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How To Tell If A Child Is Faking A 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to tell drug/medication damage on liver biopsy from disease process (for a child)
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
Both carriers of sickle cell anemia. What can you tell them about their chances of any child of theirs exhibiting this disease?
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