To be at their best people need to feel good about their lives and value themselves. It is only revealed by a small depression on the area or by an accumulation of hair in that part of the body.
Bowel management and continence in adults with spina bifida.
Emotional effects of spina bifida. Counselling and support may be needed. Mental health is how people think feel and act as they cope with life. Wiener js suson kd castillo j routh jc tanaka s liu t ward e thibadeau j joseph d national spina bifida patient registry.
Fertility is normal and many women with spina bifida have families. Spina bifida will obviously have considerable emotional effects on both the affected person and their family. The isolation a child with any disability may go through can also result in depression and self.
The effects of spina bifida vary enormously depending on the type the location of the cyst and the severity of the condition. This can cause them to become depressed. Teens and adolescents with spina bifida might feel isolated from others or have low self esteem.
Bentley phd msw kathleen j. Factors associated with the psychological and behavioral adjustment of siblings of youths with spina biﬁda melissa h. Some of the long term effects of spina bifida are.
Emotional and family support. The severity of the symptoms of spina bifida varies considerably largely depending on the location of the gap in the spine. Children with spina bifida tend to have bladder overactivity which will require therapy and medications long term.
Urinary and renal problems in majority of cases children with spina bifida require antibiotics lifelong as they are susceptible to infections. Although sensation can be affected both sexes can enjoy a healthy sex life. Bellin phd msw lcsw kia j.
The second type is cystic spina bifida characterized by a defect in the upper part of the neural tube where nerves pass through. These include hydrocephalus varying degrees of paralysis pressure sores loss of sensation of the lower limbs malformations latex allergies. Sawin dns rn.
Spina bifida can cause a wide range of symptoms including problems with movement bladder and bowel problems and problems associated with hydrocephalus excess fluid on the brain. Many people are unaware they suffer from it. That can depend on how the child with spina bifida is treated such as if he she is teased etc.
Results from the national spina bifida patient registry 2009 15 j pediatr rehabil med. Similar to children without disabilities each child s temperament will affect their social development while some children with spina bifida are passive and may require encouragement to get involved in activities others will need guidance and help to interact in group settings.