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Which questions would a doctor ask the parents of a child who is suspected of having leukemia?

Which questions would a doctor ask the parents of a child who is suspected of having leukemia?

Symptoms...: A doctor may ask about the following symptoms: new easy bruising, unexplained fevers, unintentional weight loss, bone pain, enlarged lymph nodes, extreme fatigue, headaches, blurry vision, and new nose bleeds or gum bleeding. Having a combination of these would be more concerning than just one. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a child with autism?

Superficially..: These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. There are varying degress of severity.Early dignosis and appropriate therapy improves greatly the prognosis.The cause currently is unknown. ...Read more

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Is there any medical condition where a child/teenager has a more higher mental age of maturity/personal development than his actual age would suggest?

Is there any medical condition where a child/teenager has a more higher mental age of maturity/personal development than his actual age would suggest?

Gifted?: Having an iq > 2 standard deviations above the mean (>130) is actually not typical development. Iq is a function of genetics + environment. Some gifted kids have social skills difficulties. Taking on adult roles is usually from environmental issues. Read the drama of the gifted child. ...Read more

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What are the biggest risks to a male child who has growing diagnosis of tourets, ocd, odd, disturbance of conduct, anxiety . Do?

What are the biggest risks to a male child who has growing diagnosis of tourets, ocd, odd, disturbance of conduct, anxiety . Do?

A good doctor: A board certified child psychiatrist would be the best one to help sort out the various conditions you mentioned. I would tackle first the one which is the greatest problem at the present time. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can having an intense interest in a particular subject (ie. Dinosaurs) be a sign of OCD in children?

Can having an intense interest in a particular subject (ie. Dinosaurs) be a sign of OCD in children?

Maybe, maybe not: Children may have an intense interest in a wide variety of things without meriting any pathological diagnosis. Also this intense interest in dinosaurs would not be enough to diagnose ocd, although it could be related. http://tinyurl.com/k2dftl4. ...Read more

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Is ADHD an actual excuse for a lot of misbehaved children?

Is ADHD an actual excuse for a lot of misbehaved children?

Nope: Adhd is an inherited neurobiologic disorder affecting frontal lobe function worsened by intrauterine neurotrauma/alcohol/ nicotine exposure. Mri studies have shown it to exist. In fact if it goes untreated, the person's brain will never grow to normal size.See health my files on adhd or http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/complete-index.Shtml. ...Read more

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What is the probability of a parents passing lupus onto their children?

What is the probability of a parents passing lupus onto their children?

Possibly: When family members have autoimmune diseases, there is always a risk that other family members may develop an autoimmune disease though it may not be same exact disease. Autoimmune diseases can't be predicted based on genetics alone---there other enviromental factors that may affect their development. ...Read more

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Can a history of being on the bad end of child abuse cause an avoidant personality disorder?

Can a history of being on the bad end of child abuse cause an avoidant personality disorder?

Avoidant: Personality disorder is a pervasive lifelong pattern of feelings of inadequacy, sensitivity to rejection, etc.. It’s highly doubtful that APD or other personality disorders, would be a result of childhood trauma. Trauma can make one susceptible to mood and anxiety disorders, most commonly. Regardless, seeing a therapist and a psychiatrist is the best recommendation given your history. ...Read more

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What is the probability of the sibling of someone with autism having an autistic child?

What is the probability of the sibling of someone with autism having an autistic child?

Suggestions: If the child with autism had a genetic microarray & dna probe for fragile x, his/her parents may be willing to share the results. Also, a 3-generation family history of the prospective father and mother is warranted, not just for autism, but for other medical and psychiatric conditions that may be related. A prenatal genetic counselor (www.Nsgc.Org) may then be able to discuss risks. ...Read more

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Is there a link between witnessing domestic violence as a child and schizophrenia?

Is there a link between witnessing domestic violence as a child and schizophrenia?

As the precise: Cause of schizophrenia is unknown, we don't know. However, risk factors include stressful life circumstances is a risk factor, but not the cause of the illness. ...Read more

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What're some characteristics of a child with diabetes?

What're some characteristics of a child with diabetes?

Type 1 or 2: Children that develop type 2 diabetes are usually obese at the time of diagnosis. Children with type 1 are usually lean, and present with a history of weight loss. Warning since 20% of our children are overweight you sometimes have a hard time determening which type of diabetes at the begining. ...Read more

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Once a child has traits of antisocial personality disorder, is there any hope of reversing the traits?

Once a child has traits of antisocial personality disorder, is there any hope of reversing the traits?

YES: Child learns from example. People around him should show love, respect, friendliness , kindness and other positive behavior for him to follow.Soon he will realize the negative attitude he is showing and later grow up to a responsible loving person. Thank god! ...Read more

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Would like resources in understanding how being abused for a year by a teacher shaped my adult personality. Looking for personal insight/per. Growth.?

Would like resources in understanding how being abused for a year by a teacher shaped my adult personality. Looking for personal insight/per. Growth.?

Break the cycle: Abusers are often survivors of abuse themselves. You cannot change what happened in the past, but you can change how you interpret what happened, and you can change your present interactions with others. You need to break the cycle of abuse, which can manifest in many ways, including your personality. Joining a support group, seeing a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist may help. ...Read more

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What kind of behaviors in a child would get diagnosed as bipolar disorder?

What kind of behaviors in a child would get diagnosed as bipolar disorder?

Multiple Problems: Bipolar disorder in children usually includes high levels of hyperactivity along with severe problems related to the mood. There may be dramatic and inpredictable mood swings, or there may be a mixture of depression with irritability or euphoria occurring within short periods of time. Impulsivity is frequently present with severe behavior problems. Temper outbursts and aggression may occur. ...Read more

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What hardships would a parent encounter when raising a child with neurofibromatosis?

What hardships would a parent encounter when raising a child with neurofibromatosis?

Unfortunately, many.: Neurofibromatosis (nf) is a progressive, lifelong condition that is associated with growths in the brain, spine, eye area, heart, skin, &/or bone, as well as lung & hearing problems. A child with nf requires regular follow up with a pediatrician and multiple subspecialists to address any complications from these growths. Medication and even surgery can be required, as can educational support. ...Read more

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My daughter is four. I'm worried about her development. Is autism an inherited trait or a developmental trait based on the child's environment?

Inherited latest: The latest thinking is that genes play a strong role. Much research is ongoing in autism genetics with some great discoveries. If you are concerned about her development, then I'm concerned too! At your daughter's age, she should be able to have a thorough evaluation and reach a diagnosis of developmental disorder, or not. Start with your general pediatrician and seek specialty care if necessary ...Read more

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What questions might a doctor ask the parents of a child who is suspected of having leukemia?

What questions might a doctor ask the parents of a child who is suspected of having leukemia?

Care givers, and num: The first and most important aspect in taking care of a child is to identify the type of leukemia. However, the main two questions for a doctor to ask are: 1- a child with leukenia needs full time physical and psychological support, for that reason the dr. Needs to identify the proper care givers. 2- it is very important the availability of full siblings to prepare for possible bone transplant. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a teen with autism?

What are the characteristics of a teen with autism?

Autism: Impaired social interaction like withdrawn or unfriendly not talking a lot to peer group.Steriotyped and repetitive patterns of behavior sometimes mentally retarted with communication problems. ...Read more

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