondii is dangerous secondary to its ability to cross the placenta. If you continue to garden make sure you stay away from any animal feces as well as wear protective equipment to prevent punctures from roses and open wounds that might become exposed to soil. You will be able to garden and have a healthy baby, just be cautious. ...Read more

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Missed Periods... Are there any other ways women can miss their periods...opposite- •stress, & •pregnancy?

Missed Periods... Are there any other ways women can miss their periods...opposite- •stress, & •pregnancy?

Missed periods: yes. Excessive stress. Excessive exercise that drops body fat to certain percentage can make your period stop. Malnutrition. And of course pregnancy. Hope this helps. Dr R. ...Read more

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Smoking cigarettes leads to paranoid behavior, axiety?

Smoking cigarettes leads to paranoid behavior, axiety?

Not usually: Cigarettes do not as a rule lead to paranoid behavior. Unless, you are 14 and smoking in the bathroom "cigarettes" laced with marijuana or other substance is another matter. ...Read more

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What causes some women to produce such excessive amounts of hCG that it causes all urine/blood pregnancy tests to be false negatives? (hook effect)

What causes some women to produce such excessive amounts of hCG that it causes all urine/blood pregnancy tests to be false negatives? (hook effect)

Natural variation: There are biological variations in hormone levels as well as other characteristics, e.g. Height, among individuals. The normal levels of all hormones have a wide range and this range is even more marked with hcg. See this site for more info though it does not address your question directly. http://americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels.html. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more