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Understanding Childhood Behavior Leads To Bad Adult Behavior
Variable effects: There are many possible outcomes from child abuse & neglect. The most tragic is when the same things are perpetrated upon children. It can cause severe anxiety, depression, flashbacks, dissociation, trouble with trust & boundaries, drug & alcohol abuse, & suicide attempts. It can also lead to perfectionism and high achievement. With treatment, the person can heal and enjoy a fulfilling life. ...Read more
No one simple answer: Due to the extremes in variability in ability to communicate in this multifaceted disorder, there is no one correct way to achieve the teaching you desire to correct bad behavior. Even the premise "bad behavior" is often in the eye of the beholder. Generally one must use the most effective communication form and direct the child away from the undesirable action. There can be many strategies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What happens if an adult gets the chickenpox? It is a childhood disease and I have heard that if an adult gets it is bad. How?
Unusual severity: During the era when 2 million cases a year occurred in the us, few worried about adult cases as most got them as kids. Now with available vaccines, some slip through without disease or vaccinations.Adults can develop a severe pneumonia that can be fatal, with onset soon after the skin findings appear. Vaccination is a good idea for any adult that missed them. ...Read more
More curable...: Typically cancer in children are more curable. This is probably due to a number of factors such as the cancers are biologically different than their adult counterparts, and that we are able to treat children with more intensive therapy because they are more resilient. Another difference is that certain cancers really only happen in kids (neuroblastoma) or just in adults (colon, breast). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Redirection: As with most kids, trying to change what is happening at the moment by directing the child to do something different. We too often yell at kids for bad behavior, so pick your battles and save the important reprimands for major stuff. Most of the other behaviors should attempted to be changed by reinforcement of new projects or challenges. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can the inflammation, and aging of a bad diet in childhood be corrected when eating healthy as an adult? Is damage by free radicals already done?
Cause or effect?: Brain surgery is done only for very severe disorders of the brain. The surgery is designed to remove a cause for one problem, but other problems may remain. Many children have bad behavior due to brain dysfunction that also causes epilepsy. Some epilepsy medications cause bad behavior. Being treated as a defective child may result in bad behavior. Surgery is rarely the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child is 8 an has learnin delays n don't understand things like she should how can eyedoctor tell u if her eyes r bad?
They can tell: Certain eye doctors can tell if a child has eye problems. The child doesn't even need to cooperate or need to follow directions. They use equipment to check the eye. This does not hurt the child. But you need to go to an eye doctor that is trained to be able to do this. Ask the office first before making an appointment, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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