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Doctor insights on: Two Major Changes Or Challenge To Adolescence Physical Development

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What health problems are related to the physical changes experienced by teenagers during puberty?

What health problems are related to the physical changes experienced by teenagers during puberty?

Natural process: Since puberty is a natural process, it doesn't generally cause specific health problems. Moodiness, and if predisposed, certain mental illnesses can be issues. Acne is a common problem, but usually transient and relatively easy to minimize. Boys tend to suffer with Osgood-Schlatter due to rapid bone growth during puberty (although named a 'disease', it truly isn't one). Sleep is very important ...Read more

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What are the different changes in social development that an adolescent undergo?

What are the different changes in social development that an adolescent undergo?

Many: The adolescent brain has not fully developed. Anyone raising teenagers who are convinced that their parents are the worst and craziest people on earth, only to learn differently when they reach their 20's (or sometimes never?), can tell you there is hope. They learn that the world does not revolve entirely around them, that there are things they can still learn, and that others are important. ...Read more

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Can compounding trauma (Alzheimer in family, death of parent,etc) during childhood be a trigger for migraines and other health issues later in life?

Can compounding trauma (Alzheimer in family, death of parent,etc)  during childhood be a trigger for migraines and other health issues later in life?

Speaking as a: psychologist, the liklihood of onset depression goes up during the teen years if there is trauma or loss during the critical window of age 2 to 4. This is because of a developmental stage--constancy--that is interrupted, and then re-visited during the teen years, when it is again interrupted through individuation. Physical illnesses can accompany this, but consult an MD for more specific info. ...Read more

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Can delay in language also be a cause of poor response to name in a 2 year old. Hearing ok, social, no repetative behaviour, does pretend plays.

Can delay in language also be a cause of poor response to name in a 2 year old. Hearing ok, social, no repetative behaviour, does pretend plays.

Real concern...: ...it is imperative that you get your child examined by a behavioral/developmental pediatrician. No it is not normal an inadequate response to his/her name... ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy regimen lead to a change of behavior and personality by affecting your brain ?

Can chemotherapy regimen lead to a change of behavior and personality by affecting your brain ?

Absolutely!: There is a diagnosis called "chemobrain". It's a real change in memory, concentration, and cognitive ability as a result of chemotherapy. No one really understands the causes, but it's likely due to the toxic effects of chemotherapy on nervous system tissue. It usually improves with time. Don't let anyone tell you it doesn't exist. It does, it's just hard to measure! ...Read more

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How young can one first notice the social differences of an autistic child?

How young can one first notice the social differences of an autistic child?

See below: Some signs maybe observable in infancy. An infant that does not enjoy being held or enjoy being comforted, maybe displaying early signs. However, those things can be normal. Most children will show more recognizable signs between 15 to 24 months of age. ...Read more

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What sort of physical and or hormonal changes may occur in a high28 yr old undergoing a tubal liagation?

What sort of physical and or hormonal  changes may occur in a high28 yr old undergoing  a tubal liagation?

Changes: Your Gynecologist will take you to discuss your concerns and you will have appropriate management. It may take a week or two and the doctor will help you through the next improvements. Please let me know how things develop. I am confident you will be OK. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Is there rellation seen between sexual abuse and social problems later in life?

Is there rellation seen between sexual abuse and social problems later in life?

Yes!: Sexual abuse harms all concerned, particularly those molested. Studies clearly show a tendency toward greater promiscuity, earlier sex, and marital problems. This is a serious issue, and you need to talk with a psychiatrist, psychologist, or counselor, particularly those dealing with these issues. ...Read more

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If a child experiences severe stress and depression growing up, will this affect his i.Q.?

If a child experiences severe stress and depression growing up, will this affect his i.Q.?

No: Iq is a measure of inherent potential that is genetically and ohysical health determined.Stress and depression may affect performance, but not iq. ...Read more

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What are the most important lifestyle changes to make after suffering a heart attack at a young age (diet, exercise etc)?

What are the most important lifestyle changes to make after suffering a heart attack at a young age (diet, exercise etc)?

Life style change: Diet and exercise are important factors to change after a heart attack or stroke, but more importantly, changing the amount of stressors in ones life is more important. Cortisol, the stress hormone can be a big factor in strokes and heart attacks. Lowering cholesterol levels with statins is also important in reducing recurrent heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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Is progress being made to develop drugs or establish treatments such as 'brain rewiring' to restore cognitive ability to people with ID?

Is progress being made to develop drugs or establish treatments such as 'brain rewiring' to restore cognitive ability to people with ID?

Etiology & prognosis: ID = a categorical diagnosis, having a measured IQ of 70 or < with concomitant deficits in social-adaptive functioning that began during the developmental period, before 18. Molecular genetic tests & DNA Probe for Fragile X may find the cause or it may be from epigenetic factors that alter fetal gene function, but not structure or sequence Each neurodevelopmental disorder is researched in depth. ...Read more

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Is emotional IQ related to social skills in one way or another?

Is emotional IQ related to social skills in one way or another?

No: Social skill is learned behavior. Emotional IQ is inborn, ability to perceive. The saying "truth has to be realized" truth = social version: realization = emotional piece. ...Read more

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Can nature or nurture play a bigger role in causing clinical depression?

Can nature or nurture play a bigger role in causing clinical depression?

Different: It's different for each person. We know both are implicated. Nurture is likely to play a strong role if their is a familial pattern, i.e. If many in the family have the disorder. ...Read more

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Will arrested emotional development becaused by bullying and having no one to confide in at that time?

Will arrested emotional development becaused by bullying and having no one to confide in at that time?

Tell someone: I would say trauma is caused, more than arrested development, per se Find someone you trust and say something. Keeping it inside does nothing. Depending on the context, find out what resources you have at your disposal to stop the bullying. ...Read more

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Can a child with normal levels of hormones use letrozole to delay growth plates closure and sermorelin to increase height?

Can a child with normal levels of hormones use letrozole to delay growth plates closure and sermorelin to increase height?

Not indicated: In case of normal growth parameters in a child ( like normal growth hormone and igf1 levels and normal bone age) there is not much significance of sermorelin or human growth hormone therapy. Letrozole is not indicated and is still in its primary experimental stages for use for this indication. All one needs in this scenario are regular growth velocity checks at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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Does deepening of voice is solely determined by hormonal changes in women? Can a woman with proper hormonal balance have a deeper voice than average?

Does deepening of voice is solely determined by hormonal changes in women? Can a woman with proper hormonal balance have a deeper voice than average?

Yes: Average means that some normal individuals will he higher and others will be lower. More worrisome than a lower-than-average voice in a woman would be a sudden change, where someone who previously had an average range voice now has a much lower-pitched voice. ...Read more

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Is extreme workplace stress over a period of 16 months enough to cause PTSD or make a pre-existing condition worsen to need intervention?

Is extreme workplace stress over a period of 16 months enough to cause PTSD or make a pre-existing condition worsen to need intervention?

It can happen: Extreme stress means different things to different people. It can happen over 16 months, or even just 16 seconds as in witnessing a gruesome killing or suffering an assault or battery. One's primary care doctor can help, and may refer to Psychiatry or Psychology. ...Read more