Now, a new study has provided compelling evidence in support of the 'female protective model,' which proposes that females require more extreme genetic mutations than do males to push them over the diagnostic threshold for neurodevelopmental disorders
In all, 19 children had been diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental disorder
by the time they were six years old, three of whom also had a physical abnormality.
Our educational activities are designed for primary care physicians and specialists whose practice consists of significant numbers of adults with neurodevelopmental disorders
, such as those physicians who practice in State Developmental Centers, State Mental Health facilities, public or private Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded, Family Practice Clinics, and General Internal Medicine Clinics.
The authors speculate that these events "could explain why the developing cerebellum is a prime target in several human neurodevelopmental disorders
Fragile X syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder
characterized by impaired social function, cognition and speech, as well as attention deficits and low functional independence.
The theory that schizophrenia is a neurodevelopmental disorder
has long been hypothesized, but we are just now beginning to uncover specific portions of the genetic underpinnings that may support that theory," says Talkowski.
When caring for patients with neurodevelopmental disorders
(NDDs), it is important to consider the four primary categories of clinical manifestations or "complications" of these disorders (cognitive dysfunction, behavioral problems, motor dysfunction, and seizures) as part of a larger medical issue.
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are complex neurodevelopmental disorders
with early childhood onset.
Pathologies observed in certain neurodevelopmental disorders
, including autism spectrum disorders and fragile X syndrome are believed to be caused by excessive activation of glutamate receptors and abnormally high ratios of excitatory to inhibitory neurotransmission in the brain.
The authors have organized the fourteen chapters that make up the main body of their text in four parts devoted to understanding abnormal child psychology, neurodevelopmental disorders
, behavioral and emotional disorders, and problems related to physical and mental health.
changes in DNA methylation) in the child, and 3) determine whether such changes increase the risks of neurodevelopmental disorders
Washington, Dec 06 ( ANI ): Researchers are investigating a potentially transformative new therapy for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders
by using the co-occurrence of brain and gut problems in Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as their guide.