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Is Understands No A Symptom Of Misbehaving Child
Real: Oppositional defiance disorder (odd) is a difficult to manage behavior disorder which has a biologic cause. Severe discipline or lax discipline may worsen the behavior; you may need some advanced parenting skills to manage the behavior . The majority of children with odd also have adhd. Your doctor can recommend a behavior specialist to help you develop a workable behavior plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A child, usually in the toddler age-18 months - 4 yrs of age, child may display behaviors out of normal range: tantrums without stopping, not being consoled thru usual means, hurting others or themselves, any unusual consistent misbehavior. This should be assessed by a developmental pedi MD for other signs of abnormality as well ...Read more
What is wrong with a person who laughs and laughs all day for no reason? Is this a sign of a nervous breakdown?
Could be: Pseudobulbar effect; need to be evaluatd by a physician. ...Read more
Nope: Adhd is an inherited neurobiologic disorder affecting frontal lobe function worsened by intrauterine neurotrauma/alcohol/ nicotine exposure. Mri studies have shown it to exist. In fact if it goes untreated, the person's brain will never grow to normal size.See health my files on adhd or http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/complete-index.Shtml. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Long term: Add is, in my long experience, due to lousy diet involving all the "junk" that is so much part of american life today. You would not dream of putting the wrong fuel in your car. The right "fuel"for humans is god made food. And please remember that milk is designed for cows to give to their calves until they can eat grass! ...Read more
Not necessarily: It is a bit of a "red flag" to have a child to adopts an odd posture like emo, or punk, or goth, or something counter culture. However there are always other things that can lead a child there. Some are just drawn there, others gain acceptance by friends. Some children are outcasts for personality or sexual reasons. Childhood traumas can lead to odd personality quirks, but other things do too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby boy is a 1month+5days old and he won't look anyone in their eyes. Is it true that is a sign of Autism or Developmental delays ?
Concerning: Visual development in infants is stimulated by contrast, so young infants will often look at the edge of your face or head rather than the eyes, but some brief eye contact, particularly when nursing, is expected. Pediatric ophthalmologists can evaluate your baby for vision loss, otherwise careful monitoring by your pediatrician can help early diagnosis of autism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Intermittent expolos: Intermittent explosive disorder is a condition where a person has sudden outbursts. It can exist by itself or be a symptom of panic disorder, anxiety, adhd, dementia, seizures, neurologic disorders, as well as bipolar and psychotic disorders. Evaluation and appropriate treatment can greatly help but the cause needs to be determined. ...Read more
My daughter needs help with fine motor skills. Is this a sign or symptom of a learning disability?
Not necessarily: Delay of fine motor skills in and of itself does not necessarily correlate to cognitive delay. It may be neuromuscular in nature or a developmental delay that simply requires some therapy. Important information would include delay in other milestones. Please speak with your pediatrician for further evaluation and guidance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A 4 yr relationship there is unconditional love however there are lots of arguing and disrespect is this relationship worth working on or let it go?
Pre-school aged: Children with autistic spectrum disorder who have have good pattern recognition & rote memory for learning shapes, colors, numbers & letters & talk about their narrow, repetitive areas of interest like " little professors" may go undiagnosed until social demands unmask non-compliance for following directions for non-preferred activities & lack of interactive, reciprocal pretend play with peers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is it important to understand the stages of social and emotional developmet of a 2 year old child?
Expectations: It's important to know so you have appropriate expectations of the toddler. By knowing where he should be and where he needs to be headed, you can avoid frustration and disappointment for the both of you. You should not expect him to name all the presidents in order, but he should be able to self-feed and assist with dressing himself. Knowledge of what is appropriate is key to raising healthy kids. ...Read more
What is the prognosis for a very high functioning, happy and communicative child diagnozed with PDD nos?
It's good: If PDD is progressive developmental delay, and you have a happy communicative child, don't let labels interfere with your enjoyment of your baby's growth and development! all kids develop at different rates, and even though some children develop outside of the bell shaped curve, the prognosis is good if you spend a lot of loving time with them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 Things: In short 3 things- 1. Distractability more than what is considered normal, based upon observation of the behavior 2.Very impulsive 3.Difficulty with organization. ...Read more
Probably but depends: For most of human history there were no beds as we know them and in some cultures a child not having a bed may not be abuse per se. On the other hand in california one would have to ask why a child is not having a bed. Parental neglect is considered child abuse, as it deprives a child of what is needed for his/her development. ...Read more
If a person is weighing 55kg and his age is 24 yearold, is it ok? Does any symptom of mal nutrition is presence? Pls. Help
How tall?: It you are otherwise healthy, do not worry about being underweight. Have a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, low fat milk products; limit foods with saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one alcoholic drink a day; exercise about 30 minutes/day for maintaining good health. ...Read more
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
Enuresis: Depends on age of child, how long it has been, if only at nite, and if no medical reasons for it, usual treatment is establishing regular urination routine plus use of DDAVP (desmopressin) as nose spray or pills to keep the kid dry. Consult the pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Picky eaters: The most common abnormal eating pattern seen in children with autistic spectrum disorders is having a very narrow range of types of food he will eat. It's the picky eater of childhood taken to the extreme. He may refuse a certain food based on its texture or consistency, regardless of flavor and smell. Dealing with chronic constipation is a common challenge. Try to get a daily multivitamin in him. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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