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Leukodystrophy: The most common symptom of a leukodystrophy disease is a gradual decline in an infant or child who previously appeared well. Progressive loss may appear in body tone, movements, gait, speech, ability to eat, vision, hearing, and behavior. There is often a slowdown in mental and physical development. Symptoms vary according to the specific type of leukodystrophy, and may be difficult to recognize. ...Read more
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I have raynuads dis. Lichen scelerosus atrophicusto many tests, its from 1983, great physicians learn from historic illness, its how medicine evolves
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Multiple: Multiple genes with variable expression could be from mother or father, or both. ...Read more
Yes: Grieving has been a part of life since the begining of time. All religions have developed strategies for dealing with loss. The process of connecting to a higher power and more importantly to reconnect with those who are still alive are a part of most religious ceremonies. But if grief becomes immobilizing and prolonged seek professional help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Gambling dependency: People get into gambling, whether live or online, and get "hooked" on it, much like getting hooked on alcohol or drugs. There is denial of the problem often, and unwillingness to seek help. It sometimes indicates other deep-seated emotional issues, but not always. See your doctor or mental health professional. Gamblers anonymous (ga) can be found in your phone book. Get help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do occupational therapists in mental health do? Do they get involved with any type of advising/ counselling sessions?
OT: They assess & treat patients with physical, mental & cognitive impairments. They also identify & eliminate environmental barriers to independence & participation in daily activities. They educate patients & caretakers regarding activities of daily living. They work closely with professionals in Physical therapy, Speech therapy, Nursing, Social work & the Community. ...Read more
I can't find out the main cause of hairloss i don't have genetic affect, no stress, no illness masturbation not linked with hairloss as doctors belive?
Masturbation: First. There is absolutely no truth to any myth that masturbation leads to hair loss. This is a lie and is easily debunked given that all men who can do masturbate or have masturbated and many of them have their hair. Second you cannot possibly know since there is no specific test that your hair loss is not in your genes. Most men do not know why this happens to them. But, it does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maternal and Regular: A few mitochondrial diseases are passed from the mother to all of her children. This is because certain mitochondrial genes are inherited from the mitochondria in the egg's cytoplasm (outside the "nucleus" that contains the regular genes). Other mitochondrial diseases are inherited the regular way, from the genes in the egg "nucleus" and in the sperm, that code for new mitochondria in the embryo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Docs, could a mental illness skip two/three generations, say from grandparents to great grand kids?
Heredity: Jews were isolated in communities in eastern europe when they were forbidden to mix with the rest of the populace. At some time about 300-400 years ago, a mutation occurred which led to tay sachs in that community. Since outmixture was not common, the gene stayed in that population and since it was recessive, it could propogate. Jews of that origin can marry and the disease shows up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: No physician is going to make any decision for you or your family. You need to know the disease you are dealing with, and the probable outcomes that you will face. The decision that you make will be made by you and your family. Your physicians will help in anyway they can, but it is your decision. I am sorry you are going through this and wish there was something else i could say to help you. ...Read more
Dr Russell Barkley: http://www.russellbarkley.org/ dr russell barkley, phd is a specialist in adhd in children and adults. He is professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the medical university of south carolina, at charleston. His work is extensive and very interesting. Good luck in your search. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gently and gradually: Children have the right to know when they have a problem, especially one as serious as muscular dystrophy. However, there are various types of MS that have quite different courses. Starting with validating the symptoms as "real" not imaginary can be a great first step. Making it clear they can ask questions and get real answers is the major goal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My fiancé has a sister with preder willi's syndrome... What kind of risk does our future child have...is it genetic ?
It's complex: Prader Willi Syndrome is caused by the absence of a small part of chromosome 15 either through a microdeletion or through a phenomenon called uniparental disomy whereby both copies of chromosome 15 come from the mother resulting in the paternally imprinted segment being absent. A more rare situation is one in which the process of imprinting is abnormal in the father. This is because the imprinting gene is defective. The greatest recurrence risk is in this latter situation. Although the imprinting defect can be a spontaneous occurrence there can be up to a 50 percent risk that a normal male sibling will carry it and father a child with PWS. Learning the details of his sister’s chromosome studies and consultation with a genetic counselor can guide recommendations for testing your fiancee and determination of risk for your children. ...Read more
What do occupational therapists in mental health do? They get involved with counseling or educating patients?
Teach living skills: Occupational therapists assist patients to improve their ability to function in life by focusing on improvement of activities and instrumental activities of daily living. They assess motor and cognitive abilities and assist people w/ disabilities in grooming, bathing, dressing themselves, & functioning in a work place. They counsel, help clients problem solve & teach the use of adaptive equipment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer