Describe the effects of emotional well-being, nutrition and infectious disease o

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Describe the effects of emotional well-being, nutrition and infectious disease on physical development.


Oct 10th, 2015

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Infectious diseases like polio or malaria (dengue fecer) can be live-threatening. If the person survives, his whole life is likely to be seriously affected and his physical development perpanently damaged.

Nutritional deficiencies can range from malnutrition and starvation right through to vitamin deficiencies leading to such serious problems as goitre or night blindness. Again this restricts the person's physical (and emotional development). Lack or deficiencies of sexual hormones during adolescence, can also damage a person;s physical development permanently.

Children of neglect or abuse show the great impact this emotional deprivation has, not only on the emotional level , but also on physical development: they lag behind in ability to walk, talk andt heir IQ is lower than normal.


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Oct 10th, 2015

Do you have a reference you use

Oct 10th, 2015

yes. Erikson: Seven Ages of Man; 

Maslow: Hierarchy of Needs

Peter the wild Boy

Feral Children

As for hormone deficiency and diseases, any modern text of physiology gives you the information

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