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Living with a teen age daughter who is suicidal and bilpolar?

Living with a teen age daughter who is suicidal and bilpolar?

Bipolar: Seek immediate psychiatric help. In fact she should be hospitalized in a psych unit where she can be closely monitored ...Read more

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What's wrong with young girls with ocp?

What's wrong with young girls with ocp?

Huh?: What's your question? Not sure what you're asking. ...Read more

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How do we parent a 15 yr old boy with sociopathic behavior?

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How do we parent a 15 yr old boy with sociopathic behavior?

Sociopath: Clear guidelines and firm limits setting, involve in individual and family counseling, provide modeling and guidance. ...Read more

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Isnt language development good in someone who has aspergers syndrome?

Isnt language development good in someone who has aspergers syndrome?

Yes: Asperger is in the autistic spectrum where language delay is a foremost symptom. Since it is a relatively mild form of the condition it is not too surprising that speech is developing. ...Read more

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How rare is multiple mood disorders associated with dysthymia in a young child? I work with a young kid, about 7 years old, who takes Prozac for this.

How rare is multiple mood disorders associated with dysthymia in a young child? I work with a young kid, about 7 years old, who takes Prozac for this.

Prevelance?: With even a slight chance of rain, if you're wet - it happened. This is rare and Prozac is not usually good for youngsters but the Dr who felt it necessary either is a specialist or should refer to one. Dysthymia is not 'happy' but it's often seen as mild enough to treat w/o Rx. Talk to the parent/guardian. Happy holidays! ...Read more

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How does a widowed father deal with a young child?

How does a widowed father deal with a young child?

See below: The exact answer to your question has many factors. It may depend on your child's age, the reason for the death, your relationship with your child, etc. The best thing is to answer your child's questions on their level. Let them direct the conversation. Sometimes, they only want simple answers. I would ask family members for help. And discuss your concerns with the doctor. Also check aap web site. ...Read more

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What are normal behaviors for a teen with aspergers?

What are normal behaviors for a teen with aspergers?

Some normality seen: Qualiitive impairmt. in social interactions-failure to develop peer relationships, no social/emotional reciprocity, Impairment in body posture, eye to eye gaze, facial expression, gestures regulate social interaction. Repetitive & stereotyped behavior, interest & adherence to specific, routines/rituals & motor mannerism. No delay in language, cognition or self-help skills. No PDD/Schiz. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have kids with a man with autism spectrum disorder?

Is it ok to have kids with a man with autism spectrum disorder?

A Serious Matter: The decisions to take a mate and have children are likely the most important decisions we face in our lifetime. Our ability to have and/or rear children is dependent upon our ability to parent in a responsible manner and not dependent upon a diagnosis. If you select a spouse with a known condition, be sure that you fully understand the condition and especially the long term prognosis. ...Read more

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Ever seen a schizoid fibromyalgic, anxious and depress man with ptsd. Husband, father of an addh girl. Teacher with dermatillomania and gynecomastia?

Ever seen a schizoid fibromyalgic, anxious and depress man with ptsd. Husband, father of an addh girl. Teacher with dermatillomania and gynecomastia?

Well, no not exactly: Sounds like a lot going on. But, it is actually common to have multiple psychiatric conditions at the same time. So don't fear that you are terminally unique in this matter. You are on Cymbalta (duloxetine) - but are you receiving psychotherapy? Cognitive processing therapy or the more generalized cognitive behavioral therapy may be helpful for you. Take care. ...Read more

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How would a child with ADHD and Asperger syndrome behave?

How would a child with ADHD and Asperger syndrome behave?

Adhd and aspergers: Adhd includes inattention, trouble focusing, hyperactivity, and impulse problems. Aspergers tends to be a social problem laden with anxieties. They can be comorbid. ...Read more

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Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Sek referral to the : Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh, http://www.chp.edu/CHP/Evaluation+Services+Child+Development+Unit. The Autism team is affiliated with Autism Speaks: http://www.chp.edu/CHP/autism. They will help you with all aspects of evaluation, treatment & family support services. ...Read more

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Are toddler girls born with breasts?

Are toddler girls born with breasts?

Breast tissue: Both baby boys and girls can have breast tissue in the newborn period. This is due to the exposure of the baby to mother's hormones in utero. It is generally self limited and causes no problems. ...Read more

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Does psychotherapy help young children who have had issues with sexual abuse?

Does psychotherapy help young children who have had issues with sexual abuse?

Yes it is extremely : helpful and important to help reduce the negative impact of sexual abuse on a child. Much of the therapy is carried out using play with toys, dolls and puppets to help the child express their feelings of anger, guilt and shame associated with the abuse. Find a licensed child psychologist with expertise in trauma work. ...Read more

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Do kids with asperger's syndrome have problems with language?

Do kids with asperger's syndrome have problems with language?

Usually some: By definition, kids with asperger's disorder have relatively intact language ability. A child with more severe language problems would be diagnosed with a more severe autistic spectrum disorder. That being said, kids with asperger's often have difficulty maintaining "normal" conversations, regulating tone of voice, catching other people's social cues and body language, and understanding humor. ...Read more

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Autistic 8 year old boy has brother (5 years) with speech impairment, their cousin (6 years) is hyperlexic. Do you recommend any genetic testing?

Autistic 8 year old boy has brother (5 years) with speech impairment, their cousin (6 years) is hyperlexic. Do you recommend any genetic testing?

No: There are probably genetic factors in all of these, but these are polygenic. Hyperlexic kids often do very well in life. You won't find a single locus mutated that will inform a decision about preventing more children like this from being born. Genetic testing is for major, catastrophic illnesses like cystic fibrosis or muscular dystrophy -- single-gene diseases. ...Read more

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Why would a child laugh while being aggressive/attacking parent during a severe temper tantrum? (7 y/o boy with aspergers)

Why would a child laugh while being aggressive/attacking parent during a severe temper tantrum? (7 y/o boy with aspergers)

Part of disorder: Part of the disorder is inappropriate emotional responses to situations.Laughter to a boy with asperger's is not the same laughter as you and i would interpret it. That it what is so hard for all of us to understand with these kids, because we interpret our environment and situations one way, and it's a totally different world and experience for these kids. Often altered sensations to pain as well. ...Read more

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What percentage of individuals with autism or Asperger syndrome get married? Who do they marry?

What percentage of individuals with autism or Asperger syndrome get married?  Who do they marry?

Unknown: As far as i'm aware, those statistics are not known. The percentage for autism would be much lower than for both asperger's and for the general population. I wouldn't be surprised if the percentage for asperger's was similar or only slightly lower than the general population. ...Read more

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What kinds of activities are recommended for a nonverbal 12 year old female who has angelman's syndrome?

What kinds of activities are recommended for a nonverbal 12 year old female who has angelman's syndrome?

Angelman's syndrome: Generally these kids are good with music or drawing. They also do well on the computers. Another good thing is jewellery designing. So these are some of the things that a 12 year old can do.On computers they do good designing. The can paint well, lot of places have exhibitions of special kids work, put her work there and see her excel. ...Read more

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