Neurodevelopmental Disorders Articles

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  • Symptoms of Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder
    The primary defining feature of Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder is a person's pattern of behavior that involves culturally inappropriate, overly familiar ...
  • Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder
    Social (pragmatic) communication disorder is characterized by difficulty with the use of social language and communication skills (also called by professionals pragmatic communication). ...
  • Tourette’s Disorder Symptoms
    The essential features of Tourette's Disorder are multiple motor tics and one or more vocal tics, expressing themselves many times a day for at least 1 year. These may appear simultaneously or at different periods ...
  • Stuttering Symptoms
    The essential feature of Stuttering is a disturbance in the normal fluency and time patterning of speech that is inappropriate for the individual's age. This disorder is most commonly diagnosed in childhood. At the onset of ...
  • Stereotypic Movement Disorder Symptoms
    Repetitive, seemingly driven, and nonfunctional motor behavior (e.g., hand shaking or waving, body rocking, head banging, mouthing of objects, self-biting, picking at skin or bodily orifices, hitting own body). The behavior markedly interferes with normal activities ...
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder Symptoms
    The essential feature of Separation Anxiety Disorder is excessive anxiety concerning separation by a child from the home or from those (in adolescents and adults) to whom the person is attached. This anxiety is beyond ...
  • Rumination Disorder Symptoms
    The essential feature of Rumination Disorder is the repeated regurgitation and rechewing of food that develops in an infant or child after a period of normal functioning and lasts for at least 1 month. Partially ...
  • Rett’s Disorder Symptoms
    The essential feature of Rett's Disorder is the development of multiple specific deficits in a child following a period of normal functioning after birth. Individuals have an apparently normal prenatal and perinatal period with normal ...
  • Reading Disorder Symptoms
    The essential feature of Reading Disorder is reading achievement (i.e., reading accuracy, speed, or comprehension as measured by individually administered standardized tests) in a child that falls substantially below that expected given the individual's chronological ...
  • Pica Symptoms
    Persistent eating of nonnutritive substances for a period of at least 1 month. The eating of nonnutritive substances is inappropriate to the developmental level. The eating behavior is not part of a culturally sanctioned practice. If the eating ...
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