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What factors may put a person at risk for suicidal behavior?

What factors may put a person at risk for suicidal behavior?

Suicidal behavior: Alcohol/drug dependence, severe depression, unmedicated bipolar disorder or any unmedicated psychotic disorders, catastrophic/terminal illness, just to name a few. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


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I'm looking for details on who in socal provides preconceptional counseling for high risk pregnancy?

I'm looking for details on who in socal provides preconceptional counseling for high risk pregnancy?

Info: One good source would be on the smfm website. It lists mfm's in your new area. That will help you choose hospitals with adequate resources for your care. The site is smfm.Org. ...Read more

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Are children who get the MMR vaccine at higher risk for autism?

Are children who get the MMR vaccine at higher risk for autism?

Fraudulent link: Several studies have disproven the link, which was originally published in 1998 by dr. Andrew wakefield. An investigation by the british medical journal (bmj) concluded that dr.Wakefield faked data and created an elaborate fraud, causing long-lasting damage to public health. In fact, the original study was eventually retracted in 2010, and dr, wakefield lost his license. ...Read more

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How are high risk obstetricians better at dealing with preeclampsia than regular obs?

How are high risk obstetricians better at dealing with preeclampsia than regular obs?

In selected cases: In certain selected cases with uncontrolled blood pressure, bleeding problems, premature fetus amongst others it is customary to involve a high risk OB /perinatologists in care of a pre eclamptic patient. ...Read more

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Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? Older nonmedical sib has poa.

Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? Older nonmedical sib has poa.

HIPAA strictly: Demands that medical personnel do not discuss medical care issues with anyone but the person designated by the patient. It appears it is not you. Don't get mad at the nursing home, your beloved government came up with the rule. If they are ever found in contempt, the home is fined and potentially taken out of business. So there's that! ...Read more

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If a child is an HIV carrier, can he be refused admission into school, for the safety of others?

If a child is an HIV carrier, can he be refused admission into school, for the safety of others?

Doubtful: There may be private schools with unusual rules, but children with HIV are at no risk to their classmates or teachers, unless they bleed on someone with open cuts in their skin. They should not be refused in any public school. ...Read more

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Can people file for disability with a high risk pregnancy?

Can people file for disability with a high risk pregnancy?

Temporarily.: Temporary disability can be easily claimed with pregnancy complications requiring restricted activity and specific therapy (e.g. Chronic placental abruption, preeclampsia, cervical incompetence, pprom, etc). Permanent disability is (thankfully) rarely the result of pregnancy in the us. ...Read more

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Is kissing a high-risk behavior, low-risk behavior, or a no-risk behavior for contracting hiv? I'm a high school student and i'm taking a health & physical education course. I'm having a hard time finding the answer to this question.

Is kissing a high-risk behavior, low-risk behavior, or a no-risk behavior for contracting hiv? I'm a high school student and i'm taking a health & physical education course. I'm having a hard time finding the answer to this question.

According : According to the center for disease control (one of the best sources for accurate information): "it depends on the type of kissing. There is no risk from closed-mouth kissing. There is an extremely low-risk from deep, open-mouth kissing if there are sores or bleeding gums and blood is exchanged. Therefore, persons living with HIV should avoid this behavior with a non-infected partner." for the sake of your homework, i'd go with no-risk. Below i've attached the cdc website on HIV transmission. Maybe you'll get extra credit for specifying the no-risk vs. Low risk behaviors. ...Read more

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Are people with aspergers at higher risk for substance abuse?

Are people with aspergers at higher risk for substance abuse?

No: I'm not aware of any data on this, but in general individuals with ASD are less likely to be risk-takers, more likely to be under the watchful eye of an adult, and less likely to congregate unsupervised with peers who are experimenting with substances of abuse. Among my fairly substantial patient population, i've not seen any problems, even with marijuana. ...Read more

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How safe is azithromycin? Have HBP, but controlled and stable. Read FDA warning about possible death in high risk individuals with azithromycin.

How safe is azithromycin? Have HBP, but controlled and stable. Read FDA warning about possible death in high risk individuals with azithromycin.

Safe but: It's safe if used as prescribed: Best determined by your doctor. There can be serious interactions and there are rare individuals are born with special susceptibility to its adverse effects. ...Read more

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Does sexual abuse as a child lead to a higher likelihood of failed relationships and promiscuity later in life?

Does sexual abuse as a child lead to a higher likelihood of failed relationships and promiscuity later in life?

Maybe: It all depends on the individual. "sexual abuse" takes many forms, and has many consequences. There is no single, or definitive, answer. ...Read more

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Does ADHD medication increase the risk of suicide in young children?

Does ADHD medication increase the risk of suicide in young children?

No: None of the standard medications for adhd are associated with suicidality in young children. Atomoxetine (strattera) has been associated with a slight increase in suicidation in adolescents and adults, however. Any time a new medication is started the parents or the patient should be in close contact with the doctor, communicating any concern that arises. ...Read more

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Are patients with bipolar disorder at high risk for suicide?

Are patients with bipolar disorder at high risk for suicide?

Yes: Studies have shown that 25-50% of patients with Bipolar disorder attempt suicide. This is much less likely to happen if prsons with this condition are in a good relationship with a psychiatrist and are on the proper medication . ...Read more

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Does prior exposure to stimulants in children with ADHD impact cardiovascular parameters from lisdexamfetamine dimesylate?

Does prior exposure to stimulants in children with ADHD impact cardiovascular parameters from lisdexamfetamine dimesylate?

No it does not.: All stimulants have the potential to cause a fast heart beat and inpact the heart if there is a sructural abnormality. Prior use of a stimulant does not effect the future use of one. If you are concerned, you csn discuss with yor prescribing physician or a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Is child abuse a causative factor for domestic violence? What are your thoughts?

Cause or result: Family violence is a multi-generational process.Kids who experience/witness it at home from people they otherwise love, will grow up to continue the pattern.Often kids are the victims of family violence/abuse because they aren't skilled enough to realize when they are in danger or agile enough to get out of the way. The process is a merry go round of recurring dysfunction & all loose in the process. ...Read more

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Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Terms delivery odds for high risk pregnancy?

Depends: Need more information of what you mean by high risk pregancy. The problem is needed to give odds. ...Read more

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Any parents out there with asd kids at risk for a second child with it?

Any parents out there with asd kids at risk for a second child with it?

Projected risk ~ 4% : The projected risk for any congenital heart defect ( all of them together) is ~4% after one. If either parent has or had a chd the projected risk increased to ~8% fpr subsequent pregnancies. Review of this issue as well as other family experiences with a genetic counselor can better define your individual risks with pregnancy. An estimated 4% of pregnancies have some unexpected issue (inclusive). ...Read more