F09 developmental psychopathology

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Developmental Psychopathology Psychopathology – study of disorders of the mind Developmental psychopathology: Disorders which affect developmental patterns based on: Frequency and patterns of symptoms Deviations from normal behavior Adjustment capability
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Developmental Psychopathology What is abnormal child behavior? Dysfunctional adult behavior often seen as product of child development Most researchers study adult disorders Diagnostic Approach Rooted in medical tradition Used diagnosis for etiology of disorder Classification system forms DSM-IV
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Developmental Psychopathology Pervasive Developmental Disorders Pervasive developmental disorders impair interaction and communication skills Exists on a spectrum (sometimes called autistic spectrum disorder) Latest prevalence 1 in 100 children. #1 disorder in children Boys 4 times more likely than girls
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Developmental Psychopathology Autism Spectrum Disorders Onset by age 3 neurological disorders that affect a child’s ability to communicate, understand language, play, and relate to others. DSM IV Criteria for Autism: 6 or more of 12 criteria across 3 categories Issues in Social Interaction Issues in Communication and Speech Restricted or repetitive interests
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