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Is it normal for kids with ADHD to be shy?

Is it normal for kids with ADHD to be shy?

It can be: Some children with adhd also have trouble with social cues. They don't always pick up on either the friendly encouragements or the "you're in my personal space" signs from others. They may feel that other kids don't like them. They can learn how to read social cues, though, through role-playing and socialization therapy. ...Read more

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A brain disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. ...Read more


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How typical is it for people with autism to be unempathic?

How typical is it for people with autism to be unempathic?

Autism and empathy: Empathy typically has to be learned more deliberately and is more of an intellectual exercise. The parts of the brain that react to emotional information and resonate with emotions of others are less developed as far we can tell to some degree. It is best to say that the empathy presented by individuals with autism is more shallow and less emotional resonance with others. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have kids with a man with autism spectrum disorder?

Is it ok to have kids with a man with autism spectrum disorder?

A Serious Matter: The decisions to take a mate and have children are likely the most important decisions we face in our lifetime. Our ability to have and/or rear children is dependent upon our ability to parent in a responsible manner and not dependent upon a diagnosis. If you select a spouse with a known condition, be sure that you fully understand the condition and especially the long term prognosis. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my 1-year-old to be shy?

Is it normal for my 1-year-old to be shy?

Yes: For some reason seperation anxiety is a normal part of development. It seems to be begin when the baby's motor development increases to the point where the baby is able to leave mom independently through walking and crawling. It is almost as if the baby is nervous about leaving mom's protection and reacts shyly. It does pass. ...Read more

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Is it normal for teenagers to be diagnosed with asthma?

Is it normal for teenagers to be diagnosed with asthma?

Not "normal": ... But not unusual. Only 3-5% of people have asthma, but the teenage years represents a very common time for it to develop. The best way to prevent it is to aggressively treat childhood allergies, since allergic children are much more likely to develop asthma as a teen. Keeping allergies very well controlled with the help of your allergist is the best way to prevent asthma. ...Read more

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Is it usual for an autistic child not to eat much?

Is it usual for an autistic child not to eat much?

Is he growing?: Kids with autism, frequently have trouble accepting different textures and flavors. As long as his rate of growth is normal, and he eats a variety of foods, stick with what he likes and little by little you can try adding new foods. ...Read more

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Is it normal for when a child begins to take ADHD meds for him to have insomnia?

Is it normal for when a child begins to take ADHD meds for him to have insomnia?

Yes, it's possible. : Some of the medicines used for adhd can cause side effects which may impact a child's sleep. Always review side effects and risks of new medications with your doctor and monitor your child for changes in behavior (and mood) with changes in and new starts of medication. Also, kids (and adults) with adhd often have difficulty winding down and getting to sleep as part of their adhd symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be shy/quiet and have adhd?

Is it possible to be shy/quiet and have adhd?

Sure: You don't have to be an outgoing person to have ADHD. The feelings of internal restlessness and impulsiveness should be recognizable though. ...Read more

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Is it possible for kids be born with bipolar if both parents have it?

Is it possible for kids be born with bipolar if both parents have it?

Higher risk: Children of parents with psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder have a higher risk of having a psychiatric condition themselves, but it is not a guarantee that they will have bipolar disorder. The inheritance of such disorders is not yet fully understood, but appears to be only partially genetic. ...Read more

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Is it "normal" for a child with asperger's to seem "more autistic" some days and more mild other days?

Is it "normal" for a child with asperger's to seem "more autistic" some days and more mild other days?

Yes: The level of anxiety may significantly affect the behavioral pattern of children with aspergers disorder. The higher the anxiety level the more autistic a child may appear. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your kid to have a speech delay problem without being diagnosed as autistic?

Is it possible for your kid to have a speech delay problem without being diagnosed as autistic?

Definitely : It is quite possible that a child has a speech delay and in no way has autism. The key signs of autism are impaired social interactions and restricted repetitive behaviors, in addition to impaired communication. ...Read more

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Is it normal for people with a psychiatric illness to be more sensitive to caffeine?

Is it normal for people with a psychiatric illness to be more sensitive to caffeine?

Caffeine problem: It depends on the problem., people who are anxious or have insomnia should avoid caffeine. The effects last many hours and cause sleep issues. I find that people with adhd often overuse caffeine in an attempt to treat symptoms. Unfortunately, this doesn't work so well and too much caffeine is hard on your body. It increases anxiety, speeds up heart rate and interferes with sleep. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 4 yo to be very shy? He talks very much at home and to people he knows well, but is very quiet around acquaintances and strangers.

Is it normal for a 4 yo to be very shy? He talks very much at home and to people he knows well, but is very quiet around acquaintances and strangers.

Very normal: What you've described is not at all abnormal. Always consider personality differences and a child's development stage. These observed behaviors may likely change with maturity and new experiences, but do not be surprised if your child is later seen to be more introverted. A four year old is still "undeclared." You can respect and appreciate his unique personality type and develop its strengths. ...Read more

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Is it normal for women to "play with themselves" and is it healthy?

Is it normal for women to "play with themselves" and is it healthy?

Masturbation...: ...is entirely normal both in women and men. It is perfectly healthy and no harm will come, as long as it isn't so forceful that it might cause injury. ...Read more

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How typical is it for young children to be diagnosed with hyperthyroidism?

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How typical is it for young children to be diagnosed with hyperthyroidism?

Very uncommon: Graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism in children and adolescents. The annual incidence is about 1 per 100, 000 children younger than 15 years of age. ...Read more

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Is it possible for children to have bipolar disorder?

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Is it possible for children to have bipolar disorder?

Bipolar: Sure. A good evaluation by a child psychiatrist will confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it normal for an autistic child to physically hurt another?

Is it normal for an autistic child to physically hurt another?

Not intentionally: Often children with autism spectrum do not understand social interaction. What may seem normal to them may seem aggressive to another. Often they do not understand their own strength. Often they explode with frustration rather than talk something out. These issues need to be part of behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Is it possible that adult with aspergers have "flare-ups" of odd behavior?

Is it possible that adult with aspergers have "flare-ups" of odd behavior?

Everybody has that: We all have times in which we're not ourselves. Aspies misunderstand situations -- or have a strong sense of right and wrong and forget how to be diplomats -- and can get very upset over things. Or the real diagnosis may be schizophrenia, which tends to have acute exacerbations not triggered by real-life events. Sorting it out is the psychiatrist's task. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok for kids with RSV to go to school?

Is it ok for kids with RSV to go to school?

Yes: Rsv translates is the cause of most common colds in season & ok as long as a child feels well enough to participate in regular classroom activities. Rsv is not considered as an excludable entity by the texas department of health services for schools or day care. ...Read more

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