Severe distortions in the development of many basic psychological functions that are not normal for any stage in development. These distortions are manifested in sustained social impairment, speech abnormalities, and peculiar motor movements.
The continuous sequential physiological and psychological maturing of an individual from birth up to but not including ADOLESCENCE.
Conditions characterized by language abilities (comprehension and expression of speech and writing) that are below the expected level for a given age, generally in the absence of an intellectual impairment. These conditions may be associated with DEAFNESS; BRAIN DISEASES; MENTAL DISORDERS; or environmental factors.
A group of Indian Ocean Islands, east of Tanzania. Their capital is Victoria. They were first claimed by the French in 1744 but taken by the English in 1794 and made a dependency of MAURITIUS in 1810. They became a crown colony in 1903 and a republic within the Commonwealth in 1976. They were named for the French finance minister, Jean Moreau de Sechelles, but respelled by the English in 1794. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1102 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p496)
The training or bringing-up of children by parents or parent-substitutes. It is used also for child rearing practices in different societies, at different economic levels, in different ethnic groups, etc. It differs from PARENTING in that in child rearing the emphasis is on the act of training or bringing up the child and the interaction between the parent and child, while parenting emphasizes the responsibility and qualities of exemplary behavior of the parent.
Disorders in which there is a delay in development based on that expected for a given age level or stage of development. These impairments or disabilities originate before age 18, may be expected to continue indefinitely, and constitute a substantial impairment. Biological and nonbiological factors are involved in these disorders. (From American Psychiatric Glossary, 6th ed)
Organized efforts by communities or organizations to improve the health and well-being of the child.
Care of CHILDREN in the home or in an institution.
Organic compounds in which mercury is attached to a methyl group.
Interaction between a mother and child.
Any observable response or action of a child from 24 months through 12 years of age. For neonates or children younger than 24 months, INFANT BEHAVIOR is available.
Female parents, human or animal.
Performing the role of a parent by care-giving, nurturance, and protection of the child by a natural or substitute parent. The parent supports the child by exercising authority and through consistent, empathic, appropriate behavior in response to the child's needs. PARENTING differs from CHILD REARING in that in child rearing the emphasis is on the act of training or bringing up the children and the interaction between the parent and child, while parenting emphasizes the responsibility and qualities of exemplary behavior of the parent.
The consequences of exposing the FETUS in utero to certain factors, such as NUTRITION PHYSIOLOGICAL PHENOMENA; PHYSIOLOGICAL STRESS; DRUGS; RADIATION; and other physical or chemical factors. These consequences are observed later in the offspring after BIRTH.
The interactions between parent and child.
Disturbances considered to be pathological based on age and stage appropriateness, e.g., conduct disturbances and anaclitic depression. This concept does not include psychoneuroses, psychoses, or personality disorders with fixed patterns.
Prolonged separation of the offspring from the father.
The study of normal and abnormal behavior of children.
Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.
A major affective disorder marked by severe mood swings (manic or major depressive episodes) and a tendency to remission and recurrence.
Organized services to provide health care for children.
Spontaneous or voluntary recreational activities pursued for enjoyment and accessories or equipment used in the activities; includes games, toys, etc.
Persons functioning as natural, adoptive, or substitute parents. The heading includes the concept of parenthood as well as preparation for becoming a parent.
Neurologic disorders associated with exposure to inorganic and organic forms of MERCURY. Acute intoxication may be associated with gastrointestinal disturbances, mental status changes, and PARAPARESIS. Chronic exposure to inorganic mercury usually occurs in industrial workers, and manifests as mental confusion, prominent behavioral changes (including psychosis), DYSKINESIAS, and NEURITIS. Alkyl mercury poisoning may occur through ingestion of contaminated seafood or grain, and its characteristic features include POLYNEUROPATHY; ATAXIA; vision loss; NYSTAGMUS, PATHOLOGIC; and DEAFNESS. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1997, Ch20, pp10-15)
The gradual expansion in complexity and meaning of symbols and sounds as perceived and interpreted by the individual through a maturational and learning process. Stages in development include babbling, cooing, word imitation with cognition, and use of short sentences.
Disorders caused by nutritional imbalance, either overnutrition or undernutrition, occurring in children ages 2 to 12 years.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
Marine fish and shellfish used as food or suitable for food. (Webster, 3d ed) SHELLFISH and FISH PRODUCTS are more specific types of SEAFOOD.
An infant during the first month after birth.
The ability to learn and to deal with new situations and to deal effectively with tasks involving abstractions.
Children with mental or physical disabilities that interfere with usual activities of daily living and that may require accommodation or intervention.
Child with one or more parents afflicted by a physical or mental disorder.
Persistent and disabling ANXIETY.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
Those disorders that have a disturbance in mood as their predominant feature.
The language and sounds expressed by a child at a particular maturational stage in development.
Procedures and programs that facilitate the development or skill acquisition in infants and young children who have disabilities, who are at risk for developing disabilities, or who are gifted. It includes programs that are designed to prevent handicapping conditions in infants and young children and family-centered programs designed to affect the functioning of infants and children with special needs. (From Journal of Early Intervention, Editorial, 1989, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 3; A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, prepared for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1976)
Standardized tests that measure the present general ability or aptitude for intellectual performance.
Nutritional physiology of children aged 2-12 years.
A medical specialty concerned with maintaining health and providing medical care to children from birth to adolescence.
Any observable response or action of a neonate or infant up through the age of 23 months.
Exposure of the female parent, human or animal, to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals that may affect offspring. It includes pre-conception maternal exposure.
Male parents, human or animal.
Intellectual or mental process whereby an organism obtains knowledge.
Human artificial insemination in which the semen used is that of a man other than the woman's husband.
Categorical classification of MENTAL DISORDERS based on criteria sets with defining features. It is produced by the American Psychiatric Association. (DSM-IV, page xxii)
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
The training or molding of an individual through various relationships, educational agencies, and social controls, which enables him to become a member of a particular society.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Depression in POSTPARTUM WOMEN, usually within four weeks after giving birth (PARTURITION). The degree of depression ranges from mild transient depression to neurotic or psychotic depressive disorders. (From DSM-IV, p386)
The presence in food of harmful, unpalatable, or otherwise objectionable foreign substances, e.g. chemicals, microorganisms or diluents, before, during, or after processing or storage.
A behavior disorder originating in childhood in which the essential features are signs of developmentally inappropriate inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Although most individuals have symptoms of both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity, one or the other pattern may be predominant. The disorder is more frequent in males than females. Onset is in childhood. Symptoms often attenuate during late adolescence although a minority experience the full complement of symptoms into mid-adulthood. (From DSM-V)
A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.
The behavior patterns associated with or characteristic of a mother.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
Voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be as one's own child, usually with legal confirmation.
The determination and evaluation of personality attributes by interviews, observations, tests, or scales. Articles concerning personality measurement are considered to be within scope of this term.
A disorder beginning in childhood. It is marked by the presence of markedly abnormal or impaired development in social interaction and communication and a markedly restricted repertoire of activity and interest. Manifestations of the disorder vary greatly depending on the developmental level and chronological age of the individual. (DSM-V)
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
Adaptation of the person to the social environment. Adjustment may take place by adapting the self to the environment or by changing the environment. (From Campbell, Psychiatric Dictionary, 1996)
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
Marked depression appearing in the involution period and characterized by hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, and agitation.
The distance from the sole to the crown of the head with body standing on a flat surface and fully extended.
The aggregate of social and cultural institutions, forms, patterns, and processes that influence the life of an individual or community.
A child who is receiving long-term in-patient services or who resides in an institutional setting.
General and comprehensive nursing practice directed to individuals, families, or groups as it relates to and contributes to the health of a population or community. This is not an official program of a Public Health Department.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
An affective disorder manifested by either a dysphoric mood or loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities. The mood disturbance is prominent and relatively persistent.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
A filament-like structure consisting of a shaft which projects to the surface of the SKIN from a root which is softer than the shaft and lodges in the cavity of a HAIR FOLLICLE. It is found on most surfaces of the body.
Predisposition to react to one's environment in a certain way; usually refers to mood changes.
Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.
Personality construct referring to an individual's perception of the locus of events as determined internally by his or her own behavior versus fate, luck, or external forces. (ERIC Thesaurus, 1996).
Size and composition of the family.
A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.
A class of traumatic stress disorders with symptoms that last more than one month. There are various forms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depending on the time of onset and the duration of these stress symptoms. In the acute form, the duration of the symptoms is between 1 to 3 months. In the chronic form, symptoms last more than 3 months. With delayed onset, symptoms develop more than 6 months after the traumatic event.
A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.
An anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent, persistent obsessions or compulsions. Obsessions are the intrusive ideas, thoughts, or images that are experienced as senseless or repugnant. Compulsions are repetitive and seemingly purposeful behavior which the individual generally recognizes as senseless and from which the individual does not derive pleasure although it may provide a release from tension.
Conditions or pathological processes associated with pregnancy. They can occur during or after pregnancy, and range from minor discomforts to serious diseases that require medical interventions. They include diseases in pregnant females, and pregnancies in females with diseases.
The giving of attention to the special dental needs of children, including the prevention of tooth diseases and instruction in dental hygiene and dental health. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.
Stress wherein emotional factors predominate.
Child who has lost both parents through death or desertion.
Countries in the process of change with economic growth, that is, an increase in production, per capita consumption, and income. The process of economic growth involves better utilization of natural and human resources, which results in a change in the social, political, and economic structures.
A province of eastern Canada. Its capital is Quebec. The region belonged to France from 1627 to 1763 when it was lost to the British. The name is from the Algonquian quilibek meaning the place where waters narrow, referring to the gradually narrowing channel of the St. Lawrence or to the narrows of the river at Cape Diamond. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p993 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p440)
Standardized tests designed to measure abilities, as in intelligence, aptitude, and achievement tests, or to evaluate personality traits.
Disorders related to substance abuse.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Anxiety disorders in which the essential feature is persistent and irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that the individual feels compelled to avoid. The individual recognizes the fear as excessive or unreasonable.
Tests designed to assess neurological function associated with certain behaviors. They are used in diagnosing brain dysfunction or damage and central nervous system disorders or injury.
State of the body in relation to the consumption and utilization of nutrients.
City, urban, rural, or suburban areas which are characterized by severe economic deprivation and by accompanying physical and social decay.
Interaction between the father and the child.
The nursing of an infant at the breast.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.
Disorders in which there is a loss of ego boundaries or a gross impairment in reality testing with delusions or prominent hallucinations. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.
Revenues or receipts accruing from business enterprise, labor, or invested capital.
The reciprocal interaction of two or more persons.
Educational institutions.
The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
Gradual increase in the number, the size, and the complexity of cells of an individual. Growth generally results in increase in ORGAN WEIGHT; BODY WEIGHT; and BODY HEIGHT.
Any behavior caused by or affecting another individual, usually of the same species.
Anemia characterized by decreased or absent iron stores, low serum iron concentration, low transferrin saturation, and low hemoglobin concentration or hematocrit value. The erythrocytes are hypochromic and microcytic and the iron binding capacity is increased.
A repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major age-appropriate societal norms or rules are violated. These behaviors include aggressive conduct that causes or threatens physical harm to other people or animals, nonaggressive conduct that causes property loss or damage, deceitfulness or theft, and serious violations of rules. The onset is before age 18. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.
Performance of complex motor acts.
Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with ANXIETY DISORDERS.
Abuse of children in a family, institutional, or other setting. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)
Statistical models in which the value of a parameter for a given value of a factor is assumed to be equal to a + bx, where a and b are constants. The models predict a linear regression.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents in the environment or to environmental factors that may include ionizing radiation, pathogenic organisms, or toxic chemicals.
Standardized procedures utilizing rating scales or interview schedules carried out by health personnel for evaluating the degree of mental illness.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
Disorders characterized by recurrent TICS that may interfere with speech and other activities. Tics are sudden, rapid, nonrhythmic, stereotyped motor movements or vocalizations which may be exacerbated by stress and are generally attenuated during absorbing activities. Tic disorders are distinguished from conditions which feature other types of abnormal movements that may accompany another another condition. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
Number of deaths of children between one year of age to 12 years of age in a given population.
A group of cold-blooded, aquatic vertebrates having gills, fins, a cartilaginous or bony endoskeleton, and elongated bodies covered with scales.
Disturbances in mental processes related to learning, thinking, reasoning, and judgment.
Substances or energies, for example heat or light, which when introduced into the air, water, or land threaten life or health of individuals or ECOSYSTEMS.
Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.
Conditions characterized by disturbances of usual sleep patterns or behaviors. Sleep disorders may be divided into three major categories: DYSSOMNIAS (i.e. disorders characterized by insomnia or hypersomnia), PARASOMNIAS (abnormal sleep behaviors), and sleep disorders secondary to medical or psychiatric disorders. (From Thorpy, Sleep Disorders Medicine, 1994, p187)
Countries that have reached a level of economic achievement through an increase of production, per capita income and consumption, and utilization of natural and human resources.
The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual at BIRTH. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.
A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is available.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Disorders having the presence of physical symptoms that suggest a general medical condition but that are not fully explained by a another medical condition, by the direct effects of a substance, or by another mental disorder. The symptoms must cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other areas of functioning. In contrast to FACTITIOUS DISORDERS and MALINGERING, the physical symptoms are not under voluntary control. (APA, DSM-V)
The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.
The coordination of a sensory or ideational (cognitive) process and a motor activity.
Acquired or developmental conditions marked by an impaired ability to comprehend or generate spoken forms of language.
A personality disorder marked by a pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts. (DSM-IV)
Includes two similar disorders: oppositional defiant disorder and CONDUCT DISORDERS. Symptoms occurring in children with these disorders include: defiance of authority figures, angry outbursts, and other antisocial behaviors.
Conditions characterized by a significant discrepancy between an individual's perceived level of intellect and their ability to acquire new language and other cognitive skills. These disorders may result from organic or psychological conditions. Relatively common subtypes include DYSLEXIA, DYSCALCULIA, and DYSGRAPHIA.
Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.
Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal.
Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).
Syndromes which feature DYSKINESIAS as a cardinal manifestation of the disease process. Included in this category are degenerative, hereditary, post-infectious, medication-induced, post-inflammatory, and post-traumatic conditions.
Disorders characterized by proliferation of lymphoid tissue, general or unspecified.
Deviations from the average values for a specific age and sex in any or all of the following: height, weight, skeletal proportions, osseous development, or maturation of features. Included here are both acceleration and retardation of growth.
Disorders related to or resulting from abuse or mis-use of alcohol.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
The formally authorized guardianship or care of a CHILD.
A directed conversation aimed at eliciting information for psychiatric diagnosis, evaluation, treatment planning, etc. The interview may be conducted by a social worker or psychologist.
The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups.
A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL).
Neurotic reactions to unusual, severe, or overwhelming military stress.
Disorders whose essential features are the failure to resist an impulse, drive, or temptation to perform an act that is harmful to the individual or to others. Individuals experience an increased sense of tension prior to the act and pleasure, gratification or release of tension at the time of committing the act.
A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.
A human infant born before 37 weeks of GESTATION.
Conditions characterized by deficiencies of comprehension or expression of written and spoken forms of language. These include acquired and developmental disorders.
A severe emotional disorder of psychotic depth characteristically marked by a retreat from reality with delusion formation, HALLUCINATIONS, emotional disharmony, and regressive behavior.
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
Marked impairments in the development of motor coordination such that the impairment interferes with activities of daily living. (From DSM-V)
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
Diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. This includes disorders of the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and muscle.
A characteristic symptom complex.
Assessment of psychological variables by the application of mathematical procedures.
Chronically depressed mood that occurs for most of the day more days than not for at least 2 years. The required minimum duration in children to make this diagnosis is 1 year. During periods of depressed mood, at least 2 of the following additional symptoms are present: poor appetite or overeating, insomnia or hypersomnia, low energy or fatigue, low self esteem, poor concentration or difficulty making decisions, and feelings of hopelessness. (DSM-IV)
Sudden temporary alterations in the normally integrative functions of consciousness.
A personality disorder whose essential feature is a pervasive pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood. The individual must be at least age 18 and must have a history of some symptoms of CONDUCT DISORDER before age 15. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.
The age, developmental stage, or period of life at which a disease or the initial symptoms or manifestations of a disease appear in an individual.
Special hospitals which provide care for ill children.
A disorder associated with three or more of the following: eating until feeling uncomfortably full; eating large amounts of food when not physically hungry; eating much more rapidly than normal; eating alone due to embarrassment; feeling of disgust, DEPRESSION, or guilt after overeating. Criteria includes occurrence on average, at least 2 days a week for 6 months. The binge eating is not associated with the regular use of inappropriate compensatory behavior (i.e. purging, excessive exercise, etc.) and does not co-occur exclusively with BULIMIA NERVOSA or ANOREXIA NERVOSA. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
A child or adolescent who is deserted by parents or parent substitutes without regard for its future care.
A variety of conditions affecting the anatomic and functional characteristics of the temporomandibular joint. Factors contributing to the complexity of temporomandibular diseases are its relation to dentition and mastication and the symptomatic effects in other areas which account for referred pain to the joint and the difficulties in applying traditional diagnostic procedures to temporomandibular joint pathology where tissue is rarely obtained and x-rays are often inadequate or nonspecific. Common diseases are developmental abnormalities, trauma, subluxation, luxation, arthritis, and neoplasia. (From Thoma's Oral Pathology, 6th ed, pp577-600)
Conditions which cause proliferation of hemopoietically active tissue or of tissue which has embryonic hemopoietic potential. They all involve dysregulation of multipotent MYELOID PROGENITOR CELLS, most often caused by a mutation in the JAK2 PROTEIN TYROSINE KINASE.
A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).
An umbrella term used to describe a pattern of disabilities and abnormalities that result from fetal exposure to ETHANOL during pregnancy. It encompasses a phenotypic range that can vary greatly between individuals, but reliably includes one or more of the following: characteristic facial dysmorphism, FETAL GROWTH RETARDATION, central nervous system abnormalities, cognitive and/or behavioral dysfunction, BIRTH DEFECTS. The level of maternal alcohol consumption does not necessarily correlate directly with disease severity.
The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
The range or frequency distribution of a measurement in a population (of organisms, organs or things) that has not been selected for the presence of disease or abnormality.
Subnormal intellectual functioning which originates during the developmental period. This has multiple potential etiologies, including genetic defects and perinatal insults. Intelligence quotient (IQ) scores are commonly used to determine whether an individual has an intellectual disability. IQ scores between 70 and 79 are in the borderline range. Scores below 67 are in the disabled range. (from Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p28)
The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.
Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
A state of harmony between internal needs and external demands and the processes used in achieving this condition. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
An increased liquidity or decreased consistency of FECES, such as running stool. Fecal consistency is related to the ratio of water-holding capacity of insoluble solids to total water, rather than the amount of water present. Diarrhea is not hyperdefecation or increased fecal weight.
The study of NUTRITION PROCESSES as well as the components of food, their actions, interaction, and balance in relation to health and disease of children, infants or adolescents.
Disorders in which the symptoms are distressing to the individual and recognized by him or her as being unacceptable. Social relationships may be greatly affected but usually remain within acceptable limits. The disturbance is relatively enduring or recurrent without treatment.
Maladaptive reactions to identifiable psychosocial stressors occurring within a short time after onset of the stressor. They are manifested by either impairment in social or occupational functioning or by symptoms (depression, anxiety, etc.) that are in excess of a normal and expected reaction to the stressor.
A disorder whose predominant feature is a loss or alteration in physical functioning that suggests a physical disorder but that is actually a direct expression of a psychological conflict or need.

Reduction of stimulus overselectivity with nonverbal differential observing responses. (1/993)

Three individuals with mental retardation exhibited stimulus overselectivity in a delayed matching-to-sample task in which two sample stimuli were displayed on each trial. Intermediate accuracy scores indicated that participants could match one of the samples but not both of them. Accuracy in a baseline condition was compared to accuracy with a differential observing response procedure. This procedure prompted participants to make simultaneous identity-matching responses that required observation and discrimination of both sample stimuli. These observing responses were never followed by differential consequences. When observing responses were prompted, participants' accuracy scores improved. In a return to the baseline condition, when differential observing responses were no longer prompted, accuracy returned to intermediate levels. The results show that stimulus overselectivity can be greatly reduced by a behavioral intervention that controls observing behavior and verifies discrimination, but that exposure to such procedures alone may be insufficient for lasting benefits.  (+info)

Lack of benefit of a single dose of synthetic human secretin in the treatment of autism and pervasive developmental disorder. (2/993)

BACKGROUND: Secretin is a peptide hormone that stimulates pancreatic secretion. After recent publicity about a child with autism whose condition markedly improved after a single dose of secretin, thousands of children with autistic disorders may have received secretin injections. METHODS: We conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of a single intravenous dose of synthetic human secretin in 60 children (age, 3 to 14 years) with autism or pervasive developmental disorder. The children were randomly assigned to treatment with an intravenous infusion of synthetic human secretin (0.4 microg per kilogram of body weight) or saline placebo. We used standardized behavioral measures of the primary and secondary features of autism, including the Autism Behavior Checklist, to assess the degree of impairment at base line and over the course of a four-week period after treatment. RESULTS: Of the 60 children, 4 could not be evaluated - 2 received secretin outside the study, and 2 did not return for follow-up. Thus, 56 children (28 in each group) completed the study. As compared with placebo, secretin treatment was not associated with significant improvements in any of the outcome measures. Among the children in the secretin group, the mean total score on the Autism Behavior Checklist at base line was 59.0 (range of possible values, 0 to 158, with a larger value corresponding to greater impairment), and among those in the placebo group it was 63.2. The mean decreases in scores over the four-week period were 8.9 in the secretin group and 17.8 in the placebo group (mean difference, -8.9; 95 percent confidence interval, -19.4 to 1.6; P=0.11). None of the children had treatment-limiting adverse effects. After they were told the results, 69 percent of the parents of the children in this study said they remained interested in secretin as a treatment for their children. CONCLUSIONS: A single dose of synthetic human secretin is not an effective treatment for autism or pervasive developmental disorder.  (+info)

Effects of a fixed-time schedule on aberrant and adaptive behavior. (3/993)

Fixed-time (FT) schedules of reinforcement have been used to decrease destructive behavior. However, the effects of FT schedules on acquisition and maintenance of appropriate behavior remain unclear. In this study, we present a case in which an FT schedule produced an increase in adaptive behavior and resulted in a significant decrease in destructive behavior.  (+info)

A population-based study of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination and autism. (4/993)

BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that vaccination against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) is a cause of autism. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all children born in Denmark from January 1991 through December 1998. The cohort was selected on the basis of data from the Danish Civil Registration System, which assigns a unique identification number to every live-born infant and new resident in Denmark. MMR-vaccination status was obtained from the Danish National Board of Health. Information on the children's autism status was obtained from the Danish Psychiatric Central Register, which contains information on all diagnoses received by patients in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics in Denmark. We obtained information on potential confounders from the Danish Medical Birth Registry, the National Hospital Registry, and Statistics Denmark. RESULTS: Of the 537,303 children in the cohort (representing 2,129,864 person-years), 440,655 (82.0 percent) had received the MMR vaccine. We identified 316 children with a diagnosis of autistic disorder and 422 with a diagnosis of other autistic-spectrum disorders. After adjustment for potential confounders, the relative risk of autistic disorder in the group of vaccinated children, as compared with the unvaccinated group, was 0.92 (95 percent confidence interval, 0.68 to 1.24), and the relative risk of another autistic-spectrum disorder was 0.83 (95 percent confidence interval, 0.65 to 1.07). There was no association between the age at the time of vaccination, the time since vaccination, or the date of vaccination and the development of autistic disorder. CONCLUSIONS: This study provides strong evidence against the hypothesis that MMR vaccination causes autism.  (+info)

Autism: a medical primer. (5/993)

Autistic disorder, a pervasive developmental disorder resulting in social, language, or sensorimotor deficits, occurs in approximately seven of 10,000 persons. Early detection and intervention significantly improve outcome, with about one third of autistic persons achieving some degree of independent living. Indications for developmental evaluation include no babbling, pointing, or use of other gestures by 12 months of age, no single words by 16 months of age, no two-word spontaneous phrases by 24 months of age, and loss of previously learned language or social skills at any age. The differential diagnosis includes other psychiatric and pervasive developmental disorders, deafness, and profound hearing loss. Autism is frequently associated with fragile X syndrome and tuberous sclerosis, and may be caused by lead poisoning and metabolic disorders. Common comorbidities include mental retardation, seizure disorder, and psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety. Behavior modification programs are helpful and are usually administered by multidisciplinary teams, targeted medication is used to address behavior concerns. Many different treatment approaches can be used, some of which are unproven and have little scientific support. Parents may be encouraged to investigate national resources and local support networks.  (+info)

Sleep patterns of children with pervasive developmental disorders. (6/993)

Data on sleep behavior were gathered on 100 children with pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), ages 2-11 years, using sleep diaries, the Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ), and the Parenting Events Questionnaire. Two time periods were sampled to assess short-term stability of sleep-wake patterns. Before data collection, slightly more than half of the parents, when queried, reported a sleep problem in their child. Subsequent diary and CSHQ reports confirmed more fragmented sleep in those children who were described by their parents as having a sleep problem compared to those without a designated problem. Interestingly, regardless of parental perception of problematic sleep, all children with PDD exhibited longer sleep onset times and greater fragmentation of sleep than that reported for age-matched community norms. The results demonstrate that sleep problems identified by the parent, as well as fragmentation of sleep patterns obtained from sleep diary and CSHQ data, exist in a significant proportion of children with PDD.  (+info)

Pathological demand avoidance syndrome: a necessary distinction within the pervasive developmental disorders. (7/993)

A proposal is made to recognise pathological demand avoidance syndrome (PDA) as a separate entity within the pervasive developmental disorders, instead of being classed under "pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified" (PDDnos, DSM-IV). Discriminant functions analysis shows PDA to be significantly different on many counts from classic autism and Asperger's syndrome, both separately and together, including an equal sex ratio (150 cases). Demand avoidance using social manipulation is seen in all children, which strongly contrasts with the features of autistic spectrum disorders. A criterial structure is described, supported by statistical data from a random sample of 50 children diagnosed with PDA, together with a follow up sample of 18 young adults.  (+info)

Is fever suppression involved in the etiology of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders? (8/993)

BACKGROUND: There appears to be a significant increase in the prevalence rate of autism. Reasons for the increase are unknown, however, there is a substantial body of evidence that suggests the etiology involves infections of the pregnant mother or of a young child. Most infections result in fever that is routinely controlled with antipyretics such as acetaminophen. The blocking of fever inhibits processes that evolved over millions of years to protect against microbial attack. Immune mechanisms in the central nervous system are part of this protective process. HYPOTHESIS: The blockage of fever with antipyretics interferes with normal immunological development in the brain leading to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism in certain genetically and immunologically disposed individuals. TESTING THE HYPOTHESIS: Epidemiological studies to determine associations between the use of antipyretics and neurodevelopmental disorders should be undertaken. Biochemical tests will involve the examination of fluids/serum by mass spectrometry and the determination of cytokine/chemokine levels in serum and cell culture fluids after stimulation with fever-inducing molecules from bacteria, viruses and yeast. Postmortem brain can be examined by immunohistochemistry or other methods such as fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) to determine altered expression levels of chemokines/cytokines and other molecules. IMPLICATIONS OF THE HYPOTHESIS: 1) The use of antipyretics during pregnancy or in young children may be reserved for more severe fevers. 2) The perplexing genetic findings in autism may be better understood by categorizing genes along functional pathways. 3) New treatments based on immune, cell, pharmacological or even heat therapies may be developed.  (+info)

Several studies have examined the cognitive profile of people with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD) (IQ > 70), and its relationship with the symptoms of ASD and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-IV (WISC-IV). However, no data exist on the similarities or differences in this profile in less affluent countries. The present study examined the cognitive profile and its relationship with the symptoms of ASD and ADHD in 30 subjects aged 6–16 years with high-functioning ASD and compared the results with those of 30 typically developing (TD) subjects. In line with previous research findings, the WISC-IV cognitive profile analysis of subjects with high-functioning ASD showed a good competence in Matrix Reasoning and weaknesses in Comprehension, but the main distinguishing point was the competence in processing speed in both groups. In the present study, the Verbal Comprehension Index correlated negatively with the
Indra Mahabir was born in Trinidad, West Indies, currently resides in the USA, and is an Advocate for individuals living with autism. She is a Program Coordinator and Liaison for autism programs in impoverished areas worldwide for organizations who are seeking parent education, interventions and training programs on autism. Indra has earned certificates in Structured Teaching, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), Floortime, Sensory Integration, ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule). Indra has a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership and Change. Revathi (Rae) Narayanan has 15+ years working with individuals living with autism in India and in Trinidad. She was born in India and spent the last 10 years in Trinidad working with the Autistic Society of Trinidad and Tobago and its affiliates. Rae holds certificates in Structured Teaching, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), Floortime Sensory Integration, ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule). Rae has a Masters ...
Table of Contents:. 1. Key Insights. 2. Executive Summary of Autism Spectrum Disorders. 3. Autism Spectrum Disorders Epidemiology Overview at a Glance. 4. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Disease Background and Overview. 5. Epidemiology and Patient Population. 6. Case Reports. 7. Country Wise-Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders 8. Appendix. 9. DelveInsight Capabilities. 10. Disclaimer. 11. About DelveInsight. Related Reports:. Autism Spectrum Disorders Market. DelveInsights Autism Spectrum Disorders-Market Insights, Epidemiology, and Market Forecast-2030 report delivers an in-depth understanding of the 7MM, historical and forecasted epidemiology as well as the 7MM market trends in the United States, EU5 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and United Kingdom), Autism Spectrum Disorders Pipeline Autism Spectrum Disorders Pipeline Insight, 2021 report by DelveInsight outlines comprehensive insights of present clinical development scenarios and growth prospects across the Autism Spectrum Disorders ...
Table of Contents:. 1. Key Insights. 2. Executive Summary of Autism Spectrum Disorders. 3. Autism Spectrum Disorders Epidemiology Overview at a Glance. 4. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Disease Background and Overview. 5. Epidemiology and Patient Population. 6. Case Reports. 7. Country Wise-Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders 8. Appendix. 9. DelveInsight Capabilities. 10. Disclaimer. 11. About DelveInsight. Related Reports:. Autism Spectrum Disorders Market. DelveInsights Autism Spectrum Disorders-Market Insights, Epidemiology, and Market Forecast-2030 report delivers an in-depth understanding of the 7MM, historical and forecasted epidemiology as well as the 7MM market trends in the United States, EU5 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and United Kingdom), Autism Spectrum Disorders Pipeline Autism Spectrum Disorders Pipeline Insight, 2021 report by DelveInsight outlines comprehensive insights of present clinical development scenarios and growth prospects across the Autism Spectrum Disorders ...
Autism Spectrum Disorder (As defined by a gold standard measure for ASD diagnosis: the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Autism Diagnostic Interview, and/or the minimum Arkansas state requirement for autism classification, as defined by a consensus diagnosis of ASD by a medical doctor, speech pathologist, and psychologist.). In an event where sufficient diagnostic information is lacking, and the PI believes that the clients meet all other inclusion criteria and a prospective diagnosis of an ASD is clinically warranted, and a formal diagnosis is scheduled to occur within a reasonable time frame from the date of study entry, then the client may be considered as potentially eligible ...
Diagnosis is most commonly made between the ages of four and eleven.[1] A comprehensive assessment involves a multidisciplinary team[2][7][61] that observes across multiple settings,[1] and includes neurological and genetic assessment as well as tests for cognition, psychomotor function, verbal and nonverbal strengths and weaknesses, style of learning, and skills for independent living.[7] The current gold standard in diagnosing ASDs combines clinical judgment with the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)-a semistructured parent interview-and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)-a conversation and play-based interview with the child.[4] Delayed or mistaken diagnosis can be traumatic for individuals and families; for example, misdiagnosis can lead to medications that worsen behavior.[61][62] Many children with AS are initially misdiagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).[1] Diagnosing adults is more challenging, as standard diagnostic criteria are ...
Autism is a complex biological disorder that generally lasts throughout a persons life. It starts before age three and causes delays or problems with many different ways in which a person develops or grows. Some people with autism become very aggressive and can hurt others or themselves. This study will test the hypothesis that aggressive autistic adolescents will show a significantly greater response to valproate maintained at blood levels of 75-100 mcg/ml than to placebo. The study will also assess the safety of valproate in autistic adolescents. This represents the first double-blind study of valproate in mentally retarded/developmentally delayed populations.. Participants in this study will undergo DSM-IV evaluation, the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised and Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, and baseline blood tests. After baseline screening, all participants will be given a placebo for 1 week. Participants will then be randomized to receive either valproate or placebo for 8 weeks. ...
This study examined the effect of demographic factors on Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ) scores in children aged 30-68 months. Diagnoses of ASD were made after a gold standard evaluation that included the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), and the Autism Diagnostic Interview Revised (ADI-R). The relationship of demographic variables to SCQ scores was compared in two source populations: (a) children recruited from clinical and educational sources serving children who have ASD or other developmental disorders (CE) and (b) children recruited from birth certificates to represent the general population (BC). The impact of the demographic variables-child sex, child age, maternal language, maternal ethnicity, maternal education, maternal race, and household income-on total SCQ score were studied to examine their impact on the SCQs performance. Demographic factors predicting the SCQ total score were used to generate ROCs. Factors that had a significant influence on SCQ performance ...
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the most recent nomenclature for developmental disorders characterized by persistently impaired social interaction and communication, with stereotypic behavior [1]. These have previously been also referred to as Pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) or Autism [2]. Western literature reports the prevalence of PDD in children as 0.67-1.2% [3,4]. According to a multicentric Indian community study, it is 0.8 - 1.3% in 2- to 9-year-old children [5]. Early identification of Autism is invaluable as timely intervention is known to improve outcomes [6]. Current standard protocols of evaluation recommend satisfying diagnostic criteria of International Classification of Diseases (ICD) or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), followed by qualitative assessment with internationally validated instruments [1,2,7,8]. These include Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Generalized (ADOS-G), Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R), and Childhood ...
Sometimes new drivers, including teens with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD), have a hard time visually detecting critical items and anticipating a needed response to objects and other traffic indicators of a potentially hazardous situation. These critical items include traffic signs such as speed limit, stop and yield signs, as well as crosswalk and pavement markings that alert drivers to possible pedestrian traffic. In addition, novice drivers may also be unaware of other drivers break lights and turn signals that would require a response. Research has shown that the detection of these items and other skills required for safe driving, can be improved through driving-related computerized training programs.. This research study is being done to test the benefits of a computerized training program for drivers education students to see if it improves perception of these important traffic indicators for novice drivers, particularly those with high functioning autism spectrum ...
Messinger et al. found a 3.18 odds ratio of male to female ASD recurrence in 1241 prospectively followed high-risk (HR) siblings. Among high-risk siblings (with and without ASD), as well as among 583 low-risk controls, girls exhibited higher performance on the Mullen Scales of Early Learning, as well as lower restricted and repetitive behavior severity scores on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) than boys. That is, female-favoring sex differences in developmental performance and autism traits were evident among low-risk and non-ASD high-risk children, as well as those with ASD. Constantino (Mol Autism) suggests that sex differences in categorical ASD outcomes in Messinger et al. should be understood as a female protective effect. We are receptive to Constantinos (Mol Autism) suggestion, and propose that quantitative sex differences in autism-related features are keys to understanding this female protective effect ...
Anxiety may exacerbate interpersonal difficulties and contribute to secondary behavioral problems in adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD). This study was conducted to ass
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a genetically linked, neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impairments within the social-communication domain and the presence of stereotyped and repetitive interests or behaviors. While previously referring to a group of pervasive developmental disorders (autism, Aspergers disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified), ASD now serves as an umbrella term where severity levels are assigned. ASD is characteristically heterogeneous; that is, manifestation of impairments can vary greatly. For example, nonverbal IQ can range from meeting criteria for severe intellectual disability to within or above the normal range. While language impairment is not a diagnostic criterion for autism, deficits in language are often found-although heterogeneity is again pervasive. While some children with ASD acquire language comparable to typically developing (TD) peers, approximately 25 percent remain minimally verbal, never acquiring functional ...
Research suggests an overrepresentation of autism spectrum diagnoses (ASD) or autistic traits in gender diverse samples, particularly in children and adolescents. Using data from the GENTLE (GENder identiTy Longitudinal Experience) Cohort at the Gender Diversity Service at the Perth Children’s Hospital, the primary objective of the current retrospective chart review was to explore psychopathology and quality of life in gender diverse children with co-occurring ASD relative to gender diverse children and adolescents without ASD. The Social Responsiveness Scale (Second Edition) generates a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) score indicating a likely clinical ASD diagnosis, which was used to partition participants into two groups (indicated ASD, n = 19) (no ASD indicated, n = 60). Indicated ASD was far higher than would be expected compared to general population estimates. Indicated ASD on the Social Responsiveness Scale 2 (SRS 2) was also a significant predictor of
TY - JOUR. T1 - Anxiety in 3- to 7-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder seeking treatment for disruptive behavior. AU - Sukhodolsky, Denis G.. AU - Lecavalier, Luc. AU - Johnson, Cynthia. AU - Smith, Tristram. AU - Swiezy, Naomi. AU - Bearss, Karen. AU - Kalvin, Carla B.. AU - Scahill, Lawrence. PY - 2019/1/1. Y1 - 2019/1/1. N2 - Anxiety is a common and impairing problem in children with autism spectrum disorder, but little is known about it in preschool children with autism spectrum disorder. This article reports on the characteristics of anxiety symptoms in young children with autism spectrum disorder using a parent-completed rating scale. One hundred and eighty children (age 3-7 years) participated in a clinical trial of parent training for disruptive behaviors. Anxiety was measured as part of pre-treatment subject characterization with 16 items from the Early Childhood Inventory, a parent-completed scale on child psychiatric symptoms. Parents also completed other measures of ...
OBJECTIVES. We sought to examine the health care experiences of children with autism spectrum disorder and the impact of autism spectrum disorder on the family and to assess whether having a medical home is associated with less family impact.. METHODS. We used the 2005-2006 National Survey of Children With Special Health Care Needs to compare 2088 children with special health care needs, aged 3 to 17 years, reported by their parents to have autism spectrum disorder, with children with special health care needs with other emotional, developmental, or behavioral problems (excluding autism spectrum disorder; n = 9534) and 26751 other children with special health care needs. We used weighted logistic regression to examine unmet needs for specific health care and support services, delayed care, no usual care source or personal physician, difficulty receiving referrals, and financial, employment, or time problems because of childs care.. RESULTS. Nationally, an estimated 535000 children have ...
Autism Spectrum Disorders, Read about Autism Spectrum Disorders symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. Also read Autism Spectrum Disorders articles about how to live with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and more.
Autism Spectrum Disorders, Read about Autism Spectrum Disorders symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. Also read Autism Spectrum Disorders articles about how to live with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and more.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Mind-Mindedness in Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. AU - Kirk, Elizabeth. AU - Sharma, Shivani. N1 - This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of the following article: Elizabeth Kirk, and Shivani Sharma, Mind-mindedness in mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Vol. 43-33: 18-26, November 2017. Under embargo until 23 March 2019. The final, published version is available online at DOI: PY - 2017/11/1. Y1 - 2017/11/1. N2 - Background: Little is currently understood about the ways in which caregivers represent the internal mental states of their child with autism. Previous research has shown that being mind-minded can limit the experience of parenting stress in typically developing samples. The current study explored mind-mindedness in mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and examined whether this related to the experience of parenting stress. ...
The CDC web site introduces Autism Spectrum Disorders with some basic autism facts, including facts about Autistic Disorder and Intellectual Disability, which are being ignored by the American Psychiatric Association in its proposed revisions to the Pervasive Developmental Disorders (which will now formally be called Autism Spectrum Disorder) section of the DSM-5. One simple, but very important, fact which the APA will hide is the fact that many people with Aut
Please join us for the Behavioral and Brain Sciences colloquium. Malleability of Social Cognition and Communication Development in Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Insights from an Early Intervention Study, Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Director, Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD). Dr. Landa is a speech-language pathologist. She has practiced in the public schools, university clinics and hospital settings. Dr. Landa has consulted with schools and families on an international level to establish state-of-the-science educational programming for children with autism spectrum disorders.. Research: Dr. Landas research has focused on neuropsychological, learning and communication processes in autism across the lifespan. She was the principal investigator of an NIH STARRT Center of Excellence, through which she developed and defined the evidence-base for the Early Achievements intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. She has pioneered research aimed at ...
When accessibility specialist Jamie Penner started at the University of Manitoba in 2009, a series of eye-opening client meetings made him reconsider how the institution was accommodating students with an autism spectrum disorder. One of my first students on the spectrum had a course in ancient history covering some battle. I asked him what the lectures were like and he really only could remember or focus on the fact that they used a certain weapon in the battles. He was paying attention, he was listening, but he got so sidetracked, Mr. Penner recalls.. Autism spectrum disorders, or ASDs, are neurobiological conditions that affect various systems in the body and impact brain development. The severity of that impact differs from person to person, which means there isnt a standard case and symptoms cover a range (which is why autism is said to exist on a spectrum). Generally, people with an autism spectrum disorder may struggle with communication, socializing, and the intensity and scope of ...
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Despite the rising interest in intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder, the extent to which interventions are effective on gross motor outcomes is currently unknown. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of different intervention approaches on gross motor outcomes among children with autism spectrum disorder using meta-analysis. A total of 18 studies met the inclusion criteria for quantitative analysis. Pre- and posttest means and SDs were extracted to calculate effect sizes. Potential moderator variables were chosen based on important intervention characteristics. The results suggest that interventions have a large effect on gross motor outcomes among children with autism spectrum disorder (δ = 0.99, SE = 0.19, p , .001, 95% confidence interval [0.62, 1.36]). The interventions that were 16 total hours or longer had a significantly larger effect than those less than 16 hr. In addition, the interventions in experimental settings had significantly larger effects than ...
2021. Chae, WR, Metz, S, Pantazidis, P, Dziobek, I, Hellmann-Regen, J, Wingenfeld, K, Otte, C. (2021). Effects of glucocorticoid and noradrenergic activity on implicit and explicit facial emotion recognition in healthy young men. Stress (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1-7. Advance online publication. Tebartz van Elst, L, Fangmeier, T, Schaller, UM, Hennig, O, Kieser, M, Koelkebeck, K, Kuepper, C, Roessner, V, Wildgruber, D, Dziobek, I. (2021). FASTER and SCOTT&EVA trainings for adults with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 22(1), 261. Drimalla, H, Baskow, I, Behnia, B, Roepke, S, & Dziobek, I. (2021). Imitation and recognition of facial emotions in autism: a computer vision approach. Molecular autism, 12(1), 27. Holland, AC, OConnell, G, Dziobek, I. (2021). Facial mimicry, empathy, and emotion ...
The purpose of this study is to provide a microanalysis of differences in adaptive functioning seen between well-matched groups of school-aged
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Perspective Biological Markers for Autism Spectrum Disorders. T2 - Advantages of the Use of Receiver Operating Characteristic Curves in Evaluating Marker Sensitivity and Specificity. AU - Abruzzo, Provvidenza M.. AU - Ghezzo, Alessandro. AU - Bolotta, Alessandra. AU - Ferreri, Carla. AU - Minguzzi, Renato. AU - Vignini, Arianna. AU - Visconti, Paola. AU - Marini, Marina. PY - 2015. Y1 - 2015. N2 - Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders. Recognized causes of ASD include genetic factors, metabolic diseases, toxic and environmental factors, and a combination of these. Available tests fail to recognize genetic abnormalities in about 70% of ASD children, where diagnosis is solely based on behavioral signs and symptoms, which are difficult to evaluate in very young children. Although it is advisable that specific psychotherapeutic and pedagogic interventions are initiated as early as possible, early diagnosis is hampered by the lack of ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Prenatal exposure to fever is associated with autism spectrum disorder in the boston birth cohort. AU - Brucato, Martha. AU - Ladd-Acosta, Christine Marie. AU - Li, Mengying. AU - Caruso, Deanna. AU - Hong, Xiumei. AU - Kaczaniuk, Jamie. AU - Stuart, Elizabeth. AU - Fallin, Daniele Daniele. AU - Wang, Xiaobin. PY - 2017/11/1. Y1 - 2017/11/1. N2 - Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is phenotypically and etiologically heterogeneous, with evidence for genetic and environmental contributions to disease risk. Research has focused on the prenatal period as a time where environmental exposures are likely to influence risk for ASD. Epidemiological studies have shown significant associations between prenatal exposure to maternal immune activation (MIA), caused by infections and fever, and ASD. However, due to differences in study design and exposure measurements no consistent patterns have emerged revealing specific times or type of MIA exposure that are most important to ASD risk. No prior ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Differential monocyte responses to TLR ligands in children with autism spectrum disorders. AU - Enstrom, Amanda M.. AU - Onore, Charity E.. AU - Van de Water, Judith A. AU - Ashwood, Paul. PY - 2010/1. Y1 - 2010/1. N2 - Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by impairment in social interactions, communication deficits, and restricted repetitive interests and behaviors. Recent evidence has suggested that impairments of innate immunity may play an important role in ASD. To test this hypothesis, we isolated peripheral blood monocytes from 17 children with ASD and 16 age-matched typically developing (TD) controls and stimulated these cell cultures in vitro with distinct toll-like receptors (TLR) ligands: TLR 2 (lipoteichoic acid; LTA), TLR 3 (poly I:C), TLR 4 (lipopolysaccharide; LPS), TLR 5 (flagellin), and TLR 9 (CpG-B). Supernatants were harvested from the cell cultures and pro-inflammatory cytokine responses for IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, TNFα, MCP-1, and GM-CSF were ...
Purpose : The aim of this study was to compare retinal thicknesses and vascular parameters between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and neurotypical (NT) individuals. Methods : 14 eyes of 14 high-functioning ASD subjects and 14 eyes of 14 age- and sex-matched NT participants underwent 4 scans with the device Cirrus HD-OCT 5000 (Zeiss): macular cube, optic nerve cube, macular and optic nerve head (ONH) OCT angiography (OCT-A). Concerning OCT, thickness of full retina in 9 sectors of macular ETDRS pattern and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) in 4 quadrants and 12 clock-hour sectors were considered. Vessel density and capillary perfusion density in 9 sectors were measured using macular OCT-A. ONH OCT-A estimated perfusion density and flux index in 4 peripapillary quadrants. Comparions between groups of these parameters were performed using U Mann-Whitney test. Results : ASD subjects showed higher ONH perfusion density and lower ONH flux index at the inferior quadrant when compared with ...
OBJECTIVES: The reported increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attendant health and family impact make monitoring of ASD prevalence a public health priority.. METHODS: The prevalence of parent-reported diagnosis of ASD among US children aged 3 to 17 years was estimated from the 2007 National Survey of Childrens Health (sample size: 78037). A child was considered to have ASD if a parent/guardian reported that a doctor or other health care provider had ever said that the child had ASD and that the child currently had the condition. The point-prevalence for ASD was calculated for those children meeting both criteria. We examined sociodemographic factors associated with current ASD and with a past (but not current) ASD diagnosis. The health care experiences for children in both ASD groups were explored.. RESULTS: The weighted current ASD point-prevalence was 110 per 10,000. We estimate that 673,000 US children have ASD. Odds of having ASD were 4 times as large for boys than ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Transitive inference in adults with autism spectrum disorders. AU - Friedman, Marjorie Solomon. AU - Frank, Michael J.. AU - Smith, Anne C.. AU - Ly, Stanford. AU - Carter, Cameron S. PY - 2011/9. Y1 - 2011/9. N2 - Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) exhibit intact rote learning with impaired generalization. A transitive inference paradigm, involving training on four sequentially presented stimulus pairs containing overlapping items, with subsequent testing on two novel pairs, was used to investigate this pattern of learning in 27 young adults with ASDs and 31 matched neurotypical individuals (TYPs). On the basis of findings about memory and neuropathology, we hypothesized that individuals with ASDs would use a relational flexibility/conjunctive strategy reliant on an intact hippocampus, versus an associative strength/value transfer strategy requiring intact interactions between the prefrontal cortex and the striatum. Hypotheses were largely confirmed. ASDs ...
A 2012 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates the number of U.S. children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) at approximately 1 million. This represents a significant increase from estimates just a few years earlier.. The CDC report, Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 14 Sites, United States, uses 2008 data from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, covering 337,093 children age 8 years or over in order to map the prevalence rates of ASDs and the characteristics of children diagnosed with an ASD.. The reports findings include:. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Emotion recognition of static and dynamic faces in autism spectrum disorder. AU - Enticott, Peter Gregory. AU - Kennedy, Hayley Ann. AU - Johnston, Patrick James. AU - Rinehart, Nicole Joan. AU - Tonge, Bruce John. AU - Taffe, John Raymond. AU - Fitzgerald, Paul Bernard. PY - 2014. Y1 - 2014. N2 - There is substantial evidence for facial emotion recognition (FER) deficits in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The extent of this impairment, however, remains unclear, and there is some suggestion that clinical groups might benefit from the use of dynamic rather than static images. High-functioning individuals with ASD (n = 36) and typically developing controls (n = 36) completed a computerised FER task involving static and dynamic expressions of the six basic emotions. The ASD group showed poorer overall performance in identifying anger and disgust and were disadvantaged by dynamic (relative to static) stimuli when presented with sad expressions. Among both groups, however, dynamic ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Effects of age and symptomatology on cortical thickness in autism spectrum disorders. AU - Doyle-Thomas, Krissy A.R.. AU - Duerden, Emma G.. AU - Taylor, Margot J.. AU - Lerch, Jason P.. AU - Soorya, Latha V.. AU - Wang, A. Ting. AU - Fan, Jin. AU - Hollander, Eric. AU - Anagnostou, Evdokia. PY - 2013/1/1. Y1 - 2013/1/1. N2 - Several brain regions show structural and functional abnormalities in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), but the developmental trajectory of abnormalities in these structures and how they may relate to social and communicative impairments are still unclear. We assessed the effects of age on cortical thickness in individuals with ASD, between the ages of 7 and 39 years in comparison to typically developing controls. Additionally, we examined differences in cortical thickness in relation to symptomatology in the ASD group, and their association with age. Analyses were conducted using a general linear model, controlling for sex. Social and ...
Automated Classification of Gait Abnormalities in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Based on Kinematic Data, Che Zawiyah Che Hasan, Rozita Jailani, Nooritawati Md Tahir, Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a permanent neurological disorder that can
Glutathione has a wide range of functions; it is an endogenous anti-oxidant and plays a key role in the maintenance of intracellular redox balance and detoxification of xenobiotics. Several studies have indicated that children with autism spectrum disorders may have altered glutathione metabolism which could play a key role in the condition. A systematic literature review and meta-analysis was conducted of studies examining metabolites, interventions and/or genes of the glutathione metabolism pathways i.e. the γ-glutamyl cycle and trans-sulphuration pathway in autism spectrum disorders. Thirty nine studies were included in the review comprising an in vitro study, thirty two metabolite and/or co-factor studies, six intervention studies and six studies with genetic data as well as eight studies examining enzyme activity. The review found evidence for the involvement of the γ-glutamyl cycle and trans-sulphuration pathway in autistic disorder is sufficiently consistent, particularly with respect to the
Euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) have been legally possible in the Netherlands since 2001, provided that statutory due care criteria are met, including: (a) voluntary and well-considered request; (b) unbearable suffering without prospect of improvement; (c) informing the patient; (d) lack of a reasonable alternative; (e) independent second physicians opinion. Unbearable suffering must have a medical basis, either somatic or psychiatric, but there is no requirement of limited life expectancy. All EAS cases must be reported and are scrutinised by regional review committees (RTE). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether any particular difficulties arise when the EAS due care criteria are applied to patients with an intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder. The 416 case summaries available on the RTE website (2012-2016) were searched for intellectual disability (6) and autism spectrum disorder (3). Direct content analysis was used on these nine cases. Assessment of
PRIORITIZING THERAPIES FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS. NAA- NY Metro Chapter November, 2008 Patricia S. Lemer, M.Ed., N CC Executive Director Developmental Delay Resources (DDR) [email protected] 800- 497- 0944. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (ASD). Slideshow 70563 by PamelaLan
Autism spectrum disorder can produce different clinical outcomes in young children, with some having strong conversation abilities and others not talking at all. A Neuron study reveals at the first signs of possible autism in infants and toddlers, neural activity in language-sensitive brain regions is already similar to normal in those autism spectrum disorder toddlers who eventually go on to develop good language ability but nearly absent in those who later have a poor language outcome.
The National Autistic Society, SAGE Publications. Utilizing surveillance data from five sites participating in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, we investigated contributions of surveillance subject and census tract population sociodemographic characteristics on variation in autism spectrum disorder ascertainment and prevalence estimates from 2000 to 2008 using ordinal hierarchical models for 2489 tracts. Multivariable analyses showed a significant increase in ascertainment of autism spectrum disorder cases through both school and health sources, the optimal ascertainment scenario, for cases with college-educated mothers (adjusted odds ratio = 1.06, 95% confidence interval = 1.02-1.09). Results from our examination of sociodemographic factors of tract populations from which cases were drawn also showed that after controlling for other covariates, statistical significance remained for associations between optimal ascertainment and percentage of Hispanic residents ...
There are many famous people throughout history that have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder a
Describes the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R), a revision of the Autism Diagnostic Interview, a semistructured, investigator-based interview for caregivers of children and adults for whom autism or pervasive developmental disorders is a possible diagnosis. The revised interview has been …
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Sleep patterns in children with autistic spectrum disorders. T2 - a prospective cohort study. AU - Humphreys, Joanna S. AU - Gringras, Paul. AU - Blair, Peter S. AU - Scott, Nicola. AU - Henderson, John. AU - Fleming, Peter J. AU - Emond, Alan M. PY - 2014/2. Y1 - 2014/2. N2 - OBJECTIVE: To investigate longitudinal sleep patterns in children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs).STUDY DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal study using Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, an English cohort born in 1991-1992. Parental reports of sleep duration were collected by questionnaires at 8 time points from 6 months to 11 years. Children with an ASD diagnosis at age 11 years (n=73) were identified from health and education records.RESULTS: From aged 30 months to 11 years old, children with ASD slept for 17-43 min less each day than contemporary controls. No significant difference in total sleep duration was found in infancy, but from 30 months of age children with ASD slept less than ...
Create digital lessons using the best online material for free. Guide quick students through more difficult pathways. Track your students progress using real-time statistics.: What is it like to have Autistic Spectrum Disorder? What are the challenges someone with ASD faces, what positive benefits if any? How can we help someone with ASD? In this series of free learning modules you can engage with what are defined as Special Educational Needs (SEN). A student with SEN has some issues whereby the way they learn and interact with the world is different to most people in a way that makes it harder to learn in a school environment. Several of these differences have been identified in enough people in the same kinds of ways to be labeled as a specific disorder such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Dyslexia.
Trinity College Dublin, like other third level institutions has seen a rise in the number of students accessing the university with disabilities. In particular one of the greatest increases in student numbers attending university are those individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Over the past five years the number of students with ASD utilising supports from the Disability Service and Unilink Service in Trinity has increased six-fold, and Trinity now has the highest number of students with ASD studying in Ireland. The Trinity College Disability Service in collaboration with the Unilink Service have developed a model of support for students with ASD which aims to support the students at all stages in their student journey from University entrance to graduation and employment.. This webpage provides information and advice for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders who are thinking about coming to university and shares the experiences of TCD Students with ASD talking about their ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Distal trisomy 10q syndrome, report of a patient with duplicated q24.31 - qter, autism spectrum disorder and unusual features. AU - Al-Sarraj, Yaser. AU - Al-Khair, Hakam Abu. AU - Taha, Rowaida Ziad. AU - Khattab, Namat. AU - El Sayed, Zakaria H.. AU - Elhusein, Bushra. AU - El-Shanti, Hatem. PY - 2014/1/1. Y1 - 2014/1/1. N2 - We report on a patient with distal trisomy 10q syndrome presenting with a few previously undescribed physical features, as well as, autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We recommend that patients with distal trisomy 10q syndrome should have a behavioral evaluation for ASD for the early institution of therapy.. AB - We report on a patient with distal trisomy 10q syndrome presenting with a few previously undescribed physical features, as well as, autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We recommend that patients with distal trisomy 10q syndrome should have a behavioral evaluation for ASD for the early institution of therapy.. KW - Autism spectrum disorder. KW - ...
For the diagnostician specialising in the pervasive developmental disorders, there is a responsibility to fit the diagnosis to the child in question as precisely as possible, mapping the characteristics of the child against criteria in such a way that the diagnosis makes sense to parents in terms of the child they know, and leads them to a better understanding and more appropriate services. Diagnosis within these disorders is potentially especially transparent to parents because it does not depend on technically abstruse tests, but allows parents to follow and contribute to the diagnostic argument as the childs past and present behaviours begin to fall into place as being representative of specific criteria.. However, it is not always possible to give a clear cut diagnosis of the childs exact place within the pervasive developmental disorders; and this puts both parents and child in a difficult position. Nowadays we seldom hear the phrase autistic tendencies, which was disliked for its ...
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Autism spectrum disorders and epilepsy commonly co-occur. In this review, we consider some unresolved questions regarding the temporal relationship, causal mechanisms, and clinical stratification of this comorbidity, highlighting throughout the interplay between autism spectrum disorder, epilepsy, and intellectual disability. We present data on the clinical characterization of children with autism spectrum disorder and epilepsy, discussing distinctive phenotypes in children with this comorbidity. Although some distinctive clinical features emerge, this comorbidity also informs convergent pathways in genetic variants that cause synaptic dysfunction. We then move beyond diagnostic categorization and consider the extent to which electrophysiology as a quantitative biomarker may help guide efforts in clinical stratification and outcome prediction. Epilepsy, and atypical electrophysiological patterns, in autism spectrum disorder may inform the definition of biologically meaningful subgroups within ...
Buy, download and read 101 Interesting Facts on Autistic Spectrum Disorder ebook online in EPUB or PDF format for iPhone, iPad, Android, Computer and Mobile readers. Author: Kevin Snelgrove. ISBN: 9781909949959. Publisher: Andrews UK. Does a member of your family have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or is someone close to you showing signs of being affected by it? Do you know what traits to look out for and how to respond to peopl
BACKGROUND: One of the most consistent features of the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) is the predominance among males, with approximately four males to every female. We sought to examine sex differences among children who met case definition for ASD in a large, population-based cohort with respect to age at first developmental evaluation, age of diagnosis, influence of cognitive impairment on these outcomes, and sex-specific behavioral characteristics.METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of data collected for a population-based study of the prevalence of ASD. The sample comprised 2,568 children born in 1994 who met the case definition of ASD as established by the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network for ASD surveillance. Children who had a history of developmental disability and behavioral features consistent with the DSM-IV-TR criteria for autistic disorder, Aspergers disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified in existing ...
The essential features of autism spectrum disorder are persistent impairment in reciprocal social communication and social interaction (Criterion A), and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities (Criterion B). These symptoms are present from early childhood and limit or impair everyday functioning (Criteria C and D). The stage at which functional impairment becomes obvious will vary according to characteristics of the individual and his or her environment. Core diagnostic features are evident in the developmental period, but intervention, compensation, and current supports may mask difficulties in at least some contexts. Manifestations of the disorder also vary greatly depending on the severity of the autistic condition, developmental level, and chronological age; hence, the term spectrum. Autism spectrum disorder encompasses disorders previously referred to as early infantile autism, childhood autism, Kanners autism, high-functioning autism, atypical autism, ...
Aim: To investigate whether children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) have bowel symptoms consistent with an underlying enterocolitis.. Methods: Information on childrens stool patterns and gut symptoms collected by questionnaire at 4 weeks and 6, 18, 30 and 42 months of age were available for 12984 children from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). Data on the 78 children identified by local health and/or education systems to have special educational provision for ASD were compared with the 12906 remaining children in the cohort.. Results: Comparison of the ASD and control group during the first 3.5 years of life showed no major differences in stool colour or consistency, or in frequency of diarrhoea, constipation, bloody stools or abdominal pain. The ASD children had similar stool frequency up to 18 months, but there was a trend for ASD children to pass more stools at 30 months (odds ratio [OR] 3.73, 95% CI 1.11, 12.6; P = 0.004) and at 42 months (OR 6.46, 95% CI ...
SI «Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of NAMS of Ukraine», Kyiv The National Children Specialized Hospital «OHMATDET», Kyiv, Ukraine Kabuki syndrome is a rare non+progressive genetic disease and characterized by a combination of phenotypic traits. The main symptoms of the pathology are facial features that resemble the make-up of Kabuki actors, mental retardation, delay of speech and movement development, postnatal growth retardation, skeletal abnormalities, dermatoglyphic features, and can also be symptoms of autism spectrum disorder. Patients with this disease can attract attention of pediatricians, as well as others specialists such as neurologists, psychiatrists, orthopedists, endocrinologists. Herein we presented the case that illustrates the diagnostic complexity of autism spectrum disorder in children. Autism spectrum disorder in most cases can occur in the structure of genetic syndromes or other rare diseases. A detailed examination of the child with symptoms of ...
Affiliated faculty Angela Scarpa studies relationship between autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, and ADHD in children.. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience internalizing and externalizing problems at higher rates than typically developing children, which could worsen social impairment, according to researchers with the Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research.. The study, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, compared social impairment scores in 57 children (3-17 years, 82.5 percent male) with ASD, either with or without heightened levels of internalizing (anxiety) or externalizing (attention deficit hyperactivity or ADHD) symptoms.. Children with heightened anxiety problems showed higher impairment on social cognition, social communication, social motivation, and restricted interests/repetitive behavior. Children with heightened ADHD traits showed higher impairment on social communication and social awareness.. These findings suggest similarities ...
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), which include the prototypic autistic disorder (AD), Aspergers syndrome (AS) and pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), are complex neurodevelopmental conditions of unknown aetiology. The current study investigated the metabolites in the methionine cycle, the transsulphuration pathway, folate, vitamin B12 and the C677T polymorphism of the MTHFR gene in three groups of children diagnosed with AD (n= 15), AS (n= 5) and PDD-NOS (n= 19) and their age- and sex-matched controls (n= 25). No metabolic disturbances were seen in the AS patients, while in the AD and PDD-NOS groups, lower plasma levels of methionine (P= 0.01 and P= 0.03, respectively) and α-aminobutyrate were observed (P= 0.01 and P= 0.001, respectively). Only in the AD group, plasma cysteine (P= 0.02) and total blood glutathione (P= 0.02) were found to be reduced. Although there was a trend towards lower levels of serine, glycine, N, N-dimethylglycine in AD patients, the plasma
Autistic Spectrum Disorder- In January of 2000 a group of parents proposed that Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may be the aftermath of exposure to mercury such as ethyl mercury used as a preservative, thimerosal, in pediatric vaccinations.
Introduction. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of children diagnosed with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). According to Moore (2008), 1 in 1000 children were reported to be diagnosed with ASD in 1994, while Pottie and Ingram (2008) reported ASD prevalence as high as 6.7 children in every 1000 in the United States of America during 2007. Furthermore, evidence from a number of European countries including Denmark (Lauritsen, Pedersen, & Mortensen, 2004) and England (Baird et al., 2006), as well as from countries across Asia (Sun & Allison, 2010) suggests that the past 10 years have witnessed a noteworthy global increase in the prevalence of ASD diagnoses. It is debatable whether or not the actual incidence of ASD is on the rise. However, what appears obvious is that ASD diagnoses are being made more frequently worldwide. Matson and Kozlowski (2010) noted that while numerous theories have been formulated regarding the increase in ASD diagnoses, the ...
Background. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are considered safe and are frequently used during pregnancy. However, two case-control studies suggested an association between prenatal SSRI exposure with childhood autism.. Aims. To prospectively determine whether intra-uterine SSSRI exposure is associated with childhood autistic symptoms in a population-based study.. Method. A total of 376 children prenatally exposed to maternal depressive symptoms (no SSRI exposure), 69 children prenatally exposed to SSRIs and 5531 unexposed children were included. Child pervasive developmental and affective problems were assessed by parental report with the Child Behavior Checklist at ages 1.5, 3 and 6. At age 6, we assessed autistic traits using the Social Responsiveness Scale (n = 4264).. Results. Prenatal exposure to maternal depressive symptoms without SSRIs was related to both pervasive developmental (odds ratio (OR) = 1.44, 95% CI 1.07-1.93) and affective problems (OR = 1.44, 95% CI ...
The SRS is a well respected instrument familiar to many autism researchers. It has been validated in published research involving over 10,000 children to date. Ratings of autistic social impairment on the SRS have been shown to be extremely reliable across raters and over time. This makes the SRS a crucial autism research tool.. Because it is so easy to administer, researchers can use the SRS to consider autistic traits and symptoms not just in an affected child, but in their unaffected siblings or other family members. In brief, the SRS will aid researchers in their evaluations of autistic traits, family characteristics, and treatment outcomes.. Note: We regret we cannot provide the complete list of questions within the SRS, as we have for the other IAN questionnaires. The SRS is under copyright to Western Psychological Services of Los Angeles, California.. ...
Article: Athletes with ADHD & Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - # An estimated 8-10% (possibly up to 20%) professional athletes have ADHD (compared to four to eight percent of the general population of adults). # Athletes with ADHD perform better in individualized or fast sports. # Many athletes with Aspergers are undiagnosed and excel at technical positions
The diagnostic category pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), as opposed to specific developmental disorders (SDD), refers to a group of five disorders characterized by delays in the development of multiple basic functions including socialization and communication. The pervasive developmental...
We aimed to construct and validate a shortened form of the developmental, diagnostic and dimensional interview (3Di), a parent report interview for assessing and diagnosing autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs). Data from 879 children and young people were used. In half of the sample (n = 440) reliability analysis was used to identify 3Di items that best measured each dimension of the autism triad. This informed the construction of a shortened (53 item) 3Di, which was then validated on subjects not used in the reliability analysis (n = 439). This involved comparison with scores from the original 3Di algorithm and, in a subsample (n = 29), with the autism diagnostic interview-revised (ADI-R). Agreement of the new shortened 3Di with the 3Dis original algorithm was excellent in both dimensional and categorical terms. Agreement on caseness (27 out of 29) with the ADI-R was also strong. The new 3Di short version is less than half as long as the original version and outputs very similar scores. It will ...
The aim of this programme is to develop the knowledge skills and expertise of teachers, thus enhancing the provision of appropriate education for children and young people on the autism spectrum. Understanding Autism: aims to provide a foundation in the history, concept and diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder, causes and prevalence will also be considered. Students will explore the diversity across the spectrum and reflect in an informed manner on the implications of autism in an educational context.. Assessment, Profiling and Planning: addresses the principles underpinning inclusive assessment and focusses on the development of a holistic profile of the student s strengths, interests and needs, leading to the development of learning programmes and individualised planning.. Planning, Teaching and Learning for All: focuses on the application of skills and knowledge presented across the programme to teaching and learning contexts.. Wellbeing Across the Continuum: Addresses current and evolving ...
Pervasive Development Disorder Questionnaire is an extremely useful measure through which a therapist can analyze the intensity and level of this problem on a
J Med Microbiol. 2005 Oct;54(Pt 10):987-91. Parracho HM1, Bingham MO, Gibson GR, McCartney AL. Author information 1Food Microbial Sciences Unit, School of Food Biosciences, The University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 226, Reading RG6 6AP, UK. Abstract Children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) tend to suffer
Manager of Additionally Resourced Provision for Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Upper School Inner London Main Pay Scale + TLR 1a - £8,069 Required for September 2020 The success of Preston Manor School is built on an 80-year old reputation which continues to flourish through its committed staff, dedicated Governors and supportive parents. We are an all-through co-operative school with students ranging from 4 - 19 years. Staff are expected to make the most of this all through provision and to liaise with relevant colleagues in all parts of the school. The school is over two sites and there may be times when colleagues are expected to work across both sites with students. We value working in partnership together with our young people to achieve the best outcomes for every student that joins our prestigious school. The school is oversubscribed for places, reflecting the reputation the school has for its academic rigour and excellence in teaching and learning. We are proud of our
The present study examined the prevalence of comorbid anxiety symptoms in 44 children with pervasive developmental disorders. Parents of the children were interviewed using the Anxiety Disorders section of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children. Results indicated that severe anxiety symptoms are highly prevalent in children with...
Developmental delays in social and communication functioning have been proposed as a possible risk factor for offending behaviour in both young people and adults. These deficits may be particularly common in young people with both offending behaviours and mental health needs. This article describes how an assessment for pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) may be undertaken in a forensic adolescent mental health setting and integrated into the overall needs and risk assessment. Two case histories are summarised to illustrate the advantages and challenges of using this approach as part of the assessment and management of young people. It is likely that a thorough evaluation of social and communication functioning can contribute to developing effective management strategies for patients with offending behaviours and complex needs. ...
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Q: What are autism spectrum disorders? A: Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of complex brain development disorders. This umbrella term covers conditions such as autism and Asperger syndrome. These disorders are characterized by difficulties in social interaction and communication and a restricted and repetitive repertoire of interests and activities. Q: How common are…
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In The Autistic Spectrum: All That Matters, Lorna Selfe explains that research over recent years has shown that there is not one such thing as autism but in fact a variety of autistic spectrum disorders. The causes of these, or the reasons for their apparently increasing prevalence in the UK and North America while in many other perts of the world they are hardly recognised at all, remain the subject of intensive research and debate. Dr Selfe strips away the many myths around autism, focusing instead on what we really know about its varieties, causes and treatments. As such, it is the ideal introduction to autistic spectrum disorders for psychology students, health practitioners, and the parents, carers and friends of people with autism. This accessible and readable book gives a fascinating introduction to the autistic spectrum - and what matters most about it ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Brief report: the relationship between visual acuity, the embedded figures test and systemizing in autism spectrum disorders. AU - Brosnan, Mark J. AU - Gwilliam, L R. AU - Walker, Ian. PY - 2012/11/1. Y1 - 2012/11/1. N2 - Enhanced performance upon the Embedded Figures Test (EFT) in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has informed psychological theories of the non-social aspects that characterise ASD. The Extreme Male Brain theory of autism proposes that enhanced visual acuity underpins greater attention to detail (assessed by the EFT) which is a prerequisite for Systemizing. To date, however, no study has empirically examined these relationships. 13 males with ASD and 13 male controls were assessed upon tasks argued to reflect these levels of processing. The ASD group were found to have significantly greater visual acuity, EFT performance and Systemizing ability than the control group. However, regression analysis revealed that the strongest relationship was between ...
The topic of this special issue on secondary versus idiopathic autism allows for discussion of how different groups may come to manifest autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or ASD-like symptoms despite important etiological differences. A related issue is that, because many of the social communication deficits that define ASD represent a failure to acquire developmentally expected skills, these same deficits would be expected to occur to some extent in all individuals with intellectual disability (ID). Thus, regardless of etiology, ASD symptoms may appear across groups of individuals with vastly different profiles of underlying deficits and strengths. In this focused review, we consider the impact of ID on the diagnosis of ASD. We discuss behavioral distinctions between ID and ASD, in light of the diagnostic criterion mandating that ASD should not be diagnosed if symptoms are accounted for by ID or general developmental delay. We review the evolution of the autism diagnosis and ASD diagnostic tools to
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric comorbidity of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has not been well examined. METHODS: Mood disorders in 44 consecutive outpatients with high-functioning ASD were examined at a university hospital according to DSM-IV. Inclusion criteria were an IQ of 70 or higher on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale and age of 12 years or over. RESULTS: Sixteen patients (36.4%) were diagnosed with mood disorder. Of these 16 patients, four were diagnosed as having major depressive disorder, two patients as bipolar I disorder, six patients as bipolar II disorder, and four patients as bipolar disorder not otherwise specified ...
Patients: 655 615 children with an estimated time of conception over 11 years to December 2006; 2644 children exposed to antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy and 508 exposed to valproate. Follow up to autism spectrum diagnosis; death; emigration; or until 31 December 2010. Excluded Those with likely errors or missing values for gestational age, adopted children, and death ,1 year old.. Risk factors: Parental age at conception, parental psychiatric history, gestational age, birth weight, sex, congenital malformations and parity.. Outcomes: Absolute risk (cumulative incidence) and the HR of autism spectrum disorder and childhood autism in children after exposure to valproate in pregnancy.. ...
22q13 deletion syndrome, also known as Phelan-McDermid syndrome, is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by intellectual disability, hypotonia, delayed or absent speech, and autistic features. SHANK3 has been identified as the critical gene in the neurological and behavioral aspects of this syndrome. The phenotype of SHANK3 deficiency has been described primarily from case studies, with limited evaluation of behavioral and cognitive deficits. The present study used a prospective design and inter-disciplinary clinical evaluations to assess patients with SHANK3 deficiency, with the goal of providing a comprehensive picture of the medical and behavioral profile of the syndrome. A serially ascertained sample of patients with SHANK3 deficiency (n = 32) was evaluated by a team of child psychiatrists, neurologists, clinical geneticists, molecular geneticists and psychologists. Patients were evaluated for autism spectrum disorder using the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised and the Autism Diagnostic
TY - JOUR. T1 - Psychometric properties of the INICO-FEAPS scale in a Danish sample with autism spectrum disorders. AU - Knüppel, Ane. AU - Jakobsen, Helle. AU - Lauritsen, Marlene Briciet. AU - Telléus, Gry Kjærsdam. N1 - Copyright © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.. PY - 2018/4. Y1 - 2018/4. KW - Adolescent. KW - Autism Spectrum Disorder. KW - Denmark. KW - Factor Analysis, Statistical. KW - Female. KW - Humans. KW - Intellectual Disability. KW - Male. KW - Psychometrics. KW - Quality of Life. KW - Reproducibility of Results. KW - Surveys and Questionnaires. KW - Young Adult. UR - U2 - 10.1016/j.ridd.2018.01.013. DO - 10.1016/j.ridd.2018.01.013. M3 - Journal article. C2 - 29428363. VL - 75. SP - 11. EP - 21. JO - Research in Developmental Disabilities. JF - Research in Developmental Disabilities. SN - 0891-4222. ER - ...
A Key Role for an Impaired Detoxification Mechanism in the Etiology and Severity of Autism Spectrum Disorders Behavioral and Brain Functions 2014, 10:14 doi:10.1186/1744-9081-10-14 Altaf Alabdali ([email protected]) Laila Al-Ayadhi ([email protected]) Afaf El-Ansary ([email protected]) Abstract Background Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is...
3 CE Credits for Massage Therapy, Athletic Training & NJ Chiropractic. Conventional treatment approaches for individuals with autism spectrum disorders includes touch-based treatment and passive movement of the body (joint range of motion, stretching) as well as active movement (motor skill training and exercise.) The techniques used in these types of treatments are distinctly similar to-or the same as-techniques used by massage therapists, personal trainers, and other providers of fitness & wellness services. This workshop will provide an overview of the clinical presentation of autism spectrum disorders and treatment for associated symptoms. Specific examination will include how massage and movement techniques are used in treatment and the evidence-base for effects on associated symptoms. Strategies to include massage and movement modalities as integrative treatments will be explored.. Objectives:. At the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:. ...
ASD can be detected as early as 18 months or even younger in some cases.[78] A reliable diagnosis can usually be made by the age of two years.[79] The diverse expressions of ASD symptoms pose diagnostic challenges to clinicians. Individuals with an ASD may present at various times of development (e.g., toddler, child, or adolescent), and symptom expression may vary over the course of development.[80] Furthermore, clinicians must differentiate among pervasive developmental disorders, and may also consider similar conditions, including intellectual disability not associated with a pervasive developmental disorder, specific language disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and psychotic disorders.[81] Considering the unique challenges in diagnosing ASD, specific practice parameters for its assessment have been published by the American Academy of Neurology,[82] the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,[80] and a consensus panel with representation from various professional societies.[83] The ...
RETRACTED: Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children ... University of Toronto, Johnson Center for Child Health and Development, Royal Free Hospital ... and pervasive developmental disorder in children". The Lancet. 375 (9713): 445. PMID 20137807. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60175- ... "Relation of childhood gastrointestinal disorders to autism: nested case-control study using data from the UK General Practice ...
One way to identify pervasive developmental disorders is if infants fail to meet the development milestones in time or at all. ... Child development stages are the theoretical milestones of child development, some of which are asserted in nativist theories. ... Child Development Overview. Access date: March 31, 2014. Baby Milestones Slideshow: Your Child's First Year of Development at ... University of Michigan Health System Child Development Ages & Stages, Child Care Resource Center The Stages of Child ...
Some of these effects include delayed mental development, Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), morphological abnormalities ... Prenatal exposure has been linked to impaired fetal growth and development. The effects of OP exposure on infants and children ... "Children Are at Greater Risks from Pesticide Exposure". United States Environmental Protection Agency. January 2002. Archived ... On February 8, 2013 the EPA requested comment on a preliminary evaluation of the potential risks to children and other ...
Newson first began to look at PDA as a specific syndrome in the 1980s when certain children referred to the Child Development ... a necessary distinction within the pervasive developmental disorders". Archives of Disease in Childhood. Royal College of ... They had often been labelled as 'atypical autism' or Persistent Development Disorder- Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). Both ... "Experienced clinicians throughout child psychiatry, child neurology and paediatrics testify to its existence and the very major ...
Autism is recognized as one of the five pervasive developmental disorders, distinguished by problems with language, speech, ... Psychology portal Biology portal Attachment theory Autism Birth order Child development stages Child life specialist Child ... psychology Pedagogy Play Psychoanalytic infant observation Child development in Africa Child development in India Children, ... child maltreatment, and child violence. National Institute of Health Child development Centers for Disease Control and ...
HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health; and the development and evaluation of interventions for mental disorders integrated in ... seeking to integrate mental health care with more pervasive forms of health care treatments, such as those involving chronic ... He has recently become increasingly involved in researching mental disorders and developmental disabilities in children, ... an Indian NGO dedicated to research in the areas of child development, adolescent health and mental health. Since 2016 he has ...
This pervasive fear causes profound changes in a child's brain development and biochemistry. Based on more than a decade of ... including children who are adopted or fostered and children diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders. ICD's ... Institute of Child Development website The Connected Child on Coordinates: 32°42′35″N 97°21′27″W / 32.709612°N ... Karyn Purvis, Renowned Child Development Researcher". 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2010-05-25. Purvis, Karyn, Ph. D ...
Lifeline serves seriously disturbed children with disabilities including Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome ... The Lifeline Center for Child Development in Queens, NY, is a non-profit State Office of Mental Health (SOMH) licensed ... "Lifeline Center for Child Development". Retrieved 2019-06-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) " ... Oppositional Defiant Disorder and severe Adjustment disorder. Lifeline's campus consists of two buildings and a swimming pool ...
This page talks mostly about the linguistic development of a child.. One way to identify pervasive developmental disorders is ... Child development stages are the theoretical milestones of child development, some of which are asserted in nativist theories. ... Learning about child development involves studying patterns of growth and development, from which guidelines for 'normal' ... a b Overview of motor, speech, vision and hearing development. Kids Count (blog), 2012, accessed 25 March 2014 ...
"Autism and pervasive developmental disorders". Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines. 45 (1): 135- ... Individuals with an ASD may present at various times of development (e.g., toddler, child, or adolescent), and symptom ... Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, and Autistic Disorder ... Autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders); 2009. *^ Freitag CM (January 2007). "The genetics of autistic ...
20.0 20.1 20.2 Landa R. Early communication development and intervention for children with autism. Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res ... 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 Tager-Flusberg H, Caronna E. Language disorders: autism and other pervasive developmental ... 41.0 41.1 41.2 Fombonne E. Epidemiology of pervasive developmental disorders. Pediatr Res. 2009;65(6):591-8. எஆசு:10.1203/PDR. ... Caronna EB, Milunsky JM, Tager-Flusberg H. Autism spectrum disorders: clinical and research frontiers. Arch Dis Child. 2008;93( ...
Attachment & Human Development Vol 4 No 1 April 2002 107-124. Health Child, Human (1996). "Characteristics of infant child care ... although DIR is primarily directed to treatment of pervasive developmental disorders Some of these approaches, such as that ... Duke series in child development and public policy. Guilford Press. pp. xvii. ISBN 978-1-59385-470-6. Berlin LJ, et al. (2005 ... The term attachment disorder is used to describe emotional and behavioral problems of young children, and also applied to ...
Delayed Development and Resilience". Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development. 76 (4): 8-30. doi:10.1111/j. ... Some neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism and other pervasive developmental disorders, are considered multifactorial ... and speech sound disorder. autism spectrum disorder (ASD) Intellectual disabilities (IDs) or intellectual development disorder ... Neurodevelopmental disorders are a group of disorders that affect the development of the nervous system, leading to abnormal ...
Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Diagnosis, Development, Neurobiology, and Behavior (volume 1), ISBN ... the Children's Psychiatric Inpatient Service, the Harris-Provence Child Development Unit, and the Nelson and Irving Harris ... Cohen helped found the International Working Group on Children and War, and the Yale-New Haven Child Development Community ... ISBN 0300114664 The Yale Child Study Center Guide to Understanding Your Child: Healthy Development from Birth to Adolescence, ...
A child affected with childhood disintegrative disorder shows normal development. Up until this point, the child has developed ... As is the case with all pervasive developmental disorder categories, there is considerable controversy about the right ... Many children are already somewhat delayed when the disorder becomes apparent, but these delays are not always obvious in young ... Although the occurrence of epilepsy is higher in children with childhood disintegrative disorder, experts don't know whether ...
"Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs)". WebMD. Retrieved 2013-06-29. National Dissemination Center for Children with ... Information for parents on early childhood development and developmental disabilities NINFS Pervasive Developmental Disorders ... The pervasive developmental disorders were autism, Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified ... The pervasive developmental disorders were: Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), which includes ...
A personality development disorder is an inflexible and pervasive pattern of inner experience and behavior in children and ... Personality development disorder is not recognized as a mental disorder in any of the medical manuals, such as the ICD-10 or ... Personality development disorder is considered to be a childhood risk factor or early stage of a later personality disorder in ... The term personality development disorder is used to emphasize the changes in personality development which might still take ...
... into account how the developmental stages of children may affect their symptoms and how trauma can affect a child's development ... C-PTSD is also characterized by attachment disorder, particularly the pervasive insecure, or disorganized-type attachment. DSM- ... Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD; also known as complex trauma disorder) is a psychological disorder that can ... Post traumatic stress disorder continues to be listed as a disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was included in the ...
He makes the case for the theory that some children develop unevenly (asynchronous development) for a period in childhood due ... frequently misdiagnosed with autism or pervasive developmental disorder. He includes the research of Stephen Camarata and ... Sowell wrote The Einstein Syndrome: Bright Children Who Talk Late, a follow-up to his Late-Talking Children, discussing a ... He has two children, John and Lorraine. In 2007, Sowell commented that modern television talk shows did not match the quality ...
... into account how the developmental stages of children may affect their symptoms and how trauma can affect a child's development ... C-PTSD is also characterized by attachment disorder, particularly the pervasive insecure, or disorganized-type attachment.[20] ... Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD; also known as complex trauma disorder)[1] is a psychological disorder that can ... Post-traumatic stress disorderEdit. Main article: Posttraumatic stress disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was ...
Exposures to some chemicals during pregnancy can lead to the development of cancer later in the life of the child and are ... 2 and 5 year old and pervasive developmental disorder in 2, 3 and 3+1⁄2 year olds. Endocrine disruptors are molecules that ... used in a variety of workplaces that are known to cause developmental disorders. Developmental disorders can include a wide ... Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is a term that constitutes the set of conditions that can occur in a person whose ...
Attachment parenting Borderline personality disorder Child development Emotional dysregulation DSM-IV-TR (2000) American ... RAD can also be confused with neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism, pervasive developmental disorder, childhood ... Several other disorders, such as conduct disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress ... Conduct disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and social phobia share ...
Gabriel- A young boy who has a type of autism, pervasive development disorder. He goes missing one day when he was supposed to ... She is sent to psychiatric care and gets to her child taken away from her. Ben- The father of missing boy Gabriel and married ... When Kate first adopted Gabriel, she was a very caring and loving mother, however, the novelty of having a child wore away and ... Meanwhile, young Ella watches and waits, following a child through its adoption process, then worming her way into the ...
Marschark, Marc (1997). Psychological Development of Deaf Children. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 84-85. ISBN 978-0-19 ... Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Assessment, Interventions, and Policy. John Wiley & Sons; 2014 [ ... Children who are deaf have been shown to begin pointing at a similar age to non-deaf children, but this did not confer any ... At two years-of-age, children have been shown to be more likely to point for adults than for children their own age. A meta- ...
In Cohen, D. & Volkmar, F.R. (Eds). Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Second Edition. New York: Wiley ... U.S.A. Schroeder, S.R., LeBlanc, J.M., & Mayo, L. (1996) A life span perspective on the development of individuals with autism ... Reducing aberrant behaviors of retarded and autistic children. Thesis Archives: Library of Congress, U.S.A. Schroeder, S.R., ... degrees in Human Development and Family Life from the University of Kansas. In 2005, Mayo received an Ashoka Fellowship for her ...
Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Diagnosis, Development, Neurobiology, and Behavior. John Wiley & Sons ... in blind children, children with language impairments, as well as certain developing neurotypical children. Other disorders ... Volkmar, Fred; Paul, Rhea (2005). Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Third ed.). John wiley and Sons. p ... as well as pervasive developmental disorder. In transcortical sensory aphasia, echolalia is common, with the patient ...
Wicks-Nelson R, Israel AC (2009). "Pervasive developmental disorders and schizophrenia". In Jewell L (ed.). Abnormal child and ... Some of the earliest signs that a young child may develop schizophrenia are lags in language and motor development. Some ... pervasive developmental disorders and dementia infantilis. Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : DSM-5 (5th ... including autism-spectrum disorder, language disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also have signs and ...
Unlike with other pervasive development disorders, most persons with AS want to be social, but fail to socialize successfully, ... A child with AS might be regarded by teachers as a "problem child" or a "poor performer." The child's extremely low tolerance ... such as borderline personality disorder, avoidant personality disorder and schizoid personality disorder. Autistic females are ... Autism spectrum disorders; DSM-V; Diagnostic criteria-Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM ...
Unlike with other pervasive development disorders, most persons with AS want to be social, but fail to socialize successfully, ... A child with AS might be regarded by teachers as a "problem child" or a "poor performer". The child's extremely low tolerance ... Autistic children have also been described as being held hostage to a psychiatric disorder. Boyd Haley, an anti-vaccine ... Autism spectrum disorders; DSM-V; Diagnostic criteria-Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM ...
The term autism encompasses a wide range of syndromes, such as Rett disorder, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) and ... Tinius, T. (2004). New Developments in Blood Flow Hemoencephalography. Hawthorne Press. *^ Toomim, H. (2000). A report of ... in school and offering a quick and relatively cheap treatment alternative for school systems and parents of children with ADD/ ... Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder[edit]. With many symptoms reminiscent of ASD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ...
PNES fall under the category of disorders known as Functional Neurological Disorders (FND) also known as conversion disorders. ... Children[edit]. PNES are seen in children after the age of 8, and occur equally among boys and girls before puberty. Diagnostic ... "Factitious disorders and malingering in relation to functional neurologic disorders". Functional Neurologic Disorders. Handbook ... "Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders", Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, American Psychiatric Association ...
The Child Day Care Services subsector also had a 52% higher risk than the reference industry.[27] ... It will also allow states to increase access to oral health care through dental workforce development grants. The Budget's new ... The consequences of this stress can include substance abuse, suicide, major depressive disorder, and anxiety, all of which ... Some studies suggest that workplace stress is pervasive in the health care industry because of inadequate staffing levels, long ...
Mahowald, Mary Briody (1996). Women and Children in Health Care: An Unequal Majority (New ed.). New York: Oxford University ... Thomas, R. Murray (2000). Recent Theories of Human Development. Sage Publications. p. 248. ISBN 0761922474. . Gender feminists ... We also know that "feminine norms from the dominant culture are insidiously powerful and pervasive and are likely to influence ... the prevalence of anorexia and other eating disorders in Western countries has frequently been blamed on the modern feminine ...
They found that children's mental health, happiness, and overall adjustment is similar to children of divorced women who are ... a b c Cochran, Susan; Sullivan, J; Mays, Vickie (February 2003). "Prevalence of Mental Disorders, Psychological Distress, and ... The development of medical knowledge was a significant factor in further connotations of the term lesbian. In the middle of the ... Freud's theories were much more pervasive in the U.S. than in Europe. With the well-publicized notion that sexual acts were a ...
... usually develops in adolescence or early adulthood.[6] It is not uncommon for children and ... We are justified in assuming that this megalomania is essentially of an infantile nature and that, as development proceeds, it ... True symptoms of NPD are pervasive, apparent in varied situations, and rigid, remaining consistent over time. The NPD symptoms ... such as major depressive disorder, substance use disorders, bipolar disorder, or eating disorders,[7] or at the insistence of ...
... one year for children and adolescents). Dysthymia is less acute than major depressive disorder, but not necessarily less severe ... anxiety disorders (up to 50%), personality disorders (up to 40%), somatoform disorders (up to 45%) and substance use disorders ... generalised anxiety disorder, alcohol and substance use disorders, and personality disorder.[12] ... ...
... came to be pervasive tools for behavior management and modification in young children. Ritalin was first marketed in 1955 for ... DevelopmentEdit. Main article: Drug development. Drug development is the process of bringing a new drug to the market once a ... For musculo-skeletal disordersEdit. The main categories of drugs for musculoskeletal disorders are: NSAIDs (including COX-2 ... Taylor, David (2015). The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Future of Drug Development. Issues in Environmental Science and ...
... anxiety disorders, and avoidant personality disorder. Terms should strictly have a Greek prefix although many are irregularly ... Ephebiphobia - fear of youth; inaccurate, exaggerated and sensational characterization of young people ... Specialists may prefer to avoid the suffix -phobia and use more descriptive terms such as personality disorders, ... Dysmorphophobia, body dysmorphic disorder - a phobic obsession with a real or imaginary body defect ...
... pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified, or autism spectrum disorder.[35] References[edit]. .mw-parser-output ... Elbe, Dean (2019). Clinical handbook of psychotropic drugs for children and adolescents. Boston, MA: Hogrefe. pp. 366-69. ISBN ... Research leading to the development of donepezil began in 1983 at Eisai, and in 1996, Eisai received approval from the United ... Pervasive developmental disorder[edit]. Donepezil along with other cholinesterase inhibitors is suggested as having potential ...
... a new diagnostic instrument for young children". Child Psychiatry and Human Development. 41 (3): 299-312. doi:10.1007/s10578- ... Posttraumatic stress disorder at Curlie. *Post traumatic stress disorder information from The National Child Traumatic Stress ... symptom overlap with other mental disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder;[110] ... association with other mental disorders such as major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder; ...
It serves as a testing spot and page development space for the user and is not an encyclopedia article. Create or edit your own ... Parents want their children to have cell phones to help with scheduling and safety. Cell phones are also a tool carried by many ... Self-monitoring has been shown to be effective with a variety of students including students with behavioral disorders, ... and in the modern day classroom the mobile phone appears to be the most pervasive. Although the use of mobile technology is ...
Attachment theory has led to a new understanding of child development. Children develop different patterns of attachment based ... Bausch, Karl Heinz (2002) Treating Attachment Disorders NY: Guilford Press.. *Mercer, J. Understanding Attachment, Praeger 2005 ... This pervasive behaviour, however, was the only clue to the extent of her stress".[25] ... such as the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and the Minnesota Study of Risk ...
... and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) at their discretion.[2] Developing the Individual Education Program (IEP)[edit]. ... IDEA does cover children under the Disability Act. The problem is that they group all children as having the same severe ... Development, and Significance" (Archive; アメリカ合衆国公立学校における障害者教育の成立・展開とその意義 : 史資料と方法の新段階). The Japanese Journal of Special ... No Child
... depressive disorders, toxic states, paresis, alcohol use disorders and factitious disorders.[2] Ganser syndrome can sometimes ... Psychological development. (developmental disabilities). *Specific. *Pervasive. Emotional and behavioral. *ADHD. *Conduct ... Miller, P.; Bramble, D.; Buxton, N. (1997). Case Study: Ganser Syndrome in Children and Adolescents. Journal of the American ... According to F.A. Whitlock, Ganser syndrome is a hysterical disorder, on par with Ganser's description of the disorder.[1] ...
Avoiding nicotine also can decrease the risk for the development of anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder.[ ... ICD-10 Generalized anxiety disorder "F41.1"[25] Note: For children different criteria may be applied (see F93.80). ... and stressor-related disorders, personality disorders, substance-related and addictive disorders, neurocognitive disorders". ... bipolar disorders, schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, trauma- ...
RETRACTED: Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children ... University of Toronto, Johnson Center for Child Health and Development, Royal Free Hospital ... and pervasive developmental disorder in children". The Lancet. 375 (9713): 445. PMID 20137807. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60175- ... "Relation of childhood gastrointestinal disorders to autism: nested case-control study using data from the UK General Practice ...
Disorders. *Mental and behavioral *ADHD. *OCD. *Tourette's. *Mood. *Developmental *pervasive. *dyslexia and specific ...
"Education of Roma Children in Europe. Council of Europe. Retrieved 26 December 2012.. ... The word Gypsy in English has become so pervasive that many Romani organizations use it in their own organizational names. ... The overall morphology suggests that Romani participated in some of the significant developments leading toward the emergence ... while a number of common Mendelian disorders among Romanies from all over Europe indicates "a common origin and founder effect ...
"Examining the development of attention and executive functions in children with a novel paradigm". Child Neuropsychology. 10 (3 ... Executive functions are impaired in multiple disorders including anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder ... and cognitive control seem to be pervasive and preeminent in research and theory. Even within the cognitive framework, however ... Across development, bilingual infants,[87] children,[85] and elderly[88] show a bilingual advantage when it comes to executive ...
"Prevention of bipolar disorder in at-risk children: Theoretical assumptions and empirical foundations". Development and ... The US Surgeon General stated in 1999 that: "Powerful and pervasive, stigma prevents people from acknowledging their own mental ... Anxiety disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, ... In the United States the frequency of disorder is: anxiety disorder (28.8%), mood disorder (20.8%), impulse-control disorder ( ...
Chavez B, Chavez-Brown M, Sopko MA, Rey JA (2007). "Atypical antipsychotics in children with pervasive developmental disorders ... "History and development of autism spectrum disorders". Early intervention for autism spectrum disorders: a critical analysis. ... "Epidemiological surveys of pervasive developmental disorders". I Volkmar FR. Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders (2nd ... Pervasive developmental disorders". International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (10th (ICD ...
Parents of children with AS can typically trace differences in their children's development to as early as 30 months of age, ... b Does not meet criteria for another pervasive developmental disorder or schizophrenia. c Not attributed to pervasive ... schizotypal disorder, schizoid personality disorder), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, ... stereotypic movement disorder and bipolar disorder[10] as well as traumatic brain injury or birth trauma, conduct disorder, ...
"Improvement of neurobehavioral disorders in children supplemented with magnesium-vitamin B6. II. Pervasive developmental ... In times of growth and development, Mg2+ is also remobilised within the plant as source and sink relationships change.[4] ... "High-dose pyridoxine and magnesium administration in children with autistic disorder: an absence of salutary effects in a ... "Improvement of neurobehavioral disorders in children supplemented with magnesium-vitamin B6. I. Attention deficit hyperactivity ...
Consuming the fish that contain these toxins can cause an increase in cancer, immune disorders, and birth defects.[48][failed ... It often acts as an antiandrogen or as an estrogen, which can cause disruptions in gonadal development and sperm production.[9] ... The majority of the litter near and in the ocean is made up of plastics and is a persistent pervasive source of marine ... Children and women during their reproduction age are at most at risk and more prone to damaging their immune as well as their ...
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heart development. • negative regulation of urine volume. • response to organic cyclic compound. • negative regulation of ... Matsuzaki M, Matsushita H, Tomizawa K, Matsui H (November 2012). "Oxytocin: a therapeutic target for mental disorders". The ... Physical Interactions with Biological and Non-biological Children". Developmental Psychobiology. 52 (1): 100-107. doi:10.1002/ ... "Pervasive social deficits, but normal parturition, in oxytocin receptor-deficient mice". Proceedings of the National Academy ...
"Depression Antidepressants in Teenagers and Children". Retrieved 2010-07-01.. *↑ ಸ್ಯುಸೈಡ್ ರೈಸಸ್ ಇನ್ ಯುತ್; ಆಂಟಿಡಿಪ್ರೆಸೆಂಟ್ಸ್ ... Pacher P, Kohegyi E, Kecskemeti V, Furst S (2001). "Current trends in the development of new antidepressants". Curr. Med. Chem ... "Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with major depressive disorder". Retrieved 2008-11-06.. ... Jureidini J (2007). "The black box warning: decreased prescriptions and increased youth suicide?". Am J Psychiatry. 164 (12): ...
"The Behavioral Treatment of a Young Adult with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and a Fear of Children," Child & Family Behavior ... Community youth development. *Anarchistic free school. *Democratic free school. *Positive youth development ... Axon, K. (n.d.) The Anti-Child Bias of Children's Advocacy Groups[permanent dead link] Chicago, IL: Americans for a Society ... Males, M. (2001) Kids and Guns: How Politicians, Experts, and the Media Fabricate Fear of Youth. Common Courage Press. ...
... discriminating sensory features in young children with autism, developmental delays, and typical development". J Child Psychol ... Pervasive developmental disorders and autism spectrum (F84, 299). Main. *Causes. *Comorbid conditions ... Sensory processing disorders are classified into three categories: sensory modulation disorder, sensory-based motor disorders ... Postural disorder. Sensory discrimination disorder (SDD)[edit]. Sensory discrimination disorder involves the incorrect ...
Severe distortions in the development of many basic psychological functions that are not normal for any stage in development. ... Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood (2) * Anxiety, Separation (1) * Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders (1) ... Child Behavior Disorders (0) * Child Development Disorders, Pervasive (0) * Asperger Syndrome (0) ... Mental Disorders (16) * Adjustment Disorders (0) * Anxiety Disorders (2) * Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders (0 ...
Autism Spectrum Disorder. Child Development Disorders, Pervasive. Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Mental Disorders. Naltrexone. ... Trial of Low-Dose Naltrexone for Children With Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). The safety and scientific validity of ... This study will examine the effects of low-dose naltrexone (LDN) on children with autistic spectrum disorders. The ... MedlinePlus Genetics related topics: Autism spectrum disorder MedlinePlus related topics: Autism Spectrum Disorder ...
Autism Spectrum Disorder. Child Development Disorders, Pervasive. Autistic Disorder. Asperger Syndrome. Pathologic Processes. ... A Study of Aripiprazole in Children and Adolescents With Aspergers and Pervasive Developmental Disorder.. The safety and ... Pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) are characterized be severe impairments in social interaction and communication in ... An Open-Label Study of Aripiprazole in Children and Adolescents With Autistic Disorder. ...
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive. Disease. Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autistic Disorder. Pathologic Processes. ... tantrum and self-injurious behavior in children with Pervasive Developmental Disorder.. Condition or disease Intervention/ ... DSM-IV-TR diagnosis other than PDD NOS (autism, Aspergers disorder, Retts disorder, or childhood disintegrative disorder), ... Study of Aripiprazole in the Treatment of Pervasive Developmental Disorders. The safety and scientific validity of this study ...
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive. Developmental Disabilities. Disease. Autistic Disorder. Autism Spectrum Disorder. ... Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism. Autistic Disorder. Aspergers Disorder. Aspergers. Pervasive Developmental Disorder ... Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Autism Autistic Disorder Aspergers Disorder Aspergers Pediatric Autism Pervasive Developmental ... Meeting DSM-IV-TR criteria for bipolar I disorder, psychotic disorder not otherwise specified, posttraumatic stress disorder, ...
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  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 31 , 505-511. (
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41 , 667-678. (
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 18 , 379-402. (
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders , 17, 271-285. (
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 30, 245-255. (
  • It is called a "spectrum" disorder because people with ASD can have a range of symptoms. (
  • Do non autistic siblings of autism kids mirror symptoms of autism? (
  • Children are diagnosed with PDDNOS if their symptoms do not fit any of the other four types and/or they do not have the degree of impairment of the other four types. (
  • Usually, children with PDDNOS do not exhibit symptoms until age three or four. (
  • Although, the many symptoms of the disorder will typically range from mild to severe. (
  • Childcare professionals can identify possible signs of an ASD in children at an early age by being familiar with its characteristic symptoms. (
  • Children with autism spectrum disorders may display impairment in each of the three main areas, but many exhibit some or all of the additional symptoms. (
  • However, the symptoms displayed by each child are unique. (
  • Intro Autism Spectrum Disorder, abbreviated as ASD, refers to a range of characteristics, signs, and symptoms that are unique. (
  • Regular screening of infants and toddlers for symptoms and signs of autistic disorder is crucial because it allows for early referral of patients for further evaluation and treatment. (
  • What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder? (
  • The term autism covers broad range of neurological disorders known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and symptoms can be mild to severe. (
  • The test has 71 questions that involve specific symptoms that parents of children on the spectrum have reported in the past. (
  • The screening test can be helpful in identifying the symptoms of pervasive developmental disorders and it is a reliable tool for determining whether further evaluation is necessary or not. (
  • Currently, there is no medication that can cure autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or all of its symptoms. (
  • Almost one-third of people with autism symptoms have seizures or seizure disorders. (
  • In this case report, we discuss the diagnostic difficulties of situations in which symptoms of various mental disorders coexist, impairing the selection of a primary diagnosis and consequently limiting the identification of the underlying etiopathogenic nature of the case. (
  • Furthermore, data on bowel symptoms and disorders were available in the epidemiologic survey from both pediatric and parental sources, and immunization dates were obtained from computerized records. (
  • Parents of autistic children with developmental regression detected the first symptoms at a very similar age (19.8 months) to those of autistic children without regression (19.3 months). (
  • In the epidemiologic sample, gastrointestinal symptoms were reported in 18.8% of children. (
  • The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of disordered attachment symptoms in children with ID referred for mental health diagnosis, and to study the potential diagnostic overlap between symptoms of disordered attachment and PDD symptoms. (
  • Attachment disorder symptoms were not significantly associated with gender, ethnic background or age. (
  • Positive screening for PDD was not significantly associated with symptoms of attachment disorder. (
  • Conclusions Among children with ID referred for psychiatric consultation, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) and PDD symptoms were both highly prevalent. (
  • The evidence base for applications of the Child Directed Interaction Training (CDIT) component of PCIT has shown promise as a powerful focal treatment for ASD to address the multifaceted symptoms of the disorder through the mechanism of the parent-child relationship. (
  • The efficacy of milnacipran for the treatment of ADHD symptoms in adult Asperger's disorder patients was examined. (
  • Fifteen consecutive adult Asperger's disorder patients with ADHD symptoms were treated with milnacipran for 8 weeks. (
  • Milnacipran might be useful for ADHD symptoms, exerting its effects by increasing serotonin and noradrenaline activities in Asperger's disorder. (
  • Handen, B.L., Johnson, C.R. and Lubetsky, M. (2000) Efficacy of Methylphenidate among Children with Autism and Symptoms of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. (
  • Carminati, G.G., Deriaz, N. and Bertschy, G. (2006) Low-Dose Venlafaxine in Three Adolescents and Young Adults with Autistic Disorder Improves Self-Injurious Behavior and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)-Like Symptoms. (
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder diagnosed in early childhood that has characteristic symptoms of impaired social interaction, delayed and atypical language and communication, and a restricted range of interests. (
  • A study of the development of autism in infants, comparing the behavior of the siblings of children diagnosed with autism to that of babies developing normally, has found that the nascent symptoms of the condition - a lack of shared eye contact, smiling and communicative babbling - are not present at 6 months, but emerge gradually and only become apparent during the latter part of the first year of life. (
  • Previously, researchers have constructed evidence of autism's earliest manifestations by interviewing parents about when they believed their children's symptoms first arose or by reviewing home movies for clues to when children begin exhibiting symptoms of autism. (
  • In addition parents frequently will turn off the video camera when their children are behaving poorly - precisely when autistic symptoms may appear. (
  • However, a new study found that women who use acetaminophen (paracetamol) when pregnant may be more likely to have children with symptoms of autism or ADHD . (
  • Unfortunately, many adults (parents, guardians, and caretakers) don't recognize the early signs and symptoms associated with mental illnesses in children. (
  • For these reasons, any diagnosis of a psychological illness must consider how well a child functions at school, at home, with family, and with peers, and also bring elements like the child's age and symptoms into consideration. (
  • It includes what used to be known as Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorders. (
  • It is important to note that in some countries ASD refers only to autistic disorder, Asperger syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). (
  • There are many different forms of autism spectrum disorder that include the pervasive development disorder, Asperger syndrome, and autistic disorder. (
  • The five conditions of Autism Spectrum Disorder: 1) Autism, 2) Asperger Syndrome, 3) Rett's Disorder, 4) Childhood Disintegrative (CDD), 5) Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). (
  • Items 14-19 - Scores of "yes" occur in children with schizophrenia and other disorders, not in children with autism, Asperger syndrome, or other autism spectrum disorders. (
  • ASD may include pervasive developmental disorders and Asperger syndrome. (
  • Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) are conditions that fall within the autism spectrum. (
  • Borders of the amygdala, hippocampus, and cerebrum were defined, and their volumes were measured in male children (7.5-18.5 years of age) in four diagnostic groups: autism with mental retardation, autism without mental retardation, Asperger syndrome, and age-matched typically developing controls. (
  • A number of factors may contribute to the inconsistent findings, including subject diagnostic criteria (e.g., whether study participants with autism or Asperger syndrome were included), exclusionary criteria (e.g., whether study participants with a seizure disorder were included), the age group measured, and the neuroanatomical definition of the amygdala and hippocampus. (
  • Among their mental disorders, the most complex in both the ICD and DSM are the pervasive developmental disorders Autism and Asperger Syndrome because of the diversity of explanations of causal mechanisms. (
  • 1 , ,2 Autism is a disorder that belongs to a larger group of conditions referred to as pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), which also include less severe autistic patterns of development, such as atypical autism and Asperger syndrome. (
  • [4] The DSM-5 redefined the autism spectrum disorders to encompass the previous diagnoses of autism , Asperger syndrome , pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and childhood disintegrative disorder . (
  • [11] The new diagnosis encompasses previous diagnoses of autistic disorder, Asperger syndrome , childhood disintegrative disorder, and PDD-NOS. (
  • [15] unlike autism, people with Asperger syndrome usually have no significant delay in language development , according to the older DSM-IV criteria. (
  • Autism, Asperger syndrome, and PDD-NOS are sometimes called the autistic disorders instead of ASD, [18] whereas autism itself is often called autistic disorder , childhood autism , or infantile autism . (
  • Autism and related disorders such as Asperger syndrome are included in ASD/PDD. (
  • The investigators hypothesize that aripiprazole will be more effective than placebo for reducing aggression,tantrum and self-injurious behavior in children with Pervasive Developmental Disorder. (
  • Some children with autism and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) have been reported to have atypical feeding behavior, such as sensitivity to food texture and selective preferences for particular foods. (
  • Coping with the usual family diet: Eating behavior and food choices of children with Down's syndrome, autistic spectrum disorders or cri du chat syndrome and comparison groups of siblings. (
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder broadly defined by impaired social communication as well as restricted or repetitive patterns of behavior and interest. (
  • This chapter will describe some of the anatomical brain differences attributed to autism, cognitive deficits and strengths associated with autism, and strategies for early childhood educators to use to support learning and behavior for a child with autism in their early childhood classroom. (
  • Effects of circumscribed interests on the social behavior of children with autism spectrum disorders. (
  • Rett's syndrome occurs primarily in female children and is characterized by normal development for the first six to 18 months, followed by a noticeable change in behavior and loss of some abilities, especially motor skills. (
  • I. Introduction: Autism Spectrum Disorder is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. (
  • They'll also ask the family about their concerns and the child's birth, growth, development, behavior, and family history. (
  • Behavior therapy: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is considered to be the most effective form of treatment for Autism spectrum disorders by the American Academy of Pediatrics. (
  • Implications include access to a time-limited and minimally time-constraining intervention for improving the disruptive behavior and social awareness of children with ASD that may improve future intervention outcomes with this vulnerable population of young children. (
  • We provide 1:1 In-home Behavior Therapy, Social Skills Groups, School Consulting and Training for children with autism and behavioral issues. (
  • The term Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), also referred to as an atypical personality development or "atypical autism" because it has some of the PDD characteristics, was included in the DSM-IV to encompass cases where there is marked impairment of social interaction, communication, and/or stereotyped behavior patterns or interest. (
  • If your child is preschool age, they may qualify for Early Intensive Behavior Intervention (EIBI). (
  • Intentional social and communicative behavior among children developing normally increased while among infants later diagnosed with autism it decreased dramatically. (
  • Each child with a diagnosis of autism is truly different from others. (
  • What are language development milestones that disqualify an autism diagnosis? (
  • Language is one of 3 domains of impairment for a child to qualify for a diagnosis of autism . (
  • Currently, PET scanning and other nuclear medical procedures are not indicated in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals who may have autism spectrum disorders and other pervasive developmental disorders. (
  • In 2007 the point prevalence of ASD diagnosis in US children was estimated to be 110/10 000. (
  • This disorder seems like a common diagnosis in the current day in age but the disorder was only discovered around sixty years ago. (
  • Siblings of children with autism are at risk for developing traits of autism and even a full-blown diagnosis of autism. (
  • In the past there has been confusion over terminology, but experts now consider that children with the triad of impairments should come under the umbrella diagnosis of "autism spectrum disorders" 2,3 , which should prompt further in-depth diagnosis. (
  • The incidence is hard to establish because of the problems of diagnosis but the National Autistic Society suggests a possible prevalence rate of almost 1 in 100 people in the UK for autistic spectrum disorders (91 per l0,000) 4 . (
  • Diagnosis is complicated by the variations found in the mental ability of children with autism. (
  • Epidemiologic data on 96 children (95 immunized with MMR at a median age of 13.5 months) who were born between 1992 and 1995 and had a pervasive developmental disorder diagnosis as reported in a recent UK survey (post-MMR sample) were compared with data from 2 previous clinical samples (1 pre-MMR [ n = 98] and 1 post-MMR [ n = 68]) of autistic patients. (
  • Thirty children between the ages of 3 and 7 years who met diagnostic criteria for a DSM-IV diagnosis of an ASD participated with their caregivers. (
  • Compared with the DSM-IV diagnosis of autistic disorder, the DSM-5 diagnosis of ASD no longer includes communication as a separate criterion, and has merged social interaction and communication into one category. (
  • Researchers from the Southern California RAND Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) found some interesting findings, including: Nearly two-thirds of children with uncomplicated ear infections recover from pain and fever within 24 hours of diagnosis without antibiotic treatment - Over 80% recover within 1 to 7 days. (
  • PDD alone marks a child as autistic and is not a diagnosis on its own, whereas the addition of -NOS makes it so. (
  • An autism or PDD-NOS diagnosis does not mean your child is any less than others, merely different in the way he/she interacts. (
  • We hypothesized that hippocampal shape alterations would be associated with a diagnosis of ASD and would be accentuated in the more severely affected children with AD and that these shape alterations would be related to the degree of mental retardation and functional impairment on neuropsychologic tests of MTL but not prefrontal function. (
  • Following a diagnosis you will want to ensure that you discuss any possible services your child requires and may be eligible for. (
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that begins early in childhood and lasts throughout a person's life. (
  • Pervasive developmental disorders are a group of neurological disorders that include autistic disorder ( autism ), Asperger's syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, Rett's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDDNOS). (
  • Childhood disintegrative disorder is extremely rare, relative to the other pervasive developmental disorders. (
  • [ 3 ] is a class of pervasive developmental disorders that presents in early childhood and is characterized by marked abnormalities in language, communication, and social interactions and by a restricted and peculiar range of interests and activities. (
  • [ 3 ] Asperger disorder , Rett disorder , childhood disintegrative disorder, and other pervasive developmental disorders (including pervasive developmental disorders not otherwise specified). (
  • The five most common Autism Spectrum Disorders that are presently classified by the health professionals who currently work in the medical field will include the basic Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Retts Syndrome Disorder, and the Pervasive Developmental Disorder. (
  • Autism is a neurological disorder with many forms and severities, better known as autism spectrum disorder, that begins early in childhood and lasts throughout the individual's life. (
  • Childhood disintegrative disorder, also known as Heller 's syndrome is a rare condition characterized by a late onset of developmental delays in language, social function, and motor skills. (
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) manifests in early childhood and is characterized by qualitative abnormalities in social interactions, markedly aberrant communication skills, and restricted repetitive behaviors, interests, and activities (RRBs). (
  • The definition of ASD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) encompasses the previous manual's autistic disorder (autism), Asperger's disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. (
  • National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System For Policy Recommendations regarding Services for Young Children with Autism. (
  • It is important to note that this test is not effective in distinguishing a specific pervasive developmental disorder like Rett's syndrome or childhood disintegrative disorder . (
  • Childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD), also known as Heller's syndrome and disintegrative psychosis, is a rare condition characterized by late onset of developmental delays-or severe and sudden reversals-in language, social function, and motor skills. (
  • A child affected with childhood disintegrative disorder shows normal development. (
  • All of the causes of childhood disintegrative disorder are still unknown. (
  • A Mayo Clinic report indicates: "Comprehensive medical and neurological examinations in children diagnosed with childhood disintegrative disorder seldom uncover an underlying medical or neurological cause. (
  • Although the occurrence of epilepsy is higher in children with childhood disintegrative disorder, experts don't know whether epilepsy plays a role in causing the disorder. (
  • Comprehensive clinical assessments were conducted with 156 children aged 10-14 years [mean ( s.d .)=11.7 (0.9)], seen as part of an epidemiological study (81 childhood autism, 75 other ASD). (
  • Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder that is diagnosed in early childhood and characterized by a core deficit in social interaction ( American Psychiatric Association, 1994 ). (
  • The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) are international classifications frequently used for neuropsychiatric diagnoses in childhood and adolescence. (
  • David A. Holland, M.D. on childhood ear infections: "In one study, children administered antibiotics for acute otitis media suffered double the rate of adverse effects compared to children in the study who took placebos (Clinical Evidence. (
  • The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of memantine in pediatric (6-12 years old) patients with autism, Asperger's Disorder, or Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) and to identify responders for participation in a follow-up randomized withdrawal study. (
  • These disorders include Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified. (
  • A study looking into the autism prevalence among today's children in 2011 found that of the 132 infants who screened positive (103 boys and 29 girls), 40.9% had autistic disorder and 59.1% had a pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). (
  • Children with ASD were further subclassified into those with autism disorder (AD, n = 29) or pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) ( n = 16). (
  • The sample of children with ASD included children with autistic disorder (AD) or pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) with or without associated mental retardation. (
  • A Study of Aripiprazole in Children and Adolescents With Aspergers and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. (
  • Thus there remains a need for a novel pharmacotherapy that would be safe and effective for children and adolescents with PDD's including Asperger's disorder and PDD Not Otherwise Specified (PDD NOS). (
  • Thus there remains a need for a novel pharmacotherapy that would be safe and effective for children and adolescents with PDD. (
  • The primary objectives of this study is to determine whether aripiprazole is effective and well tolerated for irritability in children and adolescents with PDD NOS during an 8-week acute phase and whether the effectiveness and tolerability of aripiprazole is maintained during a 16-week continuation phase. (
  • The objective of this study is to pilot a sequential, multiple assignment, randomized trial (SMART) design to compare the impact of a sequence of sleep interventions, based on participant treatment response, to optimize sleep health in adolescents 10-18 years of age with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs). (
  • This prospective study examined the developmental changes over time of adolescents diagnosed in toddlerhood with autism spectrum disorder and searched for child characteristics at toddlerhood that predict outcome at adolescence. (
  • In addition to these core features of autism, researchers have reported that children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) respond to sensory experiences differently from peers without disabilities. (
  • BADS-C is applicable both to children and adolescents. (
  • Findling, R.L. and Dogin, J.W. (1998) Psychopharmacology of ADHD: Children and Adolescents. (
  • Provides diagnostic, consultation and intervention services for children and adolescents and their families within Capital District Health Authority. (
  • A retrospective study of memantine in children and adolescents with pervasive developmental disorders. (
  • The Tygerberg Children's Hospital (TCH) developmental clinic provides a tertiary consultative service to mainly preschool children living in the Western Cape, South Africa. (
  • Kids ages 3 to 5 years old with ASD who qualify are entitled to free preschool services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). (
  • The disorders are also recognized with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination, attention, and multiple physical health issues. (
  • Many children with ASD also have an intellectual disability. (
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was once considered to be highly associated with intellectual disability and to show a characteristic IQ profile, with strengths in performance over verbal abilities and a distinctive pattern of 'peaks' and 'troughs' at the subtest level. (
  • Background Children with intellectual disability (ID) are at risk for maladaptive development of social relatedness. (
  • Within this category, the DSM-5 has proposed a framework of differentiating each individual by dimensions of severity, as well as associated features (i.e., known genetic disorders, and intellectual disability). (
  • Children who enter into specialized intervention services at young ages can demonstrate substantial gains in cognitive and adaptive functioning. (
  • The fact that early intervention leads to better outcomes for children with autism seems to indicate that some of the differences in brain anatomy and activity could be prevented if the child is identified and enrolled in early intervention services prior to the age of 3 years. (
  • The ScanBrit randomised, controlled, single-blind study of a gluten- and casein-free dietary intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders. (
  • Our results suggest that dietary intervention may positively affect developmental outcome for some children diagnosed with ASD. (
  • Before age 3, kids might be eligible for services through their state's early intervention program. (
  • The literature on the importance of early identification and early intervention for children with developmental disabilities such as autism continues to grow. (
  • The Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (EIBI) program provides direct intensive service to young children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. (
  • Transitions, or shifts from one focus to another, can often cause problems for toddlers and other young children. (
  • A modified screening tool for autism (Checklist for Autism in Toddlers [CHAT-23]) for Chinese children," Pediatrics , vol. 114, no. 2, pp. e166-e176, 2004. (
  • Screening for autism in young children: The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) and other measures. (
  • Data from a few of these screening instruments have been published, and they include the Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT), Pervasive Developmental Disorders Screening Test (PDDST), Screening Tool for Autism in Two year olds (STAT), Checklist for Autism in Toddlers-23 (CHAT-23), and the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT). (
  • Accumulating studies are documenting specific motivational variables that, when combined into a naturalistic teaching paradigm, can positively influence the effectiveness of interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). (
  • Changes in prevalence of parent-reported autism spectrum disorder in school-aged U.S. children: 2007-2011-1012. (
  • A functional developmental approach to autism spectrum disorders. (
  • Based on the evidence reviewed, the median of prevalence estimates of autism spectrum disorders was 62/10 000. (
  • A disorder on the autism spectrum that includes those individuals who have many but not all of the clinical characteristics of the full syndrome of autism. (
  • PDDNOS has been considered a distinct disorder, but the current thinking is that it is included in the autism spectrum. (
  • We conducted a comprehensive review and meta-analysis of research regarding feeding problems and nutrient status among children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). (
  • 2010). Food selectivity in children with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing children. (
  • Maternal smoking during pregnancy and the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders, using data from the autism and developmental disabilities monitoring network. (
  • BACKGROUND: Reported associations between gestational tobacco exposure and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have been inconsistent. (
  • All of their mothers had confirmed diagnoses of pre-eclampsia, and scientists compared data about those developing normally to those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other developmental delays. (
  • Autism spectrum disorder affects as many as 1 in 88 children in the United States. (
  • 2006). Corpus callosum morphometrics in young children with autism spectrum disorder. (
  • There is increasing interest in the use of gluten- and casein-free diets for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). (
  • Prevalence and characteristics of autism spectrum disorder among children aged 8 years-Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 sites, United States, 2012. (
  • Lifelong, early-onset conditions that result in substantial functional limitations-but not necessarily concomitant intellectual limitations-include autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or cerebral palsy (although many individuals with these conditions do, in fact, have ID). (
  • This article addresses the body of research concerning autism spectrum disorders and other pervasive developmental disorders . (
  • As many as 1 in 100 persons in the general population is afflicted with an autism spectrum disorder. (
  • Thus, autism spectrum disorders include autism as well as conditions with some features of autism and without all criteria required for autism. (
  • A major concern in the interpretation of reports about PET scans in autism spectrum disorders is the accuracy and the precision of the diagnoses. (
  • The prevalence of the pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in South Africa is unknown. (
  • Defining crisis in families of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. (
  • Understanding crisis in the family is important to mental health practice since it can serve as a guide in delivering service to at-risk families.Thematic analysis revealed that crisis is characterized by factors influencing four major areas: demands, internal capabilities, external resources, and subjective appraisal.Understanding what crisis means to families of individuals with autism spectrum disorder can help inform effective preventative and crisis services. (
  • The figure outlines the four major themes (demands, internal capabilities, external resources, and subjective appraisal), subthemes under each main category (i.e. hopelessness and extreme stress), and the frequency of responding.ASD: autism spectrum disorder. (
  • One in 166 children has an autism-spectrum disorder-four times as many boys as girls-and about 40 percent don't speak. (
  • Montgomery County has 943 students with an autism-spectrum disorder, and 28 classes exclusively for children with autism. (
  • Autism spectrum disorder is defined as developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges (CDC). (
  • Autism spectrum disorder affects one out of every sixty-eight children in the United States (NIMH). (
  • People with autism spectrum disorder might have trouble speaking with other people, and making eye contact during conversation. (
  • Autism Disorder Mohamed Ayoub Community College of Aurora Autism Spectrum Disorder We are living in a time where a remarkable and advanced medical treatments exist. (
  • Amongst the disorders that affecting our young people today is the autism spectrum disorder. (
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder is defined as a neurodevelopmental condition that is classified by a triad of impairments. (
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is 4.5 times more common in boys. (
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism is a form of "ASD," Autism Spectrum disorder and is experienced all around the world. (
  • What used to be known as Autism was later renamed in the DSM to Autism Spectrum Disorder meaning, a neurodevelopmental disorder rather than a pervasive developmental disorder (Gargiulo, 2015). (
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Many of us have heard about Autism, also knows as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). (
  • What Are Autism Spectrum Disorders? (
  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are developmental disabilities that can cause significant impairments in social, communication, and behavioral skills. (
  • Children with autism spectrum disorders often have trouble relating to others. (
  • Some children with an autism spectrum disorder show a delay in language development, with some never using language at all. (
  • However, just because language delays may be present does not mean that a child has an autism spectrum disorder, and some children with ASDs do not have language problems at all. (
  • It is common for children with autism spectrum disorders to exhibit unusual behaviors or interests. (
  • Generalization and Students with Autism Huiyen Lo Middle Tennessee State University Christina Whalen, Generalization and Autism Spectrum Disorders, Real Life, Real progress. (
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder is an umbrella term and has five conditions, which are different but related. (
  • Health related quality of life in children with autism spectrum disorders: the clinical and demographic related factors in Turkey," Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders , vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 213-220, 2013. (
  • Validation of the social communication questionnaire in a population cohort of children with autism spectrum disorders," Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry , vol. 46, no. 10, pp. 1324-1332, 2007. (
  • Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) tend to experience greater psychological distress than parents of typically developing children or children with other disabilities. (
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by impairments in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and a restricted repertoire of activities and interests [ 1 ]. (
  • The genetic architecture of autism spectrum disorder involves the interplay of common and rare variants and their impact on hundreds of genes. (
  • The higher the total score for items 5-10, 12, and 13 on the Autism Screening Checklist, the more likely the presence of an autism spectrum disorder. (
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a brain disorder that starts early in life. (
  • How Is Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosed? (
  • How Is Autism Spectrum Disorder Treated? (
  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), are a group of developmental conditions that involve delayed or impaired communication and social skills, behaviors, and cognitive skills. (
  • Falkmer T, Anderson K, Falkmer M, Horlin C. Diagnostic procedures in autism spectrum disorders: a systematic literature review. (
  • In May 2013, CDD, along with other sub-types of PDD (Asperger's syndrome, autism, and PDD-NOS), was fused into a single diagnostic term called "autism spectrum disorder" under the new DSM-5 manual. (
  • A retrospective data analysis using 2004-2014 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample was conducted to examine in-hospital mortality among adults with autism spectrum disorders in the United States compared to individuals in the general population. (
  • The purpose of this study is to investigate differences in sensory processing among agematched children between ages 3 and 6 years with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and those who are typically developing. (
  • This study examines an application of an evidence-based treatment that teaches parents specific skills to produce language, behavioral, and social gains in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). (
  • Autism spectrum , also known as autism spectrum disorder ( ASD ), is a range of mental disorders of the neurodevelopmental type. (
  • In the United States, a revision to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was presented in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders version 5 ( DSM-5 ), released May 2013. (
  • [13] Rather than categorizing these diagnoses, the DSM-5 has adopted a dimensional approach to diagnosing disorders that fall underneath the autism spectrum umbrella. (
  • Autism forms the core of the autism spectrum disorders. (
  • Next thing you know, they'll be claiming fetal thyroid abnormalities are resulting in children's heart disease and pervasive development disorders like the autism spectrum. (
  • After six months," the study found, "the autism spectrum disorder group showed a rapid decline in eye contact, social smiling, and examiner-rated social responsiveness. (
  • Atypical behaviors in children with autism and children with a history of language impairment. (
  • Although not a core symptom, many children with ASD may also have significant cognitive impairment. (
  • The profile of children with PDD attending a tertiary hospital developmental clinic in the Western Cape revealed that a high proportion had severe language impairment, behavioural problems and complex autism. (
  • The National Institute of Mental Health defines autism as a developmental disorder characterized by an impairment in thinking, feeling, language, and the ability to relate to others. (
  • There are also children diagnosed with autism in whom no cause is apparent, partly because the particular neurological impairment necessary for autism to occur has not yet been identified 2 . (
  • Note: Because a child has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS or autism does not mean that they necessarily have an intellectual impairment. (
  • The purpose of this study is to develop a better tolerated and more effective pharmacologic treatment for individuals with Asperger's Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. (
  • Delayed language is an exclusion for asperger's disorder, but normal language (not counting problems with articulation (clarity of speech)) not just in terms of understanding and using words but also in using language to communicate with others age-appropriately would make autism most unlikely. (
  • Children with Asperger's syndrome generally have a normal to above average intelligence level and adequate knowledge of vocabulary and grammar but poor concentration and ability to understand language subtleties, such as humor. (
  • The Asperger's Syndrome was named after a Austrian doctor who first described the disorder in the year of 1944. (
  • Many patients currently living with the Asperger's Syndrome are sometimes highly intelligent, they could have near normal language development skills, but may develop issues with there communication abilities as they age. (
  • For example, many children with Asperger's Disorder are not diagnosed until much later in life-some not even until adulthood. (
  • PDD-NOS does, however place children somewhere on the spectrum, just as Asperger's Syndrome and Rhett's Disorder. (
  • Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46 , 515-523. (
  • Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 26, 248-251. (
  • Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 38, 793-795. (
  • The study is published online early and will appear in the March issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry . (
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS) were used to assess core autism behaviours, Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales (VABS) to ascertain developmental level, and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - IV scale (ADHD-IV) to determine inattention and hyperactivity. (
  • We have seen a neurologist and after his tests he just said that he could have a form of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD. (
  • This was very preliminary and also not terribly striking - so at this point in time there is no routine use for fMRI in the diagnostic evaluation of ADHD children and their optimal medication need. (
  • And if your son has a really mild form of CdLS he would certainly not have "classic" ADHD anyways, since he would have an underlying disorder of which hyperactivity is a very common part - so the fMRI study results would not be easily understandable. (
  • BADS-C is ideal for testing executive functioning of children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, Pervasive Development Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. (
  • Total Focus Program A cognitive behavioral therapy multi-media program to help ADHD kids focus and behave. (
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Children with this condition generally have challenges paying attention to or concentrating on a given task. (
  • Other conditions that may also co-occur with ID include anxiety disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depressive and bipolar disorder, impulse-control disorder, and major depressive disorder (APA, 2013). (
  • Mood Disorders Various mood disorder such as depression and bipolar disorder can cause a child to feel persistent feelings of sadness or extreme mood swings usually intense than the normal mood swings common in many people. (
  • While genetics is believed to play a primary role, some children in families with a history of pervasive developmental disorders do not have a disorder. (
  • The fact of the matter is that scientists use twin studies to figure out the extent to which a disorder is indeed genetic, on which has found extremely high rates (up to 95%) among identical twins and quite high rates (up to 31%) among fraternal twins, pointing heavily towards genetics being the main cause. (
  • Most people with autism also exhibit mental retardation, and approximately one third of people have seizure disorders. (
  • Children with autism, with and without mental retardation, also had a larger right hippocampal volume than typically developing controls, even after controlling for total cerebral volume. (
  • Children with autism but without mental retardation also had a larger left hippocampal volume relative to controls. (
  • Hippocampal-shape alterations in children with ASD were correlated with degree of mental retardation and performance deficits on tests of MTL function. (
  • The executive dysfunction approach argues that the autistic child does not possess the mechanism that selects the relevant stimulus and inhibits others. (
  • In other cases autism trained TA's with seniority have used their seniority to seek a post working with a non-autistic child. (
  • If an autistic child is fortunate enough to have an autism trained, experienced TA the TA is still not permitted to work the full day with the child in many districts. (
  • As such, it points towards certain chromosomal changes or genetic mutations which place children on the rainbow, colours which are used to represent how similar yet different every autistic child is. (
  • Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology (RUPP) Autism Network (2005) Randomized, Controlled, Crossover Trial of Metylphenidate in Pervasive Developmental Disorders with Hyperactivity. (
  • Findling, R.L., Schwartz, M.A., Flannery, D.J. and Manos, M.J. (1996) Venlafaxine in Adults with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder: An Open Clinical Trial. (
  • Hornig, M. (1998) Addressing Comorbidity in Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. (
  • 2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed.) . (
  • While it is clear that prevalence estimates have increased over time and these vary in different neighboring and distant regions, these findings most likely represent broadening of the diagnostic concets, diagnostic switching from other developmental disabilities to PDD, service availability, and awareness of autistic spectrum disorders in both the lay and professional public. (
  • Autism and pervasive developmental disorders: Concepts and diagnostic issues. (
  • This was a retrospective review of medical records of children fulfilling Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition, text revision (DSM-IV-TR) criteria for a PDD who attended a tertiary developmental clinic at Tygerberg Hospital, Western Cape, South Africa, over a 2-year period (2008 - 2010). (
  • [6] It is not clear whether the increasing rate of the disorder is related to broadening of the diagnostic criteria or heightened awareness of the condition among parents and professionals. (
  • We aimed to add to the knowledge of autism in South Africa by describing the demographics, history, clinical features, co-morbidity and diagnostic yield of investigations in a group of children diagnosed with a PDD at a tertiary developmental paediatric clinic. (
  • The Acacia Center provides support services in the form of tutoring, educational advocacy, consulting, family coaching, and diagnostic assessment for adult literacy and families with children who are English Language Learners, internationally adopted, dyslexic, or at-risk readers and writers. (
  • The children's development was evaluated at 6, 12, 18, 24 and 36 months of age using a series of widely implemented diagnostic tools, including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R). Examiners were not told which babies were at high- or low-risk when evaluating the participants' development. (
  • As a result, each child - and family - coping with autism has a unique set of challenges. (
  • Anxiety Disorders Children with this form of mental disorder respond to certain things or situations with panic and fear, along with physical signs of anxiety and nervousness, such as a rapid heartbeat and extreme sweating. (
  • We provide a systematic review of epidemiological surveys of autistic disorder and pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) worldwide. (
  • wherein cognitive function of the child or young adult is improved. (
  • 6. The method of claim 5, wherein the metrazol is administered at a dose of 0.1 to 3 mg/kg body weight of the child or young adult. (
  • 12. The method of claim 10, further comprising the step of testing the child or young adult for improvement in at least one of learning and memory. (
  • 13. The method of claim 1, wherein the young adult or child is human. (
  • Whether it's redesigning a play area for a child in a wheelchair, planning holiday shopping strategies for an adult with heart and breathing problems, or modifying job tasks so a returning veteran with a traumatic brain injury can return to work…Occupational Therapists (OT's) make a difference in people's lives. (
  • Education Minister Lamrock has made it very clear that he will not let adult interests interfere with the best interests of children. (
  • The specific signs vary widely from one child (or adult) to another. (
  • M. Kaplan, D. Carmody, and A. Gaydos, "Postural Orientation Modification in Autism in Response to Ambient Lenses," Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 27 (2):81-91 [Winter 1996]. (
  • Researchers have used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) to find subtle differences in the brain structure and function of children with these disorders. (
  • Pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) are characterized be severe impairments in social interaction and communication in addition to restricted patterns of interests and activities. (
  • At well-child checkups, the health care provider should check your child's development. (
  • Thanks for taking such an interest in your child's development and thanks for trusting in Healthtap! (
  • Different formats are used, each with a set of specific questions that explore different facets of the child's development. (
  • In addition, you will be asked for a number of details about your child's development so it might be a good idea to bring along some notes if you are worried that you may forget some details. (
  • The prevalence of ASD in the United States is 14.7 cases per 1,000 children living in the communities surveyed, or 1 in 68, with rate estimates varying widely by region of the country, sex, and race/ethnicity. (
  • The research involved more than 1,000 children aged two to three in northern California. (
  • About one in 1,000 children born in the United States is diagnosed with autistic disorder, and it is four to five times more common in boys. (
  • This imbalance in knowledge is emphasised by a study that surveyed 764 journal articles on infant behaviour and development and found that 78% were from North America, 16% from Europe and only 4% from the rest of the world. (
  • Beck Williams, a nurse therapist working with children with autism, believes it is an advantage to know the child from a very young age and that it is possible to intervene at the start of a new behaviour which has the potential to become self-mutilating or dangerous 8 . (
  • Controversy exists whether Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) takes precedence over disordered attachment for describing maladaptive social behaviour. (
  • Three areas are affected in autism: social development, communication, and thinking/behaviour. (
  • The EIBI program provides evidence-based treatment based on the principles of applied behaviour analysis (ABA) and recent research about child development. (
  • Depending on the specific needs and skills of the child and family, other treatments might include the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). (
  • Although there were no differences between groups in terms of total cerebral volume, children with autism (7.5-12.5 years of age) had larger right and left amygdala volumes than control children. (
  • Previous evaluation of these children, which included an expanded sample of typically developing children, found no significant hippocampal volume differences in the children with ASD, after adjustment for cerebral volume, but enlargement of the amygdala, though not of the hippocampus, that distinguished the subgroup of children with AD from children with PDD-NOS. (
  • Ozonoff said that the study provides a deeper understanding for parents, caregivers and health-care providers and for future research of the developmental trajectory for very young children with autism. (
  • The term pervasive developmental disorders was first used in the 1980s to describe a class of neurological disorders that involved impaired social and communication skills and repetitive behaviors. (
  • Due to difficulties in accurately describing these disorders using the term pervasive developmental disorders, some neurological and psychiatric specialists have proposed new terminology to describe this class of disorders, including autistic spectrum disorders and multi-system neurological disorders. (
  • Disorder and Sensory Integration Dysfunction. (
  • Medical researchers believe that genetic susceptibility plus additional factors contribute to the development of one of these disorders. (
  • Some studies suggest that kids with a genetic risk or predisposition to autism might develop it when they are exposed to something (yet unknown) in the environment. (
  • Tuberous sclerosis (TSC): TSC is a genetic disorder. (
  • genetic or chromosomal abnormality · viral agents · metabolic disorders · immune intolerance · perinatal anoxia 5 . (
  • This suggests a potential influence of social engagement on executive cognitive functioning (and/or vice‐versa) among individuals with KS , and perhaps those with other genetic disorders. (
  • up to 38% of children with ASD develop a seizure disorder either in infancy or more typically during adolescence. (
  • Defining language delay in young children by cognitive referencing: Are we saying more than we know? (
  • This title provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, along with issues related to physical and cognitive/behavioral development. (
  • Since Kanner ( 1943 ) initially described the disorder over 60 years ago, the definition of the autistic spectrum has evolved and now encompasses a wide range of severity of social and emotional abnormalities with varying levels of cognitive and linguistic functioning. (
  • Explanations for the causes of these disorders range from purely emotional factors to exclusively cognitive factors. (
  • The scientists looked at the incidence of autism in Danish children from 1971 to 2000. (
  • RESULTS: A total of 956 children with a male-to-female ratio of 3.5:1 had been diagnosed with autism during the period from 1971-2000. (
  • From 1991 until 2000 the incidence increased and continued to rise after the removal of thimerosal from vaccines, including increases among children born after the discontinuation of thimerosal. (
  • 2000). The difference in outcome for those children in the study who took antibiotics compared to those who do not was almost negligible. (
  • Factors under investigation as a cause of these disorders include immune system problems, allergies , drugs, environmental pollution, and infections. (
  • Other components of the disorder may include language impairments, stereotypical behaviors, and unusual fear or anxiety. (
  • The drugs commonly used to treat mental disorders in children include antipsychotics, antidepressants, stimulants, anti-anxiety drugs, and drugs for stabilizing moods. (
  • Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impairments in reciprocal social interaction, deficits in verbal and nonverbal communication, and a restricted repertoire of activities or interests. (
  • One way to identify pervasive developmental disorders is if infants fail to meet the development milestones in time or at all. (
  • The researchers found that there were few discernable differences between the two groups at the outset but that after six months, 86 percent of the infants who developed autism showed declines in social communication that were outside the range for typical development. (
  • OBJECTIVE: We estimated the association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and ASDs among children 8 years of age. (
  • Unadjusted associations corrected for assumed under-ascertainment were 1.06 (0.98, 1.14) for all ASDs, 1.12 (0.97, 1.30) for autistic disorder, and 1.63 (1.30, 2.04) for ASD-NOS. (
  • There are three general categories of impairments in children with ASDs. (
  • Children who have ASDs may have trouble maintaining consistent eye contact and there may be little to no eye contact at all. (
  • Children with ASDs will often use repetitive language that is based on repeating what they hear (often referred to as echolalia) or the creation of nonsensical communication. (
  • In addition to these problems, children with ASDs may have trouble with imaginative concepts and figurative language. (
  • There are many types of repetitive behaviors that may be seen in children with ASDs. (
  • Whether touch, taste, sound, sight, or smell, children with ASDs may experience a completely different set of responses to a given stimulus than children who do not have ASDs. (
  • Autistic Disorder is usually diagnosed by age 5, but other ASDs may not be diagnosed so early. (
  • Several factors must be considered when developing the structure and format of a classroom to meet the needs of children with ASDs. (
  • In medical terms, it is called as a neurodevelopmental disorder that causes harm to social interaction. (
  • Severe impairments of social interaction and associated abnormalities in children. (
  • Autism disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors, and difficulty in social interaction (Autism Speaks). (
  • Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that includes core deficits in three primary areas: languages and communication, social interaction, and repetitive and restrictive interest and behaviors. (
  • Almost simultaneously with Kanner, Asperger ( 1944 ) described a group of children with a narrow range of interests and impaired social interaction similar to high-functioning autism but whose development of verbal ability was not delayed. (
  • Autism is a severe developmental disorder that involves delay and deviance in the development of language and communication and of social interaction and reciprocity, and restricted patterns of play, interests, and behaviors. (
  • In general, the disorder will significantly affect a patients social interactive abilities, severe difficulties with basic communication skills, and harshly underdeveloped verbal skills. (
  • The social development of your child is as important as its physical and intellectual development. (
  • This is a complex issue that cannot be addressed without a complete evaluation of the child.Physical exam, testing and the input of speech and language pathologists are needed.Even then, the problem may be defined but the origin may remain elusive.Some kids have this as part of another set of developmental problems while others are otherwise normal.Look for answers with a developmental specialist. (
  • Without appropriate treatment, these disorders can have lasting effects on a child's physical, social, and emotional development. (
  • They experience an array of physical, mental, and emotional changes as they progress through their natural growth and development phases. (
  • This study will examine the effects of low-dose naltrexone (LDN) on children with autistic spectrum disorders. (
  • We performed a magnetic resonance imaging study to better define the neuropathology of autistic spectrum disorders. (
  • The increased prevalence of autistic spectrum disorders has fostered research efforts on the development and validation of autism-specific screening instruments for use with young children. (
  • Whether these patterns of food acceptance are atypical remains to be determined by comparison with the feeding patterns of typically developing children and other children with developmental delays. (
  • Studies have consistently found higher levels of psychological distress in parents of children with ASD when compared to parents of typically developing children or children with other disabilities [ 7 - 10 ]. (
  • Interestingly, the amygdala in typically developing children increases substantially in volume from 7.5 to 18.5 years of age. (
  • Thus, the amygdala in children with autism is initially larger, but does not undergo the age-related increase observed in typically developing children. (
  • In the present study, we quantified the shape of the hippocampus in a sample of 3- to 4-year-old children diagnosed with ASD compared with similarly aged typically developing children. (
  • The association for the case subgroup autistic disorder (1,310 cases) was similar: 0.88 (0.72, 1.08), whereas that for ASD not otherwise specified (ASD-NOS) (375 cases) was positive, albeit including the null: 1.26 (0.91, 1.75). (
  • Many children are diagnosed with pervasive development disorder- not otherwise specified, a subthreshold under the overall umbrella of autism the isn't quite fully part of the disorder. (