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Can polycythemia in a child cause mental illness in the future?

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 more

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Mental Disorder (Definition)

A mental disorder is psychological condition or set of behaviors that either causes the individual emotional distress and/or results in impairment in various ...Read more


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Is it possible to prove that a mental illness/disorder was caused by been sex abused as a child?

Is it possible to prove that a mental illness/disorder was caused by been sex abused as a child?

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 more

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What to do for you to prove that a mental illness/disorder was caused by been sex abused as a child?

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

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Can smoking during pregnancy cause mental illness and physical health complications later in a child's life?

Can smoking during pregnancy cause mental illness and physical health complications later in a child's life?

Smoking in pregnancy: Advise to quit as soon as you found out u r pregnant. Low birth weight and other complications possible. Also if quitting now, it would do both of you good. ...Read more

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Do any vitamin or mineral deficiencies during pregnancy cause the child to have mental illness or learning problems?

Do any vitamin or mineral deficiencies during pregnancy cause the child to have mental illness or learning problems?

Possibly: That is why there is so much emphasis on good diet and the avoidance of ugly habits such as diet pop, smoking, caffeine etc. Hyperemesis gravidarum (nausea/vomiting in pregnancy is known to be a vitamin deficiency disorder no matter what you are told. ...Read more

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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

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I can never stay focused, even when I was a child; could this mean some sort of mental illness?

I can never stay focused, even when I was a child; could this mean some sort of mental illness?

Maybe.: There are any number of things that can cause trouble focusing. Why not make an appointment with a psychiatrist for an evaluation? You have nothing to loose and potentially a lot to gain. ...Read more

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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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What are some signs of mental illness in a child?

Erratic behavior: Mental illness is an extremely broad term. Any obvious and persistent abnormal behavior might be questioned. ...Read more

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Can a child be diagnosed with a mental illness or personality disorder?

Can a child be diagnosed with a mental illness or personality disorder?

Yes.: Obviously, a skilled mental health physician needs to make this type of diagnosis -- but that's what we are trained to do. ...Read more

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