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Chapter 13 Developmental Disorders
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Nature of Developmental Psychopathology: An Overview Normal vs. Abnormal Development Developmental Psychopathology Study of how disorders arise and change with time Disruption of early skills can affect later development
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Nature of Developmental Psychopathology: An Overview (continued) Developmental Disorders Diagnosed first in infancy, childhood, or adolescence Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Learning disorders Autism Mental retardation
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): An Overview Nature of ADHD Central features – Inattention, overactivity, and impulsivity Associated with numerous impairments Behavioral Cognitive Social and academic problems
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): An Overview (continued) DSM-IV-TR Symptom Types Inattentive type Hyperactive type Impulsive type
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ADHD: Facts and Statistics Prevalence Occurs in 6% of school-aged children Symptoms are usually present around age 3 or 4 68% of children with ADHD have problems as adults
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Biological Contributions Genetic Contributions Highly heritable Neurobiological Contributions Smaller brain volume Inactivity of the frontal cortex and basal ganglia
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2009 for the course PSY 3315 taught by Professor - during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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