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Is there a vaccination for a child who has social withdrawal?

Is there a vaccination for a child who has social withdrawal?

Social phobia?: Social guarding or, worse, phobia, can be paralyzing in a child or adolescent. If there are significant symptoms of agoraphobia (being anxious or panicky in crowds or with people) then you should take your child for medical care. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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Is there a daycare for childeren with diabetes?

Is there a daycare for childeren with diabetes?

Yes and no: Not specificaly for diabetes, but most children's hospitals will have a list of daycare that are willing to take care of kids with chronic illnesses. There are guideliness for care published in diabetes care journal for daycares that are willing to take care of diabetic children. ...Read more

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A friend of mine who is a male with CF wants to have a child. Is there any hope?

A friend of mine who is a male with CF wants to have a child.  Is there any hope?

Infertility MD: Males with CF may be infertile and reproducing may require ivf techniques. Genetic counselling is recommended prior to having children to evaluate the risk of the baby having cf. Speak with a specialist in reproduction / infertility. ...Read more

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Is there any suggested treatment for a 3-year-old child who suffers from congenital epilepsy?

Is there any suggested treatment for a 3-year-old child who suffers from congenital epilepsy?

Can't do it online : You need to see a qualified pediatric neurologist or a neurologist for evaluation and management, if this is not available where you are, then a good pediatrician would direct your child's care, best wishes ...Read more

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If a mother of a child has bipolar, is it possible for the child just to have depression?

If a mother of a child has bipolar, is it possible for the child just to have depression?

Yes, or none at all: The risk of passing bipolar disorder from one parent to child is 5-15%. (it's 30-50% if both parents are bipolar.) while the child of a bipolar mother has >5x risk of bipolar disorder compared to the general population, it's nowhere near 100%. Such a child could have depression only, or could be perfectly fine. Fortunately, "perfectly fine" is the most likely outcome statistically. ...Read more

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What kind of help should be expected for a child who has dyslexia in school?

What kind of help should be expected for a child who has dyslexia in school?

Varies: There are different forms of dyslexia that may require different approaches to treatment. Schools are supposed to have expertise in this area, and some do, but programs outside schools also can be helpful, e.g., fastforward, lindamood-bell, and others. The important point as a parent is not to give up. If what the school offers isn't helping, look for other evidence-based treatments. ...Read more

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Is there a psychiatric disorder that makes a woman claim to have suffered child abuse?

Is there a psychiatric disorder that makes a woman claim to have suffered child abuse?

25% of women: In some surveys of normal population, 25% of women have suffered child sexual abuse. Emotional and physical abuse would be higher. In psychiatric populations this 25% is much higher also. Psychiatric sequelae of such experiences include pstd, depression, other anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and various personality disorders as well. Such histories may accompany chronic pain disorders too. ...Read more

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Is there a disorder for children who enjoy pain?

Is there a disorder for children who enjoy pain?

I guess not: I am not sure if this is a rhetorical question. I guess, i know no such disorder, as i've never seen children who would enjoy pain. If you have more detail to provide regarding a specific case, i'd be happy to discuss that further. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for a schizophrenic patient who is a 24 year old male with no family history of psychological disorders?

What is the prognosis for a schizophrenic patient who is a 24 year old male with no family history of psychological disorders?

Schizophrenia often: Manifests in late teen young adult years. There are degrees of severity as well as types of schizophrenia. A real prognosis cannot be done on the net. Some folks manage very well while others are not so fortunate. The degree of cooperation with your son and his doctors is a major factor. Please don't blame yourself now or in the future. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there a link between witnessing domestic violence as a child and schizophrenia?

Is there a link between witnessing domestic violence as a child and schizophrenia?

As the precise: Cause of schizophrenia is unknown, we don't know. However, risk factors include stressful life circumstances is a risk factor, but not the cause of the illness. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to have a baby with someone who has a history of mental illness in his family?

Is it a bad idea to have a baby with someone who has a history of mental illness in his family?

Not Really: None of us have a totally " clean" family medical history, so there is always a risk of something. And just because there is a history, it certainly not mean the children will have the problem. ...Read more

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Is there was a diagnosis for somebody who is mumbling to himself and has repetitive behaviors?

Is there was a diagnosis for somebody who is mumbling to himself and has repetitive behaviors?

Non-specific: That particular combination of symptoms can be caused by numerous disease processes, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, autism, and dementia - all of which need evaluation and treatment by a professional asap. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is there a term for people who have an obsession with death?

Is there a term for people who have an obsession with death?

Necrophilia: Necrophilia is the term for obsessive fascination with death and corpses. Sometimes there is erotic attraction and involvement with corpses also. ...Read more

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What psychological effects are there for someone who was molested as a child?

What psychological effects are there for someone who was molested as a child?

No answer: Each situation is different and each person is different. There are many possible responses to this situation varying from no effect to an effect that will cause severe mental illness and/of dysfunction. ...Read more

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Is there a natural alternative to having a child vaccinated?

Is there a natural alternative to having a child vaccinated?

Yes.: There is nothing more natural than infant mortality, and nothing more unnatural than trying to prevent it. The natural alternative to vaccination is playing craps with nature and hoping you don't roll snake eyes. ...Read more

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Is there a way for a woman whose womb was removed for medical reasons to have biological babies?

Is there a way for a woman whose womb was removed for medical reasons to have biological babies?

Takes $$/effort: If the woman's ovaries remain, these can be stimulated to make eggs.At the appropriate time these can be removed and placed in storage.The fathers sperm are added to create embryos which can then be placed in a a surrogate woman who carries the pregnancy.This requires a fertility center with the technical skill and local /national laws that permit the procedure.It is not always successful. ...Read more