Childhood%20Disorders

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/18/11 April 13, 2010 Abnormal Behavior in Childhood and Adolescence 2/18/11 Prevalence of Childhood Disorders The most commonly diagnosed psychological disorders in children age 6 to 17 are learning disabilities (11.5%) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (8.8%). According to a report from the U.S. Surgeon General, 1 in 10 children suffers from a mental disorder severe enough to impair development (A Childrens Mental Illness Crisis, 2001). 2/18/11 Risk Factors Genetic Susceptibility Environmental Stressors Family Factors Style of parental discipline Neglect, physical abuse, or sexual abuse Children of parents who suffer depression Gender 2/18/11 Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs) Aspergers Disorder Autism Retts Disorder Disintegrative Disorder These disorders appear early in life and persist throughout ones lifespan. No cure SEVERITY 2/18/11 Autism A PDD characterized by: Social impairment Lack of speech Disturbed motor behaviors Intellectual impairment Demands for sameness in the environment....
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course PSYCH 350 taught by Professor Conger during the Spring '10 term at Purdue University.

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