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Doctor insights on: Do Adopted Children Have A Higher Rate Of Ptsd

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Do adopted children have a higher rate of ptsd?

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 more

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Do kids whose parent is a hyper mensa type have a higher risk of asperbergers?

Do kids whose parent is a hyper mensa type have a higher risk of asperbergers?

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

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I'm wondering why are there higher rates of depression with people who have a higher iq?

I'm wondering why are there higher rates of depression with people who have a higher iq?

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

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Do people who fly a lot like flight attendants have a higher rate of development of cancer?

Do people who fly a lot like flight attendants have a higher rate of development of cancer?

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 more

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Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate? Do we have fewer doctors who specialize in pregnancy?

Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate? Do we have fewer doctors who specialize in pregnancy?

Prematurity: We have a higher infant mortality rate than many of the other developed countries. This is multifactorial, one of the biggest reasons is higher rate of teen pregnancy and more premature births. ...Read more

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Is there a higher incidence of shopping addiction in people who are learning disabled with impulse control issues?

Is there a higher incidence of shopping  addiction in  people who are learning disabled with impulse control  issues?

Probably not: I have never seen any research on this. However, usually "shopping addiction" is a way to reduce anxiety or fear which can stem from various sources. ...Read more

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Do birth and death rates in the family bible have value to genetic counselors?

Do birth and death rates in the family bible have value to genetic counselors?

Definitely yes: Any records of births & deaths in the family can be useful to genetic counselors. Extra helpful if any info on health status, cause of death, age at death, how many children & any fetal/infant/child deaths. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Could people with asperger's have a high suicide rate?

Could people with asperger's have a high suicide rate?

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

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Do children and adolescents have differential response rates in placebo-controlled trials of fluoxetine?

Do children and adolescents have differential response rates in placebo-controlled trials of fluoxetine?

Don't know: I don't know about placebo controlled trials and the response rates. I know that in most cases of children and teens that i treat with fluoxetine, there is dramatic improvement in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I've seen a few psychologists who do social skill training for autistic people at a very high price. Is there any other option?

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

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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 ?

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

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Can people with asperger's have a high suicide rate?

Can people with asperger's have a high suicide rate?

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

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Interested to know if people with asperger's have a high suicide rate?

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

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Does being induced have higher chances of autism in the child?

Does being induced have higher chances of autism in the child?

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 more

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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

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 more

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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?

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