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Why is late adolescence and early adulthood the peak years for developing schizophrenia?

Why is late adolescence and early adulthood the peak years for developing schizophrenia?

Greater demand: Subtle processing irregularities may not be identified in earlier years when the environmental demands were not as complex, , and individuals are developing skills to meet the needs of theri irregular processing instead of developing more typical skills so with the adolescent brain pruning thier function is more compromised that is functional. ...Read more

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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Do subchorionic hematomas in pregnancy cause delays in early childhood development?

Do subchorionic hematomas in pregnancy cause delays in early childhood development?

Adverse effects of : SCH on pregnancy outcomes depend on size, gestational age, & maternal age. Fetal growth restriction, placental abruption, pre-eclampsia, prematurity, & fetal distress may occur. If there is significant decrease in blood flow & nutrients to the fetus , brain & other organ development may be impacted. Anxiety doesn't help. Monitoring & treatment by a Fetal-Maternal Medicine specialist do help. ...Read more

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What intellectual developments occur in later adulthood?

What intellectual developments occur in later adulthood?

Positive ones?: Perhaps resolution of personal anxieties and frustration and development of a quiet confidence that life is unfolding as it should... ...Read more

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Will late puberty result in the delay of growth for sports?

Will late puberty result in the delay of growth for sports?

Likely yes: When kids go through puberty their growth rates increase and they get stronger. This would happen later in a child with pubertal delay. ...Read more

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Exercise in the early stages of pregnancy ok?

Exercise in the early stages of pregnancy ok?

More than OK: Exercise is very beneficial through pregnancy and can have many positive benefits.The key is moderation. Moderate exercise is good, extreme exercise should be avoided. See your OB for more personalized recommendations. ...Read more

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Does autism cause early puberty in girls?

Does autism cause early puberty in girls?

No: Not in my experience. I see the same age range of puberty in my autistic girls as i did when i practiced general pediatrics. ...Read more

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Is Marfans discovered @ an early age w/ symptoms seen early or can abnormal tallness come about later in life like almost 2 decades after puberty ends?

Is Marfans discovered @ an early age w/ symptoms seen early or can abnormal tallness come about later in life like almost 2 decades after puberty ends?

May be later: You are born with the condition but manifestations may vary. Diagnosis may not be made till adulthood or not until a serious complication occurs. See this review:http://www.uptodate.com/contents/marfan-syndrome-the-basics?source=search_result&search=marfan+syndrome&selectedTitle=1%7E105 ...Read more

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Child 6 in sep has real aspects of development delay learning difficulties and delay in language by 2 years and development just over 4 years help?

Child 6 in sep has real aspects of development delay learning difficulties and delay in language by 2 years and  development  just over 4 years help?

Child : Needs full evaluation by the school, put it in writing and send certified to principal of the the school, requesting full team evaluation and IEP, for your child..they should be required by law within a certain timeframe to respond to you. You child would be tested in all areas and a special educational plan made ,best! ...Read more

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I understand XXX syndrome can cause tallness in girls. Is that symptom noticed early on or can that come about later in life (years past puberty)?

I understand XXX syndrome can cause tallness in girls. Is that symptom noticed early on or can that come about later in life (years past puberty)?

By adolescence: Hi. The tallness is noticed by adolescence. The height increase only occurs in females with 47, XXX until the growth plates in the long bones fuse (which occurs relatively later in 47, XXX females than in 46, XX). Once the growth plates are fused, there is no increase in linear height. ...Read more

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Does muscle development and growth get better in the later teens?

Does muscle development and growth get better in the later teens?

Yes: It is a great disappointment to many early teens that they don't develop lots of muscle mass. While some is genetic, some is conditioning, it is not unusual for young teens to delay real muscle development until later into the teen years and beyond. ...Read more

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If a 7month baby grows,are there such things as late developments and late growth in specification to height?

If a 7month baby grows,are there such things as late developments and late growth in specification to height?

Growth curve: The WHO (World Health Organization) has developed a growth curve that doctors follow to monitor an infant's weight and height. Even if a 7 month old grows underneath a particular curve, what's most important is that they stay on track. This information is tracked by the baby's doctor. ...Read more

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Latest findings on when brain development--especially executive skills--is thought to be complete in most young adults?

Latest findings on when brain development--especially executive skills--is thought to be complete in most young adults?

see below: Most studies indicate by age 25 or 26, in males, the final frontal lobe development is in place, especially orbital frontal areas. Does occur a few years earlier in females. ...Read more

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Could language development be hindered after childhood cancer?

Could language development be hindered after childhood cancer?

The field of: Pediatric neuropsychology really burgeoned when advances in chemotherapy improved survival in childhood cancers. "neuropsych" testing is ideal because it measures not only cognition & achievement, but also processing, memory, attention & executive functions (the "ceo" of the brain). Post-chemotherapy, a child qualifies for an individualized educational plan under public law idea age 3 & up. ...Read more

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Are there two types of autism, one that develops in late teens/early adulthood and one just in childhood?

Are there two types of autism, one that develops in late teens/early adulthood and one just in childhood?

Autism Spectrum DO: Autism spectrum disorders present early in life. However, perhaps a person with aspergers may not be diagnosed early on. ...Read more

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Can autism first show its signs in adulthood?

No: By definition, some symptoms have to be present by 3 years of age. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship bethween Central precocious puberty in childhood and the slow down of basal metabolism in adulthood? Thanks

Is there a relationship bethween Central precocious puberty in childhood and the slow down of basal metabolism in adulthood? Thanks

No: Most central precocious puberty in girls are benign and not related to adult illness or metabolism . Most central precocious puberty in boys are due to brain tumor, and need to be treated . ...Read more

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Is there a link between excessive X-ray exposure during childhood and paget's disease of breast later in life?

Is there a link between excessive X-ray exposure during childhood and paget's disease of breast later in life?

Maybe: I cannot find literature to support previous x-ray exposure as a cause of paget's disease of the breast. However, radiation therapy to the breast received during hodgkin's lymphoma treatment in the past has led to increased risk of breast cancer in female survivors. ...Read more