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Is autism a developmental disorder?

Is autism a developmental disorder?

Yes: Most parents are concerned by 18 months and most children are seen by age 2. ...Read more

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Is cancer a neurological disorder?

Is cancer a neurological disorder?

NO: Cnacer is a mutation caused by body's normal tissue ; it is not a neurological disorder. ...Read more

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Is CP a genetic disorder?

Is CP a genetic disorder?

CP: No, cerebral palsy is not considered to be a genetic disorder. CP consists of a multifactorial group of nonprogressive clinical syndromes that cause motor and postural problems. The main conditions associated with increasing the chance of having CP are intrapartum hypoxia, prematurity, intrauterine growth restriction, intrauterine infection and antepartum hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Is Elhers Danlos considered a neurological disorder?

Is Elhers Danlos considered a neurological disorder?

Ehlers Danlos: It is an inherited disease of the connective tissues, especially the skin & joints & blood vessel walls. ...Read more

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Why is schizophrenia considered as a developmental disorder?

Why is schizophrenia considered as a developmental disorder?

It's not: Schizophrenia is considered a psychotic disorder -- a different category entirely from developmental ones such as autism and pervasive developmental disorders, etc. ...Read more

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Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

Is Aspergers a personality disorder?

No: What was formerly called Asperger's is now included in the mild end of the spectrum of autism. It is not a personality disorder, rather a different way of being that is in the spectrum primarily because the social difficulties (social tone deafness) experienced is out of proportion to otherwise normal to very high intelligence. ...Read more

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Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Is it possible that it could be genetic as well?

Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Is it possible that it could be genetic as well?

Yes: There is definite evidence that there is a genetic predisposition for most children that have autism. Though far from specifically identifiable based on genetic tests. More often enzyme based vulnerabilities. More milage in looking at how to moderate the environment to avoid triggering the vulnerabilities. ...Read more

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Is cerebral palsy a genetic disorder?

Is cerebral palsy a genetic disorder?

No: Cerebral palsy (CP) is caused by many things including but not limited to, poor intrauterine envirmonment, perinatal infection, prematurity with brain bleed and lack of o2 prior to or at the time of delivery. ...Read more

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Is dystonia a genetic disorder? 

Is dystonia a genetic disorder? 

Not always: Not always. While there are hereditary forms, it can also be caused by trauma, infections and more commonly, by some medications. ...Read more

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Is autism a version of mental retardation or a psychological problem?

Is autism a version of mental retardation or a psychological problem?

Autism: Autism is one in a group of neurodevelopmental disorders causing difficulty in social interaction, language, and behavior. There are varying intensities of autism. In most cases, children with severe autism have marked impairments or a complete inability to communicate or interact with other people. It's different from mental retardation (now called intellectual disabilities). ...Read more

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Is disosial personality disorder a ilness?

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Is disosial personality disorder a ilness?

Antisocial?: Do you mean antisocial personality disorder? Yes, it is an illness, just like any other; treatment is by therapy. Personality disorders are notoriously difficult to manage. ...Read more

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What is a psychological processing disorder?

What is a psychological processing disorder?

Processing disorder: There are learning disorders of information processing. This can include auditory and visual information processing. However, i've never heard of a psychological processing disorder, so it could be a jargon term. ...Read more

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What is pervasive developmental disorder (autism) like?

Broad range disorder: This is a more descriptive label than a specific disease. It implys a disorder in developmental progress that extends to areas of thinking, communication, self help and possibly motor skills.It has shared the grouping of an autism spectrum disorder, but that is more a convenient tag than anything.Treatment is supportive & tends to focus on self help skills. ...Read more

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Is schizencephaly a genetic disorder?

Is schizencephaly a genetic disorder?

Sometimes it is: Schizencephaly is a birth defect of the brain with abnormal slits/clefts in the surface of the brain. The exact cause is unknown. There are some recurrences in a family which point to a genetic cause, and some genes have been reported in studies. But most of the time no genetic cause is found. It also depends on whether the patient has other findings, which would increase risk of genetic origin. ...Read more

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Is attention defeset disorder a form of autism?

Is attention defeset disorder a form of autism?

No: These are two completely different disorders. They can co exist, however. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an autism spectrum disorder?

What sort of problem is an autism spectrum disorder?

Biologic disorder: What is now being called ASD is a cluster of disorders that have in common major disruption typically from a very early age in the development of social interactions, communication, and behaviors. The cause(s) remain unknown. The core feature is a markedly diminised to absent ability to socially connect with others. Language is absent or odd, as are some behaviors. ...Read more

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Is mixed receptive-expressive language disorder considered a mental disorder?

Is mixed receptive-expressive language disorder considered a mental disorder?

No.: It is not a mental illness but a developmental disorder. When a child grows with this disorder and not discovered early, they may have some behavioral problems which can be considered a mental illness. ...Read more

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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more