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Are learning disabilities hereditary?

Are learning disabilities hereditary?

Sometimes: Some forms of LD, such as certain types of dyslexia, are clearly inherited, others are not. Its always useful to ask about relatives, especially parents when evaluated LD> ...Read more

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Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder considered infantile features?

Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder considered infantile features?

Adults fear it too.: Fear of abandonment is, if we're honest, wide spread. Panic and terrible reactive behaviors are, fortunately, rare and might be seen in bpd. I think the word "infantile" refers to the basis of the problem. That it begins when a baby experiences ongoing stress from questionable parenting - even including actual or temporary abandonment. It disrupts the development of trust which is critical. ...Read more

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Are personality traits inherited?

Are personality traits inherited?

For 30-60% of people: Multiple studies have shown that many personality traits are more inherited than acquired, showing a 30-60% range in the influence of inheritance. Most studies seem to show over 50% is based on genetics, and the rest on environment. That is not to say that family does not have substantial influence on personality development - studies say they can mitigate personalities but not change them. ...Read more

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Do adolescents with conduct disorder develop antisocial behavior due to some genetic trait?

Do adolescents with conduct disorder develop antisocial behavior due to some genetic trait?

Nature/nurture: There is a nature and nurture component in personality disorders such as conduct disorder, psychopathy/sociopathy (AKA antisocial personality disorder) however it's not a question of genetics or environment, it's usually a combination of the two. ...Read more

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Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder labeled as infantile?

Are abandonment fears in borderline personality disorder labeled as infantile?

Many adults fear it.: Fear of abandinment is, if we're honest, fairly wide spread. Panic and terrible reactive behaviors are, fortunately, rare and might be seen in bpd. I think the word "infantile" refers to the basis of the problem. That it begins when a baby experiences ongoing stress from questionable parenting - even including actual or temporary abandonment. It disrupts the development of trust which is critical. ...Read more

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Is stuttering psychological genetic or physiological?

Is stuttering psychological genetic or physiological?

Both Psych & Genetic: The physiological component is how either one of the two manifests itself. Psychological factors weigh in as stresses and genetic factors as predispositions. My opinion is that stuttering does not exist unless there are both psychological and genetic factors involved. It's fascinating to me that most stutterers can speak clearly if they sing their words. Not such a bad world if we all sang more? ...Read more

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Anyone ever hear of nonverbal learning disorder?

Anyone ever hear of nonverbal learning disorder?

Yes: These are more common in young children. You should seak a child psychologist or a child psychiatrist who specializes in learning disabilities and they will be better able to explain whether someone has it and how to deal with it. ...Read more

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Is developing inappropriate facial expressions a symptom of dementia?

Is developing inappropriate facial expressions a symptom of dementia?

Possibly...: If one has dementia, that could explain such symptoms; otherwise, emotional, neuropsychological and/or organic factors would need to be explored. ...Read more

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Patuitary tumours .... Mental illness irational thinking aggression are these normal symptoms?

Patuitary tumours .... Mental illness irational thinking aggression are these normal symptoms?

No, not normal: No, it's not normal to have a mental illness, irrational thinking, or aggression. Pituitary tumors can cause endocrine & other changes, and these can affect how you view & respond to others. Please see your physician as soon as possible about the symptoms you're having. ...Read more

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Hi,I have petit mal.does atypical absences seizures causes learning difficulties.

Hi,I have petit mal.does atypical absences seizures causes learning difficulties.

Yes: Having frequent absence seizures can interfere with being aware of what is being taught and interfere with learning ...Read more

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Are delusions of grandeur linked to mental disorder?

Are delusions of grandeur linked to mental disorder?

Yes: Delusions of grandeur can be part of several mental disorders, such as mania, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. Delusions are fixed, false beliefs that do not budge even when confronted with contradicting information. So, these show lack of reality contact -- a cardinal sign of mental disorder. ...Read more

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Is asperger's syndrome caused by genetic, environmental or epigenetic reasons?

Is asperger's syndrome caused by genetic, environmental or epigenetic reasons?

No one knows: Asperger's syndrome now has been incorporated into autism spectrum disorders, which a great deal of work is being done to answer your question. We believe that genetics plays a major role as well as abnormalities in the neurological function in the brain. Environmental issues seem only to treatment and support of the illness. ...Read more

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What is a learning disorder characterized by difficulty in verbal expression?

What is a learning disorder characterized by difficulty in verbal expression?

LD= verbal/nonverbal: Most learning disabilities fall into one of two categories: verbal and nonverbal. People with verbal learning disabilities have difficulty with words, both spoken and written. The most common and best-known verbal learning disability is dyslexia, which causes people to have trouble recognizing or processing letters and the sounds associated with them. ...Read more

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Anyone familiar with revertant mosaicism and epidermolysis bullosa?

Anyone familiar with revertant mosaicism and epidermolysis bullosa?

Revertant Mosaiciam: Revertant mosaicism or natural gene therapy is the somatic reversion of an inherited mutation, thereby partially or completely restoring the phenotype. In eb this phenomenon is visible as clinically healthy patches, surrounded by affected skin. The underlying mechanism of reversion has been investigated in a cohort of nine patients. ...Read more

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Why tourette syndrome people have inappropriate sexual behaviors?

Why tourette syndrome people have inappropriate sexual behaviors?

Most don't: Inappropriate sexual behaviors would be very rare for somebody with tourette syndrome unless they had a second problem. ...Read more

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I have epilepsy does that cause nld nonverbal learning disabilities.

I have epilepsy does that cause nld nonverbal learning disabilities.

Possibly: If you epilepsy involves the right hemisphere of the brain and you have active seizure discharges coming from a focus in the right hemisphere, you may experience some symptoms of a non verbal learning disability ...Read more

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Could Parkinson's patients lose their facial expression?

Could Parkinson's patients lose their facial expression?

Facial expression : Facial expression can change, yes, as a function of overall slowness. Can be referred to as a "masked face". ...Read more

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Huntington's disease, hypersexuality or hyposexuality, how are these related?

Huntington's disease, hypersexuality or hyposexuality, how are these related?

They're not related.: Huntington's dz is usu. not assoc. w/ hyper or hyposexuality unless it affects the areas of the brain in the anterior temporal lobes. Early on, degeneration of nerve cells in the central part of the brain in the striatum or basal ganglia cause motor and emotional symptoms. Breakdown of nerve cells can spread to other areas of the brain later on in the disease. It's best to consult w/ a neurologist ...Read more