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Can A Child Make A Full Recovery From Ptsd Associated From Child Abuse
How can therapy help aid a child with severe mental disorders to prevent them from becoming a full fledged mental patient?
Reduces symptoms: Therapy can improve outcomes and change the trajectory of a child. The mechanisms are many including reduction of anxiety, reducing stress, improving adaptability, improving interpersonal dynamics and enhancing academic progression. Each of these phenomena can improve the prognosis of a child. For example, ocd treated with cognitive behavioral therapy shows improvements in brain function. ...Read more
Do people who had meningitis as a child usually end up suffering from learning disabilities as an adult?
Lots of variables: Your excellent question is hard to answer, because it depends on who died, age of child, effect on rest of family, and many other variables. Research shows that children who lose their mother before age 11 are at increased risk of depression as adults, but there are many possible explanations. Broadly, helping children grieve in age-appropriate ways is best way to minimize lasting impairment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of injuries can be fatal for an infant in a car accident vs. a child or adult? What makes the infant more likely to have fatal injuries?
Poor restraint use: Failure to use the correct safety seat or it use it properly can lead to preventable loss.An infant's neck & spinal cord is prone to injury fro crash forces.Forward facing infants can paralyzed or die when the cord is overstretched by the head snapping forward. Kids under 12, are too short for the adult belt to anchor their pelvis in a crash and are prone to abdominal injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With type a personality and overloaded at work for a long period of time can a person have a mental break causing anxiety little sleep etc?
Burn out...: Regardless of personality type, being overloaded with work over time will cause an work-life imbalance and will cause a familiar condition called "burn-out". This condition can manifest in many different ways, including anxiety, sleep disturbance, withdrawal and several others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone lying for a long period of time to a child about who their biological father is cause the child to become a compulsive liar?
More complicated.: A child learns behaviors by example, and if adults in their lives often lie, they will model that. Adults often tell "white lies" to avoid an interaction, ie, "Tell them I'm taking an nap and can't talk." Thirdly, children often lie to avoid consequences, ie, why tell the truth if that leads to punsihment Also, it depends on whether the child is aware of the truth or falsehood of his parentage. ...Read more
Yes and no.: There are no known cures for ocd, which tends to wax and wane over time. However, there are well-established treatments, both medications and behavioral interventions, that can markedly diminish the impairment OCD can cause and help the child continue developing normally in other arenas of life. Cbt has been shown to be especially effective in reducing the likelihood of future episodes. ...Read more
If a person is diagnosed with a mental illness how likely are the authorities to take a child away from him or her?
See below: Having a mental illness does not necessarily equate with one being a bad parent. It would depend on the type of illness, severity, response to treatment, and the parents compliance with treatment. ...Read more
Can a person overcome and heal from a psychological trauma on their own? Or is help from a professional help always needed?
Many people can: Heal the pain associated w past traumas. Some share w family, friends, clergy or other people who have had similar situations. However, if a person has been involved in a life threatening or horrific trauma & they have problems w sleep, hyperarousal, avoidance or reliving throught dreams, flashbacks or painful memories that are not resolving or are getting worse, then mental health care can help. ...Read more
If a person with a severe mental disorder raises a child, can that child develop that specific disorde, toor?
Possibly but...: It depends on the mental disorder and how it effects the caregiver and the child. Also, the genetic heritability of many mental disorders predispose the child, often to a greater degree than the environment. Still, if for instance, a parent has severe depression, and they are motivated to be compliant with treatment, see a therpaist, take meds if indicated, etc., then they can still be effective. ...Read more
PersonalityDisorders: are difficult to treat; however, if you want to make changes you are ahead of the game. Most people w' personality disorders do not think there is anything wrong with them. Find a good therapist and start working on the things that you are uncomfortable with about yourself, which are the neurotic parts and your strengths. It will take time, but is worth it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What activities would be recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury to gain back functionality?
Physical and mental: Most doctors recommend moderate physical activity to aid in healing, coupled with mental activities tailored to your injury. Physical and occupational therapists usually assist with this. However, it is important to stop as soon as you feel fatigued. And if you haven't already, see someone in a clinic that specializes in treating traumatic brain injury. ...Read more
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