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Childhood%20Disorders

Childhood%20Disorders - Adolescence April13,2010...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style  2/18/11 April 13, 2010 Abnormal Behavior in Childhood and  Adolescence
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 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  Children’s Mental Illness ‘Crisis,’” 2001). 
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 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
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 2/18/11 Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs) Asperger’s Disorder Autism Rett’s Disorder Disintegrative Disorder These disorders appear early in life and persist  throughout one’s lifespan. No cure SEVERITY
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 2/18/11 Autism A PDD characterized by: Social impairment Lack of speech Disturbed motor behaviors Intellectual impairment Demands for sameness in the environment. Repetitive behaviors Narrow interests Sensitivity to external stimuli
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 2/18/11 Autism 
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 2/18/11 Asperger’s Disorder A pervasive developmental disorder characterized 
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