Homelessness in Children Homelessness in children is a serious widespread problem that causes vulnerability and anxiety in children due to the lack of stability in life. Children without permanent homes are also more susceptible to severe and chronic health problems. In the novel Dicey’s Song the journey of four young children who were neglected by their mentally ill mother and forced to fend for themselves is described. The plot examines the challenges the Tillerman children faced while being homeless, and issue that still exists today. Therefore, in the novel Dicey’s Song Cynthia Voigt explores the issue of homelessness in children, and issue that is still significant in today’s society.
There are symptoms in this stage include lymph nodes enlargement, body rash, and mouth and skin problems (“Symptoms and Stages”). The second stage is chronic HIV also known as human immunodeficiencyvirus a big sign is cold sores. The third and final stage is eventually getting AIDS. AIDS will eventually kill the person infected. Dying from AIDS can be a slow or long process it could take years, months, or even days.
Juvenile Cancer affects those under the age of eighteen. This chronic illness is difficult for the child and parents; however, it becomes even more problematic when ethical disputes are involved. These disputes can cause an uprising amongst social workers and physicians. These disputes can cause dilemmas with social workers ethically and morally. One of the biggest disputes is giving these juvenile cancer patients the ability to decide on their own care.
Although the affects that divorce has on a child differs depending on the child, and their unique circumstances, years of research continue to reveal the negative effects and influence it is has on children and the development of their personality. While it is not guaranteed that divorce will alter a child's personality, it does greatly increase the possibility. No matter what age a child is, divorce introduces a massive change into their life. Adjusting to this monumental life change can cause a child to suffer from symptoms of psychological distress, and emotional scars that could possibly last into adulthood. A child suffering emotionally from their parents' divorce could develop new personality traits as coping mechanisms in an attempt to deal with their deep and lasting emotional trauma.
Pregnancy can trigger the disease due to women of childbearing years being more at risk of having Lupus. Researchers believe that estrogen plays a role in disease development, but the actual cause of the disease unknown. Environmental factors play a role in the disease such as; exposure to the sun, stress, and smoking can spark an outbreak. Some of the symptoms associated with Lupus are; butterfly shaped rash on the face, feeling severely fatigue, extreme weight
Metaphors and myths about illnesses like cancer and tuberculosis constantly besiege people in society according to Susan Sontag in the book Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. When someone becomes ill with cancer or TB, more often than not, they are negatively associated with the illness. Through Sontag’s medical research, opinions, observations, and viewpoint she dedicates her writing to end the myths that demoralize individuals. Cancer is a disease, not an evil condition that defines someone. Sontag explains how people with cancer should not feel cursed or punished, but instead see it as traveling to the “kingdom of sick.” Metaphors can help the general public understand difficult subjects and concepts, but become detrimental when people are defined by their illness or condition.
Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome parents having the option of abortion. Lesch-Nyhan is a genetic disease that is linked to the X chromosome. Males only develop symptoms, such as self-injuries, rapid jerking movements, and early deaths. Females do not get the symptoms because of the health X chromosome prevents them getting the disease, and they become a carrier. A mother has a 50/50 chance of giving her offspring the infected chromosome, a father cannot pass the disease.
Children born with this condition require regular medication which is costly (Tambyraja & Mongelli, 2003). This condition also increases the risk of the child suffering from chronic disease. Such children suffer from respiratory problems and blood pressure. This condition also hinders the brain development in the child hence resulting to a child with lower IQ. Low birth weight also affects the family and the entire community.
Drug abuse is the leading cause of death or injury in car crashes or suicides. This substance abuse can increase the risk of pregnancy and STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections), including HIV because of unprotected sex (Health wise Staff). Some teens actually make their own drugs sometimes, which are even worse because the drugs could contain bacteria, dangerous chemicals, and other unsafe substances. To prevent these situations parents should talk to their child about alcohol and drug abuse and how it affects you; keep that child involved in extracurricular activities, make sure they’re following your rules for them, let your teen know that you’re here for them and get to know your child’s friends. Crank is written by Ellen Hopkins, this novel is about a gifted student who gets addicted to this drug with the street name “crank”, but medically called Methamphetamine, which is treated for patients who suffer with ADHD and usually helps with weight loss in obese patients.
Questioning the Incomprehensible Mental illness is defined as health conditions involving changes in thinking, emotion or behavior (or a combination of these) (American Psychiatric Association). There are different types of depression and they effect people differently also. With major depression working, sleeping, eating and spending time with friends and family becomes difficult to do because there is the constant feeling of hopelessness. Seeing that I have family and friends who suffer from depression, I wanted to learn more and see why people who are depressed think the way they do, what goes on inside their head to make them feel hopeless and if medication is the only way to help deal with depression even though for some people medicine doesn’t fully help them. What is the science behind depression and what makes a person’s brain chemistry without depression different from someone who suffer with depression?