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How can you tell if a child is faking a tic disorder?

How can you tell if a child is faking a tic disorder?

Monitor / film: Although some kids with tic disorders (under stress) can supress them to some degree, they often rebound with greater tic activity when no one is watching. One cool observation shows that kids under 8 or so are not aware of peripheral vision. If you monitor their tic behavior when they don't think you are looking it should stop in the fake. A videocam surveylance would give similar data. ...Read more

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How can I tell if child has a disorder?

How can I tell if child has a disorder?

Confusing question: You do not present enough information.A disorder of what ? Please start over.Questions are not linked on the site, so any question must provide basic info and ask a clear question. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs if a psychiatrist tells the state that a child is being abuse?

Can you tell me what occurs if a psychiatrist tells the state that a child is being abuse?

Required by law: Health care providers,teachers,docs,nurses are all required by Texas law to report suspicion of or findings of abuse.The report goes in to a central reporting bureau in Austin & is re-directed to the Child and Family services offices in the city involved.The type & speed of investigation is based on child age & the perceived threat. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a person has bipolar disorder?

How can you tell if a person has bipolar disorder?

Evaluation: A diagnosis of bipolar disorder is made mostly due to the presence of specific symptoms or characteristics. The diagnosis needs to be made by a qualified mental health professional. Sometimes, psychological tests can be helpful in distinguishing bipolar disorder from other problems. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a young child has ocd?

How can you tell if a young child has ocd?

OCD: Compulsive behaviors characterized by orderliness, conscientiousness, reliability and the desire not to make mistakes, to complete tasks by taking responsibility seriously. ...Read more

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How do you know if your child is bipolar or is just a problem kid?

How do you know if your child is bipolar or is just a problem kid?

INVESTIGATE: How old is the child? How long has the behavior been a problem? What is happening inthe child's environment? These and many other questions must be answered before a doctor has an understanding of the problem. Since a child may be reacting to the environment, be bipolar, have adhd, or many other problems diagnosis comes first, then treatment which may include the family out of necessity. ...Read more

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My friend has bipolar disorder, is there a way to treat it without going to a psychologist?

My friend has bipolar disorder, is there a way to treat it without going to a psychologist?

Seek consultation: Bipolar disorder is a potentially serious condition. Depending on the severity of the case, the disorder is best treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. Your friend can best determine that with a consultation with a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if someone has a split personality disorder?

What can you do to tell if someone has a split personality disorder?

No such thing: There is no such thing as "split personality disorder, " so I am not sure what you mean. Can you please rephrase your question, and we will try to answer. Thanks. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a solution to child depression?

Anyone know what is a solution to child depression?

Childhood depression: This is not somehtign you should treat ove rthe internet. The child should be evlauated by a pediatri psychiatrist and dignosed accurately and treated accordingly. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cope with a parent that has a mental illness?

Can you tell me how to cope with a parent that has a mental illness?

NAMI: I would suggest looking up nami (national alliance of mental illness) as they have free support groups for families of those with mental illness. They have groups everywhere in the U.S. ...Read more

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What is a conversion disorder? How can you tell if someone in your family has it?

What is a conversion disorder? How can you tell if someone in your family has it?

Get checked out: A conversion disorder is where a person has a physical symptom or symptoms without any physical basis and there are underlying psychological issues bringing this about. The person needs to have a physical evaluation to rule out any organic causes and then a psychological evaluation to determine the psychological problem and hopefully treat it. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a personality disorder?

How to tell if I have a personality disorder?

Think -Are, not have: A personality is what you're like, not something you have or get. It's not a disease, but a way of being that doesn't work very well. Borderline people flip between extreme attitudes of positive and negative on many, if not most things. It's hard for them to maintain anything for that reason. When they are pro, they love whatever it is, but it can and does change to con on a dime - and back again. ...Read more

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How can you tell a young child a loved one has schizophrenia?

How can you tell a young child a loved one has schizophrenia?

Information/reassure: Generally a good approach would be to 1) in age appropriate language let him or her know that the loved one has an illness, 2) explain the illness in terms that are meaningful and make sense, while keeping out the details that could be overwhelming for the child, and 3) no matter what, convey that the loved one is being taken care of well, and that there's nothing for the child to worry about. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone is faking a headache?

How can you tell if someone is faking a headache?

Malingering: Malingering is intentional deceptive behavior. There is an external/secondary gain present as the main motivation for the behavior. To tell if the headache is fake-a noticable difference between the level of distress/disability claimed by the individual compared to information obtained "objectively" through observation/task performance ability over a specific time period. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if bpd is a developmental disorder rather than a personality disorder?

Can you tell me if bpd is a developmental disorder rather than a personality disorder?

BPD is a brain-based: Mental illness or psychiatric disorder, not a personality disorder. Each child of a parent with bpd has a 20% empiric chance of developing it. In some families with a clear pattern of autosomal dominant inheritance, each child of an affected individual has a 50% chance. An MRI study in adults show reduced frontal-lobe volume; one in kids showed "multi-dimensional impairment", as in schizophrenia. ...Read more

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How easy is it for a (bipolar disorder) person to have relationships?

How easy is it for a (bipolar disorder) person to have relationships?

Learn the tricks: There are certain patterns in how other folks respond to you depending on your mood. It is really helpful to: (1) keep track of your moods, so you know what the other person might be thinking and (2) learn about those patterns so that you know how to respond when your partner feels you are totally caught up in your own activities (mania) or suddenly incredibly inaccessible (depression). ...Read more

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Please help! what happens if a psychiatrist tells the state that a child is being abuse?

Please help! what happens if a psychiatrist tells the state that a child is being abuse?

CPS investigates: Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, or a combination of any or of these. Abuse can also be neglect, which is when parents or guardians don't take care of the basic needs of the children who depend on them. The doctor must report all suspected cases of abuse to Child Protective Services. CPS acts to investigate allegations & if necessary may temporarily remove the child from danger. ...Read more

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How easy or how difficult is it for a person with paranoid schitzophrania to have a close relationship?

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How easy or how difficult is it for a person with paranoid schitzophrania to have a close relationship?

Schizophrenics: Chronic schizophrenics who have been clinically stabilized & are compliant with their ongoing treatment & have good social support system , do indeed form close relationships. ...Read more

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How can a doctor know if a child has autism or mental impairment?

How can a doctor know if a child has  autism or mental impairment?

See below: The distinction maybe hard to determine. However a good history and some screening tests will aid in the diagnosis. Plus observation is a very strong tool. ...Read more

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How to explain a parent's bipolar disorder to a child?

How to explain a parent's bipolar disorder to a child?

By good example: Depending on age, bipolar is a brain disease that can affect how someone feels and behaves. It can be managed with good treatment and healthy lifestyle and worsened by drug and alcohol abuse. I think it is important for children to know that they are at risk so that they avoid things that might trigger the illness and get early tx. Some of the best outcomes are in the children who headed parent. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a child is faking a tic disorder?

Monitor / film: Although some kids with tic disorders (under stress) can supress them to some degree, they often rebound with greater tic activity when no one is watching. One cool observation shows that kids under 8 or so are not aware of peripheral vision. If you monitor their tic behavior when they don't think you are looking it should stop in the fake. A videocam surveylance would give similar data. ...Read more

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How can I tell if child has a disorder?

Confusing question: You do not present enough information.A disorder of what ? Please start over.Questions are not linked on the site, so any question must provide basic info and ask a clear question. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any mental or physical disorders that would prevent a child from writing?

Can you tell me if there are any mental or physical disorders that would prevent a child from writing?

See Your Doctor: Your child's age is unknown. Writing difficulty points to learning disability (LD) written expression. Other forms based upon disability are reading & math. Up to 20% of children have a form of LD. Failure to recognize LD leads to low self-esteem, behavior probs, school failure, depression, & more. Early diagnosis is key. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a parent has gaucher's disease type 1, does the child get gaucher's disease type 1 or type 2?

Can you tell me if a parent has gaucher's disease type 1, does the child get gaucher's disease type 1 or type 2?

Gaucher's Disease: Hello Flopster555ii. The inheritance pattern of Gaucher's Disease is autosomal recessive which means it takes both parents to carry the affected gene to pass the condition to their child. Because the inheritance pattern is not always clear cut, I recommend pre-conception Genetic counseling for you and your partner. For future consults, my link is healthtap.com/vanessanealmd at code PNYTKV. ...Read more

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How can we tell that a 10month old child is infected with TB disease?

How can we tell that a 10month old child is infected with TB disease?

Risk factors: A 10 month old child has to either have a TB diseased mother, or have a very close contact living with him who has tb. More than likely there is travel involved. If there is close contact with a person with tb, then a PPD test or a chest xray can be done on the baby to determine the presence of TB or the risk of TB exposure. Generally if somebody close has tb, they will test. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell drug/medication damage on liver biopsy from disease process (for a child) ?

Is there a way to tell drug/medication damage on liver biopsy from disease process (for a child)
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Sort of: There are some drugs, such as acetominophen (tylenol) that cause a certain typed damage to the liver structure. Some chemotherapeutic agents can do the same thing. Otherwise, likely it will be difficult to distinguish from other types of liver damage, especially if there is a known liver disease. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my misbehaving child has an emotional disorder?

How can I tell if my misbehaving child has an emotional disorder?

Try this: If your child has behavioral problems in other settings, such as day care, schools, friends homes etc, when you are not present this is a red flag.If only with you present, it still is a problem, but less likely to be an emotional disorder. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if someone's dad has bipolar i disorder, can his child inherit it to a lesser extent?

Could you tell me if someone's dad has bipolar i disorder, can his child inherit it to a lesser extent?

Possibly: Bipolar disorder runs in families but there is no need to worry because it is not one hundred percent. You have to make sure that the person is aware of a slightly higher risk and intervenes early if some of the symptoms appear. ...Read more

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Both carriers of sickle cell anemia. What can you tell them about their chances of any child of theirs exhibiting this disease?

Both carriers of sickle cell anemia. What can you tell them about their chances of any child of theirs exhibiting this disease?

In theory 25%: Please remember these statistics apply to large population and therefore it is possible for a couple with sickle cell trait have children with and without sickle cell disease. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the likelihood of my child getting bipolar disorder if i'm carrying the gene?

Could you tell me what is the likelihood of my child getting bipolar disorder if i'm carrying the gene?

The numbers are: 35% or so a child will have it if one parent has it 75% if chance child will have it both parents have it. As far as a parent having it: this is done by history taking and interview observation plus the psychiatrist needs to get some information from those who are around the adult often e.g. a family member for example aka Only a psych eval can produce a diagnosis, no clinical blood test yet. ...Read more

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Just took my child to the doctor who diagnosed cat scratch disease. What is that? I need to tell the teacher.

Just took my child to the doctor who diagnosed cat scratch disease. What is that? I need to tell the teacher.

Infection: Cat scratch disease is a bacterial infection due to bartonella henselae. It is not likely to be transmitted from child to child at school, particularly if your child is being treated. This disease is a zoonosis (transmitted from animals, usually cats, to humans, and not from human to human. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my 7mo old child has hand foot mouth disease; there have been 3 cases in his class ?

How can I tell if my 7mo old child has hand foot mouth disease; there have been 3 cases in his class ?

Oral ulcers,skin ras: He may get ulcerative lesions in the mouth that are painful and small vesicular lesions one the fingers, plams , toes and soles of the feet. There is usally a 3-6 day incubation period from exposure till lesions appear. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your baby had Kawasaki disease? Worried my son may have had it but was misdiagnosed.

How can you tell if your baby had Kawasaki disease? Worried my son may have had it but was misdiagnosed.

Dramatic disease: These kids have 104-5+ temperatures foe 5-8 days, the white of their eyes are red without discharge, their tongue is red, their glands swollen all over, and often a platelet count is 3-4X normal.Skin around the fingers often peals late. It mimics a bad case of measles, only worse with more findings. I've encountered 2 in nearly 40 years,so it is rare. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a child is diabetic?

How can you tell if a child is diabetic?

Screening tests: Most will have glucose evident on a simple screening urinalysis. This can be confirmed by a blood test.Most children who become diabetic do so abruptly with rapid weight loss, ravenous thirst & hunger & eventual decreased alertness. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a child has asthma?

How can you tell if a child has asthma?

Asthma: A good history , physical and spirometry can help to make the diagnosis. Look out for the typical symptoms of cough, wheeze, dyspnea, sputum production. ...Read more

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How do doctors tell if a child has asperger's syndrome?

How do doctors tell if a child has asperger's syndrome?

It has its plusses: Junior focuses remarkably well on topics involving the mind, is likely to be the "little professor" type who's baffled by his peers, doesn't fit in, talks fast, and is poorly coordinated for team sports. You can't cure it, especially by exhorting or yelling, but social skills can be taught (get help), and these kids may excel at fitness / strength focused sports & later in tech / science. Good luc. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a child is allergic to antibiotics?

How can you tell if a child is allergic to antibiotics?

Several ways: There are several pathways that cause drug allergy. The classic one is immediate, ige mediated and usually occurs within 1 hour of exposure. There are other pathways which can be delayed from a day to several weeks. You will usually see a type of rash as one of the first symptoms in mos cases but that does not necessarily rule out a hypersensitivity reaction. Monitor all symptoms carefully. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a child in having seizure in their sleep?

How can you tell if a child in having seizure in their sleep?

Seizure activity: If your child is restless, fidgitty, drools or screams out in his sleep may be some subtle signs to look for. ...Read more

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How to tell if a child has appendicitis or just a bad tummy ache?

How to tell if a child has appendicitis or just a bad tummy ache?

E.R. Trip: This is something that needs to be assessed by a physician, likely in the emergency department. Appendicitis will tend to present with abdominal pain, fever, nausea/vomiting. However, abdominal pain can be so many different things, it's best for a doctor to evaluate the child. ...Read more

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