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What Role Do Parents Play In Those Who Become Neurotics
NOT NECESSARILY: Many parents have a conscience and are ignorant and frustrated and don't know what to do. But it takes courage to ask for help and devulge a problem. And some abusive parents are troubled themselves or addicted to drugs or alcohol. When you speak of humans, each case has to be examined before you know the answers. ...Read more
Other than a tan ??: Inside & sedentary kids are more likely to pack on the pounds & see their schoolwork suffer because of all the tv time/computer games & tendency to snack. The outside kids develop smoother coordination at an earlier age, more natural vitamin d & better social skills through their team interaction. Interesting choice of lifestyles. ...Read more
What to do if I have seen so many women who tolerate abuse, cheating, violence from their significant others because they love them?
Sometimes: people confuse love with addictive relationships.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Transitional living facilities still exist but have become harder to find. Some were excellent programs that included supervised living, therapy and rehab services. ...Read more
Is psychiatry hard? Do you have to deal with crazy people, do they threaten/hurt you? (interested in the field but parents are worried)
Psychiatry: Psychiatry is sometimes hard, but mostly very fulfilling. Sometimes people are unhappy about seeing you; most are glad to work with you. Yes, you deal with some overtly psychotic people. Every one of us has some degree of "crazy" (distorted) thinking -- so we're all more human than otherwise! very few psychiatric patients threaten or harm others; some do, and you must assess situations carefully. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
Any parent --: Friend -- you can be a good parent even if you grew up in foster care -- and you can learn how to raise a child properly -- with unconditional love and discipline. ...Read more
Partner and I are 24. My parents are in their 50s; his are 60 and 70. Everyone's in general good health. What's the latest we should start having kids if we want our parents to be active grandparents?
Impossible to Answer: There are so many variables interlaced within your question it is impossible to answer. Health of parents can change in an instant, problems can arise conceiving, jobs change, financial responsibilities increase. In the end you just have to do whats right for you and your partner, and decide when the best time for you two to bring a life into the world. You can't control the rest. ...Read more
Not usually: Depending on the type of schizophrenia one can have disorganized thoughts, delusions, halluciantions and cognitive symptoms (difficulty with memory and understanding things). Medication can help somewhat but can have side effects which can further impair cognition. It is common for patients that first start having symptoms to do poorly in school and sometimes drop out. ...Read more
A strong role: Alcoholism runs in families- if you have a first-degree relative who is an alcohol dependent, you have 3 to 4 times increased risk of becoming alcohol dependent. Genetics are figured to account for roughly 50% of your risk of developing alcohol dependence. Similar relationships exist for other substances; initiation is situational, but whether that becomes an addiction depends on one's genetics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can you do about the ignorance of family members who abuse and criticize you b/c they don't believe that your disease exists?
Join a support group: Isolation is never a good situation and sometimes you must seek out a community of similarly affected patients to understand how to deal with this.You don't mention the issue but your doc may have a lead on a local group or you can look to the web for one.Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the healthy ways to deal with extreme anger against people u r not in position to leave or punish ie; boss, rude family member, elders... Ect, ?
Have you considered: An anger management program? Cognitive behavioral therapy? Self help books on dealing with difficult people? You have many options. It is important to remember that you can not change your boss, your elders, your rude family members or anyone else who pisses you off- you can only change yourself. ...Read more
Do undiagnosed bipolar parents lead to severely depressed offspring(from all the unreined in verbal abuse while growing up)?
Living in an abusive: Home as a child impacts on the emotional health of any child. Since children are unable to get out of their home without help from adults, they are traumatized by abusive parents. If you are concerned that a child is being abuse, you can report it to child protective agencies anonymously and it will be investigated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If not treated: Bipolar disorder can go into periods of remission. If the disease is active and the person is having symptoms, then untreated disease can lead to significant problems. The patient can be so depressed they can hurt themselves, and during manic periods people can put themselves into dangerous situations because of the feelings they are indestructible and can conquer all. This can pose great danger! ...Read more
How do people get to be born mentally challenged when the parents are not? The parents are normal with no sign of mental problems run in the family.
We are complex: You don't identify the type of mental challenges, but generically: there can be pre-natal damage from various maternal diseases, nutritional deficiencies and injury, chemical harm from medication, toxins, alcohol or substance use - peri-natal injury - the effects of childhood nutrition, environmental pollution, social bullying and traumas. Humans are both resilient & fragile - things can go wrong. ...Read more
Who do most people with Asperger's (myself included) seem very opinionated about their beliefs? like they should have the last word in an argument?
Great question: My feeling is that Asperger folks are much less TELEOLOGICALLY oriented in their thinking on life & its problems. That means everything that happens (good or bad) has an identifiable & definite cause as opposed to thinking more in the abstract (not necessarily religious but that's part of it as well). So, thinking becomes rigid/opinionated, & those with other answers to the question are just wrong ...Read more
People has learning disabilities who thoses do not have epilepsy and others do have epilepsy what's the difference?
Epilepsy & learning: For some children, seizures interfere with attention, which makes it difficult for them to learn. Normally this occurs with childhood absence seizures. They may appear so subtle they are not noticed. There are many other causes of difficulty with learning, One must not assume seizures are the cause. Teachers may recognize some of the causes of learning disabilities. ...Read more
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