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Doctor insights on: Developmental Psychologist Dealing With A Six Month Pregnant Woman

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Can you be diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder by psychologist?

Can you be diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder by psychologist?

Yes: A child psychologist trained in the assessment of autism spectrum disorders can diagnose and treat pervasive developmental disorder. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Which do I need for a special ED student evaluation? Developmental psychologist, neurodevelopmental pediatrician or occupational therapy?

Which do I need for a special ED student evaluation? Developmental psychologist, neurodevelopmental pediatrician or occupational therapy?

Depends on question: Special ed students have many types of problems, and the type of testing needed depends on the areas of concern. They can includ speech and language, occupational therapy, phsycial therapy, psycholgoy, neuropsychology, and educational psychology, among others. Schools are mandated to work with parents to determine what evauations are needed and what steps are required to help students advance. ...Read more

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If a pregnancy with slow-rising hcg levels does go on to be successful, is there any greater chance of developmental issues with the child later on?

If a pregnancy with slow-rising hcg levels does go on to be successful, is there any greater chance of developmental issues with the child later on?

No: To my knowledge, there is no risk once the pregnancy is established. If you make it to the 2nd trimester (starting at 12 weeks) you should be fine. Good luck! ...Read more

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Worried I had very stressful and traumatic pregnancy. Daughter born full term and normal weight. But should I look out for any developmental problems?

Worried I had very stressful and traumatic pregnancy. Daughter born full term and normal weight. But should I look out for any developmental problems?

No worries: To my knowledge, there is no evidence that maternal mental/ emotional distress during a pregnancy impacts fetal development. Its a good idea for everyone, regardless of the pregnancy circumstances, to attend routine well child checks for developmental and physical screenings. ...Read more

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Can stelazine and seroquel (quetiapine) cause developmental delays in children whos mothers took the meds during pregnancy?

Can stelazine and seroquel (quetiapine) cause developmental delays in children whos mothers took the meds during pregnancy?

During pregnancy: These meds should be used only when clearly needed. Babies born to mothers who used them during last 3 months of pregnancy may infrequently develop symptoms including muscle stiffness/shakiness, drowsiness, feeding/breathing difficulties, or constant crying. If so, see doctor. No known causation noted for developmental delays. Developmental assessment and remediation is important. Best regards. ...Read more

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What can low potassium during pregnancy cause? Does it cause developmental issues to the baby? I'm 37w4d today.

What can low potassium during pregnancy cause?  Does it cause developmental issues to the baby? I'm 37w4d today.

Low potassium: Low potassium will not create any developmental problems with the fetus at 37+ weeks, but can cause muscular cramping issues for you as the mother. Bananas are a great source for potassium, naturally. ...Read more

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18 yr female ,med student diagnosed with pcos around 12 cysts six months ago will I get pregnant in my 26 s ?or is it hard !anything I can do now ?

18 yr female ,med student diagnosed with pcos around 12 cysts six months ago will I get pregnant in my 26 s ?or is it hard !anything I can do now ?

Weight control: Patients with pcos don't ovulate regularly so the chance of pregnancy is lowered. However, you can still get pregnant so plan accordingly. With treatment, the chance improves. Treatment options include weight loss, birth control, metformin, spironolactone...Try to keep your weight as normal as possible. ...Read more

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If a woman is diagnosed with genital herpes and years later becomes pregnant, what risks would the fetus face while developing or while giving birth?

If a woman is diagnosed with genital herpes and years later becomes pregnant, what risks would the fetus face while developing or while giving birth?

Varies: Birth defects are not an issue with maternal herpes. The baby is at risk of a severe infection from the germ.The risk period begins with the opening of the bag of waters if mom is actively shedding the virus during a recognized or silent outbreak.The germ can travel into babies system & lay dormant for a while or immediately cause infection.A c-section before labor starts can avoid the risk. ...Read more

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Are women diagnosed with pseudocyesis(false pregnancy) mentally ill?

Are women diagnosed with pseudocyesis(false pregnancy) mentally ill?

Psychological desire: A "false pregnancy" occurs in individuals who psychologically desire the same but in fact are not. The "ruse" is often carried on for some time to "engender empathy" from family, friends, or sex partners. When discovered to be not pregnant, a false "miscarriage occurs". The intent is sometimes marriage in the mild cases and worse in psychiatric patients. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Clinical Psychology (Definition)

Clinical psychology is a branch of psychology concerned with the assessment and treatment of mental illness and disability. A clinical psychologist ...Read more