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Bipolar Parent With Autistic Child
The lay term is manic depression. It is a mood cycling condition in which a person has periods of elevated mood & energy, little sleep, racing thoughts & grandiose ideas. The person may engage in risky behaviors, spend a lot or work a lot. These episodes alternate w/ periods of depression for at least 2 wks. The duration & severity of the manic sx determines the ...Read more
What are the possible ways a child can become autistic when it doesn't run in either parents family ?
Cause undetermined: The cause of autism has not been definitely defined. While it does tend to run in families, many autistic children are born to families without a history of autism. While there may be a delay in presentation, the cause is determined during fetal life and possibly affected by environmental factors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rarer in children: Than bipolar 1. And for good reason since it is a milder type of bipolar and often dependent on relational problems as a marker. So its subtlety gets really murky in the world of children and emotional symptoms. As far as I know there are no studies on this type of genetic transmission. I could be wrong and welcome other child psychiatrists to add if there is such data. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
20%: In some families the inheritance pattern is such that a 50% chance is likely. Otherwise, the answer to your question is that each child of a father or mother who has bipolar disorder has a 20% chance of inheriting it & manifesting clinical symptoms of the disorder during childhoid, adolescence or adulthood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By good example: Depending on age, bipolar is a brain disease that can affect how someone feels and behaves. It can be managed with good treatment and healthy lifestyle and worsened by drug and alcohol abuse. I think it is important for children to know that they are at risk so that they avoid things that might trigger the illness and get early tx. Some of the best outcomes are in the children who headed parent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Having very different parents by itself is not a risk factor and can even be considered positive.However its all in the delivery. The match between the parental personalities and yours is crucial. Its long been argued that giving mixed messages, putting children in binds of allsorts and a nnegative environment can contribute. Great questions to explore in therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any reason to believe that if parents take good care of a bipolar child, they won't need frequent hospitalizations?
Absolutely: The best privider is always a close relative, spouse, or friend. This is because that person knows the patient better than anybody else, they see the ups and downs of any medical condition. Believe me, we learn so much from patients and care givers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What happens if a parent suffered major depressive disorder- are the risks the same for the child to suffer either bipolar or depression?
Here are some number: One parent with bipolar disorder -> 35% chance child will have Two parent with ....bpd-> 75% chance one child will have With only depression in the parental lines the chances are much lower but there is research showing eventually genes for depression may have a common source and therefore chance is no zero. Again, so important to know both parternal and maternal psychiatric history. take care ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi can anyone please tell me what happens at feedback appointment /outcome with autism intervention team for child , parent appointment only thankyou ?
Parents become not : only integral members of the intervention team, they inform the team of family priorities, strengths & needs. The professionals explain the child's measured cognitive, adaptive & motor levels & the measured degree of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Then, the entire team creates an individualized treatment plan with outcome measures. See: https://www.autismspeaks.org/site-wide/uk ...Read more
Manic depressive disorder is also known as Bipolar disorder. Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more
Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
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