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What is the medical model of child abuse?

What is the medical model of child abuse?

Combination things: Likelihood of abuse with three elements:child with provocative behavior;parent with psychological predisposition;stressful event triggering violent reaction. Social&cultural, in addition to psychological and familial, factors have been described,dispelling the widely accepted myth that child abuse results solely from individual deviant behavior.Series of stresses that impinge on parents & children ...Read more

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Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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Child Abuse (Definition)

Child abuse is the physical, sexual, emotional mistreatment, or neglect of children. It is a ...Read more


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Any idea what is child's developmental doctor?

Any idea what is child's developmental doctor?

Developmental Peds: A Developmental Pediatrician is a subspecialist in treating Pediatric patients. Once they complete a General Pediatrics residency they complete an additional 3 years in developmental issues. They have greater expertise in treating learning disorders, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Additionally they usually have psychologist and social workers on staff to help with psycho-educational services ...Read more

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What is a justifiable child immunization?

What is a justifiable child immunization?

Justified ??: Sounds like a skeptic ignoring the epidemics and losses we suffered to get here. Ben Franklin lost a son to Smallpox & recorded his regret in not vaccinating him due to his own skepticism. As long as there is international air travel & pockets of these diseases around the world,our kids deserve the best protection from them we can develop. ...Read more

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Is it considered child abuse to neglect a child of a bed?

Is it considered child abuse to neglect a child of a bed?

Probably but depends: For most of human history there were no beds as we know them and in some cultures a child not having a bed may not be abuse per se. On the other hand in california one would have to ask why a child is not having a bed. Parental neglect is considered child abuse, as it deprives a child of what is needed for his/her development. ...Read more

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What are the is the medical model of child abuse?

What are the is the medical model of child abuse?

Combination things: Likelihood of abuse with three elements:child with provocative behavior;parent with psychological predisposition;stressful event triggering violent reaction. Social&cultural, in addition to psychological and familial, factors have been described,dispelling the widely accepted myth that child abuse results solely from individual deviant behavior.Series of stresses that impinge on parents & ...Read more

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Is alcoholism related to child abuse?

Is alcoholism related to child abuse?

Abuse increases risk: Not everyone who has a history of abuse will become addicted. However, a history of child abuse or childhood trauma can increase the risk of later alcoholism/addiction. The vast majority of patients in treatment for addiction have a history of past abuse or trauma. Childhood trauma apparently "primes the brain" to become addicted. ...Read more

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Is child abuse a causative factor for domestic violence? What are your thoughts?

Cause or result: Family violence is a multi-generational process.Kids who experience/witness it at home from people they otherwise love, will grow up to continue the pattern.Often kids are the victims of family violence/abuse because they aren't skilled enough to realize when they are in danger or agile enough to get out of the way. The process is a merry go round of recurring dysfunction & all loose in the process. ...Read more

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Is it selfish to conceive a child, knowing your child may inherit a psychiatric disorder?

Is it selfish to conceive a child, knowing your child may inherit a psychiatric disorder?

No: Your child may not inherit the disease. Also, depending on your diagnosis, your child may not be at significant risk. I would discus your thoughts with your doctor. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a medical disability adjudicator?

Anyone know what is a medical disability adjudicator?

Trained judge: These are individuals, usually in social security disability, who analyze medical data and determine whether it supports that a given person is disabled and entitled to benefits. They are trained to do this job but are not commonly medical personnel and can be challenged on their decisions. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between child molestation and child sexual abuse?

Is there a difference between child molestation and child sexual abuse?

Semantics: Each of these diagnoses and terms could mean a host of things. They might overlap and they might not depending upon what one means when they use the term. In essence, they mean the same thing however - abuse of a child involving inappropriate sexual contact. Semantics or splitting hairs. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens if a psychiatrist tells the state that a child is being abuse?

Please help! what happens if a psychiatrist tells the state that a child is being abuse?

CPS investigates: Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, or a combination of any or of these. Abuse can also be neglect, which is when parents or guardians don't take care of the basic needs of the children who depend on them. The doctor must report all suspected cases of abuse to Child Protective Services. CPS acts to investigate allegations & if necessary may temporarily remove the child from danger. ...Read more

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What is a psychiatric services dog?

What is a psychiatric services dog?

Www.psychdog.org: According to this website, a psychiatric services dog is individually trained to do "work" or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a mental disability. For example, they might prevent or interrupt impulsive or destructive behaviors. The crime deterrent effects of a dog's presence and the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship do not constitute "work.". ...Read more

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What sort of problem is amphetamine abuse?

What sort of problem is amphetamine abuse?

Addiction: Amphetamines are used safely for attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity. But this is one of the most addictive medications as determined by the number of abusers. Our society craves energy, so anything, amphetamines, cold medications, diet pills, and super caffeinated drinks are all a problem. There are physical dangers, withdrawal, and a treatment program is the best way stop. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of a child and between what ages is one medically considered a child?

What is the medical definition of a child and between what ages is one medically considered a child?

Under 18 years old: The definition goes along with the legal age of adulthood. However, from a purely medical standpoint, there is little meaning to defining a child as under 18 and an adult as 18, because absolutely nothing changes from a medical standpoint, between the week before one's 18th birthday and the week after one's 18th birthday. ...Read more

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For what reason is ADHD considered a learning disability?

For what reason is ADHD considered a learning disability?

It's not: Although about 40% of adhd patients will have a co-existing learning problem/disability, the adhd is a separate issue.One of the most amazing experts i know in the field of learning disabilities is adhd. His many books and publications on the subject are used to train those in this field of study. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is cocaine abuse?

What sort of problem is cocaine abuse?

A dangerous problem: Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that strongly hijacks your pleasure center. Casual use can easily lead to health, social, and legal consequences. If you or a friend are dealing with Cocaine addiction, please seek help. This is a good resource http://1.Usa.Gov/x2exsp from the national institute on drug abuse (nida). ...Read more

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Is global developmental delay considered cognitive, if so how is a child's intelligence determined? What factors besides milestones are considered?

Is global developmental delay considered cognitive, if so how is a child's intelligence determined?  What factors besides milestones are considered?

Definitions: The term "cognitive" confers the idea of the child thinking through an idea like responding to a stranger or formulating speech.The term global implys that both thinking & motor skill sets are involved in a process.Kids can have isolated fine motor, gross motor or thinking delays. Special scales like the bailey or minnesota child development inventory can assess these areas of early child developme. ...Read more

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What is the medical model of child abuse?

Combination things: Likelihood of abuse with three elements:child with provocative behavior;parent with psychological predisposition;stressful event triggering violent reaction. Social&cultural, in addition to psychological and familial, factors have been described,dispelling the widely accepted myth that child abuse results solely from individual deviant behavior.Series of stresses that impinge on parents & children ...Read more

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