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Understanding Childhood Behavior Leads To Bad Adult Behavior
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
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?
Yes: Much as with attention-deficit, which was thought to not happen in adults, there is neither a biological reason, nor any evidence that sensory integration / sensory processing disorders like disorders of proprioception should vanish when one becomes an adult. Thus these disorders can definitely persist into adulthood. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surviving abuse: Thank you for asking this. I myself have been diagnosed late in life with post traumatic stress from a very violent childhood. This history may lead to incredible healing if you are willing to work on why at your age the abuse is still painful. There are numerous resources and groups who can help you heal. But, if you are still hurting that is okay. You are normal. Please ask for help. ...Read more
Very doubtful!: Rage behaviors are usually emotional in origin. Common symptoms of childhood diabetes include drinking a lot, peeing a lot, weight loss and loss of energy. Rage behaviors could be caused by hypoglycemia -- low blood sugar, but most childhood diabetics present with high blood sugar. Rage behaviors may be helped most by a therapist or psycologist. ...Read more
It could: Some children go into puberty relatively younger or relatively older than most of their same-gender peers. So a child's height at one point in time may not predict adult height well. This equation is better: boy's final ht = [(mom's ht + 5') + dad's ht]/2. Girl's final ht = [(dad's ht - 5') + mom's ht]/2. The final height should be within 2' (more or less) of the answer to the equation. ...Read more
Can you be diganoised with 1p36 deletion syndrome as an adult or is this something diagonised in childhood ? I have most of the symptoms, never tested
Which form: 1p36 deletion is thought to occur in 1/5000 births, arises spontaneously in most cases and is expressed by a variety of anomalies in facial features, organs & developmental delay. It is diagnosable in infancy or childhood.The deletion is also found as a tumor marker in breast cancer. ...Read more
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