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Middle Child Syndrome
Given no attention!: Middle children are stereotypically described to have low self esteem. Their talents are wasted because they tend not to pursue their dreams. They are lonely and jealous of others. They feel empty. Identity crisis is the common. There is also a lack of emotional support. This makes the middle child less confident and envious of others. ...Read more
Not getting enough a: Middle child syndrome is a child who does not getting enough attention and love because the parents are busy and providing more attention and care to the oldest and the youngest children. My recommendation to the parents is not to have children closer than four years apart. This provides enough age difference between the children to get the best care. ...Read more
Depends on mom's age: A woman's chances of giving birth to a child with down syndrome increase with age because older eggs have a greater risk of improper chromosome division. By age 35, a woman's risk of conceiving a child with down syndrome is 1 in 400. By age 45, the risk is 1 in 35. However, most children with down syndrome are actually born to women under age 35 because younger women have far more babies. ...Read more
Not enough data: Reye syndrome was a pattern starting with the flu or chickenpox treated with aspirin products.A fraction of these went on to liver failure and death. You have not given a reason why you gave the pepto. Reye syndrome has almost disappeared after we stopped using salycelates with kids.I avoid adult pepto in kids (there is a salycelate free kids pepto) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sibling has VCFS. Is it possible for me to be a "carrier" of microdeletion 22q11 and pass it on to my child if i don't have the deletion/syndrome?
Microdeletion 22q11: Hello Rosette. Inheritance of Microdeletion 22q11 is autosomal dominant & just one copy of the gene causes the actual syndrome. This prevents you being a "carrier" (silently carrying the gene but not the syndrome). Frequently, it is not inherited and a new gene mutation. For some, Microdeletion 22q11 can be subtle & diagnosed in adulthood so I recommend Genetic counseling due to a sib w/VCFS. ...Read more
CHARGE syndrome: You have to go to the major University Medical Center and find the geneticist and the Developmentalist who will be able to put you in touch with whatever resources exist where you live. Use the Internet too. ...Read more
Support!: Parents of autistic children and adults cope with issues ranging from guilt and frustration to financial issues, isolation, and sheer loneliness. You are not alone - and there are many ways to find support, rest, resources and friends. Check out: autism.About.Com/.../autismandthelaw/autism_legal_and_financial_... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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