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Can Polycythemia In A Child Cause Mental Illness In The Future
Possible but rare: Polycythemia, which mostly is an increase in red blood cells but can affect other blood cell lines as well, has multiple complications, mostly physical. There are rare reports almost always in adults of acute onset of psychiatric disorders such as psychosis or depression. This could be secondary to strokes, which can occur because the blood is "too thick.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To some degree, it: depends upon the diagnosis, age(s) when the abuse occurred, what is meant by the term “prove.”, etc. As an Ex: a pt w/ PTSD wishes to verify that their trauma at age 10 caused their PTSD for their personal healing. The journey would be quite different than if the pt asked a legal question. More info would be helpful to assist you-perhaps, speaking with your psychiatrist and therapist re: this? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do for you to prove that a mental illness/disorder was caused by been sex abused as a child?
"Prove" may be...: ...Too strong a word; but in an individual with documented sexual abuse history, and an existing mental illness, "contributed to development of a mental disorder" may be correct. False memories do occur sometimes, and may themselves be a result of a disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11936143. ...Read more
Can smoking during pregnancy cause mental illness and physical health complications later in a child's life?
Do any vitamin or mineral deficiencies during pregnancy cause the child to have mental illness or learning problems?
Is it possible that a cobalamin deficiency during pregnancy cause both the mother and child to form mental illness?
Child risk: efects: The child's risk is birth defects, including anencephaly and spina bifida and some other birth defects. The mother is more likely to form depression, anxiety, psychosis, or memory difficulties.I can;t find any literature on intrauterine B12 deficiency and mental illness per se. ...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
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