A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities
Examples of anxiety disorders include panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Symptoms include stress that’s out of proportion to the impact of the event, inability to set aside a worry, and restlessness.
Treatment includes counseling or medications, including antidepressants.
Age Onset: Children or following strokes or brain injuries.
Symptoms: Not based on perception difficulties such as blindness or deafness; affecting understanding or production of speech.
Progression: Performance significantly lower than expectations for that age of child or adult.
Causes: Developmental in children; stroke or brain damage in adults may cause “aphasia,” the inability to understand or express language.
Therapies: Mostly by speech and language therapists.
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- Gender diversity is correlated with dimensional neurodivergent traits but not categorical neurodevelopmental diagnoses in childrenby Kelly Mo on March 4, 2024
CONCLUSIONS: Dimensional autistic traits, rather than ADHD traits or categorical neurodevelopmental diagnoses, were associated with gender diversity domains across neurodivergent and neurotypical children. The association between early-childhood autistic social-communication traits and overall current gender diversity was most evident in assigned-males-at-birth. Nuanced interrelationships between neurodivergence and gender diversity should be better understood to clarify developmental links and...
- Cortical neurons obtained from patient-derived iPSCs with GNAO1 p.G203R variant show altered differentiation and functional propertiesby Maria Cristina Benedetti on March 4, 2024
Pathogenic variants in the GNAO1 gene, encoding the alpha subunit of an inhibitory heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide-binding protein (Go) highly expressed in the mammalian brain, have been linked to encephalopathy characterized by different combinations of neurological symptoms, including developmental delay, hypotonia, epilepsy and hyperkinetic movement disorder with life-threatening paroxysmal exacerbations. Currently, there are only symptomatic treatments, and little is known about the...
- The importance of social relationships in depression in autistic adolescents: a narrative-reviewby Élise Mamimoué on March 4, 2024
CONCLUSION: No specific tool based on social relationships was developed to evaluate depression in autistic adolescents. Depression in autistic adolescents needs to be assessed considering the social and pragmatic specificities of autism. Social communication and difficulties in peer relationships may be evaluated in specific assessment tools based on social relationships for depression in autistic adolescents.
- Examining the Impact of Group-Based Social Skills Intervention in Autistic Children Aged Eight to 15 Yearsby Mona P Gajre on March 4, 2024
Introduction Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder, which poses challenges to social communication and behavior, particularly affecting social functioning. Individuals with ASD face significant social challenges, including difficulty understanding social cues and body language, limited ability to engage in reciprocal social interactions, and challenges with establishing empathy. A preference for routines and repetitive behaviors limits their ability to adapt...