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Health disorders not treated pose life threatening challenges

It has been reported over and over again, the threat that one who may be mentally ill feel when a health disorder is not being treated. On the other hand, there is minimal conclusive logical evidence as to whether or not the danger posed from one with a mental illness is a threat to themselves or his or her own society.

According to environmental health perspectives in a study proposed by Philip J. Landrigan, learning disabilities, intellectual retardation, dyslexia, attention deficit/hyperactivity (ADHD), autism, can have a tendency to in some cases promote bad behaviors. As a result of the research, a possible diagnoses was found more likely to pose life threatening challenges in 3% of children within the United States.

Moreover, researchers find out after diligent testing that Neurobiology inconsistencies stem from such environmental chemicals, such as lead, methylmercury, and polycholoriinated (PCBs), and not to mention the harmful effect that pesticides alone can add to this ongoing dilemma. The magnitude of this study does accommodate more of its findings by associated team of toxicologists and developmental psychologists.

The correlation of other factors that are implied in the study is shown to be very influential in narrowing down significant causes that contributes to those who encounter mental illnesses are that of a parental IQ, drug and alcohol use of a mother during her pregnancy, nutritional values, and dangerous exposure to harmful chemicals (Schmidt, Charles. W., Related EPH Articles, 1999)

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  • Charlene Collins - Atlanta Family Health Examiner 5 years ago

    Very thorough report! Good job on this!

  • Crystal D. 5 years ago

    I like this as well, very good points made. Good Job.