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Middle Child Syndrome In Adults
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
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
Can a child/adult with Down syndrome be prescribed Adderall or Ritalin (methylphenidate)? If so would it have the same effect on those suffering from ADHD?
Child. Psych: Should be seen to evaluate this question. Essentially looking to other reasons for poor attention or impulsivity hyperactivity problems eg. Psychosrimulants can worsen other conditions that may mimic ADHD - especially Anxiety, mood. And psychological tests for intelligence need to show that the child would be good candidate for the medication eg academic achievement and intelligence. ...Read more
Should someone with a history of hemolytic uremic syndrome as a child follow up with a nephrologist as a adult? Even if they're not having problems
Not necessarily: If your primary care doctor has checked your kidney function and it is normal then you probably do not need to see a nephrologist. If there is any residual kidney damage from the HUS then it would be good to see a nephrologist. Many people recover fully from HUS and do not need ongoing care by a kidney specialist. ...Read more
No: The injury pattern with shaken baby syndrome arise from their immature nervous system and blood vessels. Survival outcome varies with the injury and their ability to "rewire" the nerves around the injuries. Adults with a mature and static nervous system can suffer significant traumatic injury. Yet the pattern would be different and recovery afterward less likely. ...Read more
Is there an adult version of shaken baby syndrome? Is that what happens when a roadside bomb goes off?
Can taking baby aspirin when u have congested nose and slight fever cause reye's syndrome in adults?
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
Behaviors in DS: 18-23% have behavioral, emotional or psychiatric problems. ~ 6% have extreme aggression; 73% disobedient; 65% argumentative; 50% demanding attention; 6-8% adhd. Of the 10% with autistic disorder, ~ half have late regression with loss of language ~ 5 yrs., by which age > 50% of kids with ds are overweight. Low doses of Risperdal are used for irritability or aggression, monitoring wt. Gain & labs. ...Read more
Rett´s syndrome is a genetic disorder almost always affecting girls.
Genetic testing as well as a very detailed exam can give you answers. Typically girls start off with normal development up until about 18 months, sometimes the first symptom is the arms and legs get floppy, and loss of hand movements that are purposeful. It afects the brain, cognition and breathing patterns amongst other things. ...Read more
Difficult rewarding: Genetic condition is caused by gene mutation with problems of facial/cranial bone development. The medical problems come from these deformities. A loving, supportive & involved family is correlated with normal outcomes in alpert's people. There r many obstacles- surgeries, sleep apnea, frequent ear/sinus infections. Http://children.webmd. Com/apert-syndrome-symptoms-treatments-prognosis? Page=2. ...Read more
Seek out a licensed psychologist who is familiar with the spectrum. Here is a video on assessment http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=g7ke5d_115e
and here is my take on asperger's. http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more
Early Intervention: Programs for infants with DS accelerate attainment of motor, communication, self-help/adaptive & cognitive skills through OT, PT, cognitive, behavioral & Speech/Language Therapy from 0-3, then Early Childhood Special Education beginning at age 3 + individual therapies, if possible. Ask teachers & therapists what skills your child has mastered, what he's ready to do next & how to motivate him. ...Read more
Yes: Most often, down's syndrome, or trisomy 21, occurs in women over the age of 35 and increases with age. For people at risk, there are definitive diagnostic tests (cvs and amniocentesis) that can confirm or rule out a chromosomal abnormality. Also, most states offer comprehensive screening tests that inform patients whether they are at increased or decreased risk of carrying a down's syndrome baby. ...Read more
Very low: 99.5% of the time, there is just one child with rett syndrome in a family. This rare genetic condition occurs almost always in girls. It's caused by a mutation of the mecp2 gene on the x chromosome. The international rett syndrome foundation (http://www. Rettsyndrome. Org/) can be very helpful. ...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 more
Varies some: Many are screened with blood or ultrasound tests that depend on non-specific findings that may suggest it. When screening is suspicious, a more specific test is done. Some older moms elect the specific test first. Chromosome studies of fetal cells obtained by cvs or amniocentesis remain the most specific in confirming or excluding the diagnosis. ...Read more
Confusing question: This syndrome results when an egg with a pair of chromosome 13 (instead of 1) joins with the male's 13 at conception leading to a trisomy 13.This distorts the information in each cell of the body so many complex organs do not form properly (heart, brain defects, etc.).It cannot be fixed. These kids do not live very long. ...Read more
ASAP: There is ample research demonstrating that the earlier therapeutic intervention is initiated, the better the results. ...Read more
A real good book is called Asperger syndrome by tony attwood. You can purchase a copy from amazon, as well as other works by the same author. I highly recommend it.
Good luck to you. ...Read more
Information & choice: National Society of Genetic Counselors publishes guidelines to communicate with parents with diagnosis of prenatal or postnatal Down syndrome. Pregnancy outcomes such s still birth or miscarriage, Options includes continuing the pregnancy, termination the pregnancy, adoption after birth etc. Will be discussed according to parents values and beliefs. Also offer to meet with support groups ...Read more
Egg injury: A newborn girl is born with all the eggs she will ever have, and their quality reflects exposures to toxic agents throughout life. Men get more of a pass on this because they make millions of sperm and the healthiest sperm swim faster and do the fertilizing. We know that over 35, the chances of DS begin to rise, reaching 1/5 by age 55. ...Read more
Child with deformity: A child with Apert syndrome has deformed head shape, protruding eyes, high oral arch, dental crowding, triangular upper lip, various types of fusion of fingers, and quite often mental retardation. he head deformity usually requires surgeries to open up more space within the skull, so that the brain can grow. Fused fingers need surgeries too for the child to use the hand adequately. ...Read more
scotopic sensitivity is a hypothetical reading disorder with is not well understood. In view of this I would recommend a complete evaluation by a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and psycho-educational testing to determine other issues with reading and school.
dr. Alan mease. ...Read more
Very rare syndrome: First bite syndrome is usually the unintended side effect of certain head and neck surgeries. In patients with no history of surgery it can be caused by an undiagnosed tumor. You need to be evaluated by a Head And Neck Surgeon. Some studies has shown that injections of botulinum toxin type A into the trigger site can help relieve symptoms. ...Read more
If there is no sign of Down syndrome in my family, what are the chances I will have a child with downs?
What are the odds of having a child with downs syndrome in the u.S., if you do all the appropriate screenings?
One fourth of pregnancies that are affected by downs are either stillborn or miscarried, that said, one of the greatest variables is maternal age at conception.
If you are 20 years old the risk is roughly 1 in 1600, if you are 35 the risk is about 1 in 380 and if you are 40 it is about 1 in 106. ...Read more
Can't be sure: The spectrum of autism disorders includes a great variety of individuals across a wide rage of symptoms. Some of these individuals will have genetic syndromes that can be diagnosed, and genetic counselors may be able to determine the risk of passing on the abnormality. In many cases no cause can be identified. We do know that autism disorders can run in families, and we also see it with no history. ...Read more
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