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Doctor insights on: How Does Motor Skill Development Impact Movement Patterns

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How do gross and fine motor skills improve throughout a child's development?

How do gross and fine motor skills improve throughout a child's development?

Brain development : from 3 weeks after conception - 25 years dictates developmental trajectory in all streams. Typically, neurons form, migrate to correct positions in the cortex & send out axons & dendrites in correct paths to transmit signals across synapses. From then on, environmental input is key, because experience- dependent neural activity, aka LEARNING, modifies synapses & eliminates unnecessary ones. ...Read more

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Latest findings on when brain development--especially executive skills--is thought to be complete in most young adults?

Latest findings on when brain development--especially executive skills--is thought to be complete in most young adults?

see below: Most studies indicate by age 25 or 26, in males, the final frontal lobe development is in place, especially orbital frontal areas. Does occur a few years earlier in females. ...Read more

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Is sertraline for people with anxiety? My psychiatrist prescribed me it. I didn't feel comfortable with him as he had no social skills whatsoever, but my certified relationship development consultant (who was present during our meeting) said he was fine.

Is sertraline for people with anxiety? My psychiatrist prescribed me it. I didn't feel comfortable with him as he had no social skills whatsoever, but my certified relationship development consultant (who was present during our meeting) said he was fine.

Yes, : Yes, sertraline (or zoloft) is used for anxiety. It will usually take 2 to 6 weeks for the medication to have it's full effect. Unless your thoughts are racing from anxiety, it should not slow them down. It should not prevent you from having or expressing feelings. ...Read more

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I'm 26w pregnant today. My baby's movement patterns are different during the weekend than when i'm at work. She doesn't move as much. Concern?

I'm 26w pregnant today. My baby's movement patterns are different during the weekend than when i'm at work. She doesn't move as much. Concern?

Fetal movement: Probably not. At that gestation, movements are not as forceful ; you are not expected to feel all of them. When you are distracted by work, telephone calls, other children, etc, you are less likely to feel the majority of movements. If you note that you haven't felt the baby moving, take a few minutes, or an hour ; concentrate just on movement ; most likely you will feel it. If not call your dr. ...Read more

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What is a tic ?!i have heard it many times from doctors but i don't know what it means, i think it might be related to some kind of movement pattern!

What is a tic: A tic is an involuntary motor movement. They usually start as a single tic but other patterns are multiple tics starting at the same time and tics that wax and wane, one type replacing another. There are medications that can modify the course of tics. ...Read more

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I just started taking 150 mg wellbutrin, (bupropion) will it impact my motor skills and driving a car?

I just started taking 150 mg wellbutrin, (bupropion) will it impact my motor skills and driving a car?

Be careful.: You should always be careful driving or operating machinery when taking a medication for the first time, including wellbutrin (bupropion). Most people however do not experience significant sedation or coordination difficulties when starting wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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AfterHeart OP the intraventricular septum invariably develops an unuasual pattern of movement giving idea that LV function not as good as before,true?

AfterHeart OP the intraventricular septum invariably develops an unuasual pattern of movement giving idea that LV function not as good as before,true?

Context? Symptoms?: Sounds like you are quoting a passage from an echocardiogram textbook. I'm not sure why you would, but the context of the quote is this: after open-heart surgery (cutting the pericardium), the septum (wall b/w right & left ventricle) swings AWAY from the chest wall (not towards it). While this may make it *appear* as if the LVEF is "not as good", it may be. Cardiologist have to measure differentl ...Read more

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Rectal pain and unable to make a bowel movement. Impacted?

Rectal pain and unable to make a bowel movement. Impacted?

Impaction is likely.: Please call your doctor to determine the best cleanout protocol for you based on your medical history. ...Read more

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My 4 years old son is suffering from uncordinated movement and loss of speech as a result of mild cp.What therapy can I offer to assist his movement?

My 4 years old son is suffering from uncordinated movement and loss of speech as a result of mild cp.What therapy can I offer to assist his movement?

Help for mild cp: A speech pathologist should be able to help your child with communication issues. In addition to verbal communication, there are technologies to help communicate. Consult a psysiatrist (rehabilitation doctor), or pediatric neurologist and a physical therapist for help with his motor activity. You may find a coordinated program by contacting the cerebral palsy association or easter seals. ...Read more

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How worried should I be about a positive ANA diffuse patern titer 1:640. Aches and pains in the morning that diminish with movement. Negative rf...?

How worried should I be about a positive ANA diffuse patern titer 1:640.  Aches and pains in the morning  that diminish with movement.  Negative rf...?

ANA is just a blood : ANA is just a blood test. It all depends on your evaluation. Your rheumatologist will evaluate the bloodwork and the clinical findings and see if there is a specific diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the chance of a child having a twisted bowel due to severe impaction? Giving senokot (senna) at bedtime one time no large movement yet tried supposito

What is the chance of a child having a twisted bowel due to severe impaction? Giving senokot (senna) at bedtime one time no large movement yet tried supposito

Needs some help: I would take her to your pcp and see if s/he can help you get this painful process some help.I end up sending 1 kid every year or two to the x-ray department where they use a soluable contrast material to loosen and wash out the lower bowel.The study will also reveal some enlargement of the colon from stool retention. Agressave daily emptying and oral wetting agents can help this resolve. ...Read more

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My son has rapid horizontal eye movement for 5-10 minutes after wakening from naps. it repeats a pattern. is this serious?

My son has rapid horizontal eye movement for 5-10 minutes after wakening from naps. it repeats a pattern. is this serious?

Nystagmus: is always a cause for concern. Some causes are serious, and others are not. Only a physician who has the benefit of a full physical exam and testing results can attest to how serious this is in your son. ...Read more

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I have not produced a bowel movement in 39 days. Xrays and cts came back showing impaction but nothing serious. I've tried, meds, drinks, enemas etc.

I have not produced a bowel movement in 39 days. Xrays and cts came back showing impaction but nothing serious. I've tried, meds, drinks, enemas etc.

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): I recommend drinking lots of water and using miralax, (polyethylene glycol) this type of fiber works with your body and doesn't necessarily forces you to use the bathroom but lets you decide when you want to go. Each person has different reactions to fiber and some can cause bloating to some while others to have the same symptoms, so it is important to try a few to see which one works best for you. ...Read more