Developmental damage

Developmental damage

A term that some therapists prefer to personality disorder, on the grounds that it is more respectful of the patient's capacity for growth and change.
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Children were protected from irreversible developmental damage.
Power plant water discharges are filled with harmful pollution such as mercury, arsenic, lead, and selenium toxics that can cause neurological and developmental damage, cause harm in utero, damage internal organs and cause cancer.
countries and warning of grave economic and developmental damage.
The results of such studies to date have been mixed but demonstrate that some antioxidants can partially protect against alcohol-induced developmental damage (Da Lee et al.
Well over 100 independent academic and government peer-reviewed studies have linked BPA to a host of problems, including brain and developmental damage, breast and prostrate cancer, early puberty, obesity, infertility, miscarriage and hyperactivity.
Exposure to mercury results in permanent developmental damage to children.
The child from a more secure and privileged background may well be equally distressed at the time by the abuse, but is likely to sustain less long-term developmental damage.
Studies show that other neurotoxins, especially polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), have caused developmental damage in children whose mothers regularly ate fish from polluted rivers and lakes.
Targeted cognitive-behavioral therapy can help remediate social developmental damage caused by language impairments, but only if such therapy is focused broadly enough to encompass the disability's range of guises and is of long enough duration to complete the necessary learning arc, Dr.
And, as Utiger stresses, in the case of developing fetuses and infants, iodine deficiency can cause intellectual retardation and permanent neurological and developmental damage.
Risks include both neurological and developmental damage.

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