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How Dyspraxia Differs from Other Development Delays in Children

Dyspraxia definition Dyspraxia is a brain-based motor disorder. It affects fine and gross motor skills, motor planning, and coordination. It’s not related to intelligence, but it can sometimes affect cognitive skills. Dyspraxia is sometimes used interchangeably with developmental coordination disorder. While some doctors may consider these separate conditions, due to a lack of formal definition, others …

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ADHD and Diabeties

The children of parents who have type 1 diabetes are at a greater risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a study has suggested.While the findings indicate an association between the two conditions, there is no evidence to explain this link, and further research is planned.Scientists from the Center for Primary Health Care Research …

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Complex Partial Seizures

Overview A complex partial seizure is also known as a focal impaired awareness seizure or a focal onset impaired awareness seizure. This type of seizure starts in a single area of the brain. This area is usually, but not always, the temporal lobe of the brain. While it’s most common in people with epilepsy, this type …

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Down syndrome

Overview Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in an extra full or partial copy of chromosome 21. This extra genetic material causes the developmental changes and physical features of Down syndrome. Down syndrome varies in severity among individuals, causing lifelong intellectual disability and developmental delays. It’s the most common …

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Bulimia nervosa prt 2

Diagnosis If your primary care provider suspects you have bulimia, he or she will typically: Talk to you about your eating habits, weight-loss methods and physical symptoms Do a physical exam Request blood and urine tests Request a test that can identify problems with your heart (electrocardiogram) Perform a psychological evaluation, including a discussion of …

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Mask anxiety, face coverings and mental health

Explains why masks can cause difficult feelings, and gives practical tips on how to cope. Includes information on exemptions for mental health reasons. Why masks can cause difficult feelings Do I have to wear a mask? (mental health exemptions) Tips for coping with masks and face coverings Being supportive to others What is the law about …

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