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Do Adopted Children Have A Higher Rate Of Ptsd
Possibly: Why certain people develop ptsd and others don't isn't clear. There is agreement that children subjected to traumatic life situations and experiences are more likely to wind up being put up for adoption. That may fuel the "common wisdom" that adopted children have a higher rate of ptsd than other children. If true it's most likely that trauma prior to adoption is to blame. Comorbidity exists also. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not Normally: I am not aware of any such research that would support that hypothesis. Individuals with asperger's disorder do not display any cognitive impairments and while they are speaking may be for a formalized, it does not necessarily mean they are themselves highly intelligent tend to be fairly intelligent. ...Read more
Theory: The popular theory is that people who have high iq's have a more accurate perception of the world and therefore see that the world as a depressing place. This does not mean that you have to be depressed if you have a high iq. When people with depression and high iq's get treatment, usually their lives get better and their iq's never go down. ...Read more
Breast, melanoma: There does seem to be a correlation between length of time as a flight attendant and increased risk of cancer above the general population, particularly breast cancer and melanoma, as per an icelandic study in 2001. It likely is in part due to increased exposure to cosmic radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate? Do we have fewer doctors who specialize in pregnancy?
Is there a higher incidence of shopping addiction in people who are learning disabled with impulse control issues?
My 7yr.Old daughter has fasnadhd.Do kids w FAS have a higher rate than normal kids of gettn ADHD n other emotional/mental disorders?
Yes: Fetal alcohol syndrome is known to be a preventable cause of developmental disabilities, retardation, and physical problems. "behavior problems in FAS are manifold, including unpredictable extreme mood swings, impulsiveness, diminished judgment, attention deficit, lack of normal self-discipline, irresponsibility, and difficulty taking social cues".. (medicinenet.Com). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does having tics as a young child mean that a child will have a higher likelihood of epilepsy later in life?
Why do you ask?: No one knows what asperger's really is and there's no reliable way of spotting it. What I do know is that people of any age who are stigmatized as "weird" and mistreated as a result by parents or peers are at much greater risk. Asperger's offers some tremendous advantages; being taught people skills, getting into a strength sport ; succeeding in an "aspie" career are life-savers. ...Read more
Do children and adolescents have differential response rates in placebo-controlled trials of fluoxetine?
Due to a recent study, it is said that people who were victims of child abuse as a child have less grey matter in their brains. How do I increase it?
Many ways: Science is now appreciating that there are many ways to enhance brain structure and function. Among the most well documented are mindful meditation, exercise, Yoga, a healthy diet, sufficient sleep, and a sense of gratitude. Learning new things, listening to music, social connectedness, prayer and hypnosis are also good candidates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've seen a few psychologists who do social skill training for autistic people at a very high price. Is there any other option?
Social pragmatics: In addition to individual treatment, there are social pragmatics groups that give people an opportunity to socially interact and discuss their concerns. These groups give an opportunity to try out different approaches to managing social situations. You might contact the aspergers association and autism association for recommendations for these groups. ...Read more
Read that people who have lots of moles have a higher risk of cancer in general due to their cells telomeres& now I'm worried.is this proven ?
Individualize: Everyone is different. All must avoid to much sun exposure everyone must check their skin regularly. Having a mole does not mean it will change to cancer. There are many factors involved like ethnicity , climate or the environment, genetic make up and the any insults to the skin. ...Read more
Suicide is prevelant: Individuals with asperger's or autism are vulnerable to suicide if they feel rejected, isolated from others, and their self esteem is low. In my opinion, the brighter and the more aware they are about their difficulties (in particular socially) the more vulnerable they are to have depression; the more depressed they are the higher the probability for suicidal ideation. ...Read more
Yes they do: It is on the rise with teens due to social pressure and being isolated. Having teens notice their differences and not being able to handle the pain of social rejection or awkwardness. If you or someone you know is suffering get help and take threats and suspicious behavior seriously. better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more
Study needs to be: Replicated. I would recommend that you read the information on this at the autism speaks website. The correlation is not strong, but nevertheless may exist. The research needs to be repeated to make sure that the study is valid. This is how things are done in science.I have a grandson with autism, eg, who was not induced. www.autismspeaks.org/.../study-links-inducingaugmenting-labor-modest... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are those afflicted with ADHD classified as a 'vulnerable adult'? This is in regard to the 22 year-old grandson of a close family friend who has adhd.Two years ago, two adult men in their late 40's had asked him to move in with them. They immediately bega
Unfamiliar term: Not sure of the context of "vulnerable adult" as a specific label. Certainly, adhd that lasts into adulthood is associaated with a wide range of increased risk for bad outcomes, and certain individuals with adhd retain a social immaturity that might make it easier for others to prey upon them. However, that is far from universal and more related to immaturity than adhd per se. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read older fathers kids have a greater chance of developing schizophrenia, it doesn't run in my family at all but I'm terrified of it happening tome?
^'ed risk: ^'ed risk doesn't mean it will occur though. Men aged 45 & older had children with about twice psychosis risk as younger men per research by Brian M. D’Onofrio. See: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/27/health/mental-illness-risk-higher-for-children-of-older-parents-study-finds.html?_r=0. If you have specific symptoms get them checked out. An older dad doesn't mean you are doomed to be psychotic. ...Read more
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