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What affects IQ more? Nature or nurture?

What affects IQ more? Nature or nurture?

Old debate: Iq is a combination of the inherited potential capacity combined with the proper environment to nurture that capacity. You cannot control the inheritance but you can optimize the nurture aspect with diet, constant use of brain stimulating factors such as lifelong learning, reading, puzzle performance, learning a foreign language and so on. ...Read more

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Iq (Definition)

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What counts more == nature or nurture in personality development?

What counts more == nature or nurture in personality development?

Thank Francis Galton: We don't know for sure. Both are important. But, of the two, we can do more about the latter. ...Read more

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Nature or nurture as cause of impaired social skills?

Nature or nurture as cause of impaired social skills?

Many reasons: Some mental illnesses and neurological conditions may make it harder, but in the end, social skills are just that - skills. Some perfectly healthy people don't learn the same social skills as us growing up, for example if they came from a troubled childhood or just a culture that is very different from ours. The good news is that skills can always be learned and improved at any time in our lives! ...Read more

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What type of mental disorder is similar in effect to sociopathy?

What type of mental disorder is similar in effect to sociopathy?

Severe narcissism: Malignant narcissism and some drug induced personality disorders ( cocaine, heroin, alcohol) come to mind. ...Read more

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Is ADHD depression/anxiety just a pure result of poor performance in life (school/career), or is there actually something more biological about it?

Is ADHD depression/anxiety just a pure result of poor performance in life (school/career), or is there actually something more biological about it?

Poor performance: does not create ADHD. It might contribute to depression or anxiety but it is probably more likely that those conditions would impact on school and career. There can be a strong biological component to them. ...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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What are the symptoms of add? Does add (compared to adhd) mean my daughter is more of lack-of-focus dreamer than a hyper kid who can't settle down?

What are the symptoms of add? Does add (compared to adhd) mean my daughter is more of lack-of-focus dreamer than a hyper kid who can't settle down?

ADD: Add symptoms the following is a comprehensive list of add symptoms (also known as inattentive adhd): failure to attend to details, written or spoken tendency to make careless mistakes when accomplishing tasks difficulty focusing or sustaining attention during work, school or even play drawn irresistibly to irrelevant or extraneous sensory input struggles with “follow through” on chores, homework, . ...Read more

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What is the disorder when you are hypersensitive to insults or imagined insults? It's a personality thing, right?

What is the disorder when you are hypersensitive to insults or imagined insults?  It's a personality thing, right?

Paranoid Personality: People with this disorder show distrust and suspiciousness of others. They can experience this by reading hidden demeaning or threatening meanings into benign remarks or events. ...Read more

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Can a depressed home environment affects the cognitive and analytical abilities of brain? What could be other factors?

Can a depressed home environment affects the cognitive and analytical abilities of brain? What could be other factors?

Depression sucks!: Poor focus & cognitive sluggishness, low motivation, feeling blue, low energy, low joy, changes in eating/sleeping, less social engagement, negative thoughts, irritable & angry, even suicidal.. You? It's likely depression. Toxic relationships definitely affect depression. Studies show meds+therapy (cognitive-behavioral or interpersonal) is best. Ask for a referral, w family therapy component. ...Read more

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Is cerebral palsy an illness that effects people only physically or does it also affect the person psychologically?

Is cerebral palsy an illness that effects people only physically or does it also affect the person psychologically?

Mostly both: CP is quite variable. Some may never know they have it & only be identified on a thorough neurologic exam. Some are so bad they are severely impaired. It is also sometimes associated wit seizure disorders, speech & language problems, learning issues etc. Those with minimal impairment likely do fine emotionally while those with more are likely to be impacted emotionally. ...Read more

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How likley is it that our child will inherit our mental disabilities?

How likley is it that our child will inherit our mental disabilities?

You can find out: The inheritance of various mental conditions is very complex. You should seek the services of a genetic counselor. These professionals are usually available at women's obstetric and children's hospitals. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat/manage over sensitive personality?Which means, undu critisism causes long lasting anger and thus impact on relathionships

Is there a way to treat/manage over sensitive personality?Which means, undu critisism causes long lasting anger and thus impact on relathionships

Who is changing?: Life's taught me lessons the hard way. I cannot effect a major change in another person. Offering to teach or guide as a friend is far more effective than criticism (without guidance / encouragement), which leaves everyone confused and angry and erodes love quickly. If criticized in a relationship that i wish to maintain, i ask, "how might I do things better? Can you help?" & try to understand. ...Read more

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What is the future for person with schizophrenia in terms of nerve system, memory, or any other problems by age ?

What is the future for person with schizophrenia in terms of nerve system, memory, or any other problems  by age ?

Depends...: Early onset w/ insidious symptoms (gradual onset) & poor premorbid functioning (poor social skills & school performance, odd cognitions, psychomotor probs, ) predict worse outcomes & chronic probs. Ongoing medication is crucial in helping ppl function & adapt. Therapy is helpful but not as helpful as meds. Family support is important. Med side effects such as tardive & diabetes are a concern. ...Read more

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Is there different types of borderline personality disorder? If so, what and what are the traits ( as in their personality) ?

Is there different types of borderline personality disorder? If so, what and what are the traits ( as in their personality) ?

Borderline PD: A pt may be diagnosed with borderline PD, may be or described as having borderline "traits". Persons who suffer from borderline PD, will, of course, all be different from one another and experience their illness in their own, personal way. Some traits include: trouble regulating emotions, impulsivity, frantic efforts to avoid abandonment, recurrent self harm. Talk with ur doc abt treatment :) ...Read more

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What type of aphasia affects the stroke patient's ability to understand sarcasm, connotations, etc?

What type of aphasia affects the stroke patient's ability to understand sarcasm, connotations, etc?

Usually R side.: Whereas stroke in the left hemisphere can affect a patient's ability to speak or to understand the words of speech, strokes in the right hemisphere (especially temporal and parietal) can affect the ability to understand the non-word aspects of language, such as tone, sarcasm, innuendo. ...Read more

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How does the bio-psychosocial framework help us understand whether a child is age appropriately on track developmentally, or delayed? As aprofessional

How does the bio-psychosocial framework help us understand whether a child is age appropriately on track developmentally, or delayed? As aprofessional

Developmental/ : Behavioral Pediatricians use a biopsychosocial model to look for genetic, biological/ medical & environmental factors that lead to a child's difficulties in development/ academics, behavior & peer interaction. Standardized tests of all developmental domains from birth-4, IQ, processing & achievement in kids 5 & up & communication, social/adaptive & motor skills in all ages reveal areas of delay. ...Read more

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What is the balance of nature v nurture?

Depends on subject : Really depends on subject studied borne out in twin studies when felt to be relavent. ...Read more