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How do doctors know when a baby has a mental illness?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Don't know of any
Depending on your definition of a baby, i don't know of any identified mental illness in any.
One can suspect the possibility one will have problems based on toxic exposures in the womb (alcohol, various meds, etc.) or genetic predisposition. However; I have seen kids who came from worrisome beginnings that grow up normal. Toddlers, now they are a problem unto themselves, but usually a temporary 1.

In brief: Don't know of any
Depending on your definition of a baby, i don't know of any identified mental illness in any.
One can suspect the possibility one will have problems based on toxic exposures in the womb (alcohol, various meds, etc.) or genetic predisposition. However; I have seen kids who came from worrisome beginnings that grow up normal. Toddlers, now they are a problem unto themselves, but usually a temporary 1.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Richard Zimon
Remember what a very wise classmate of mine (who is a Child Psychiatrist) told me "A two year old is a Psychotic Dwarf with a good PROGNOSIS)!
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