Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Articles

Here you will find articles related to Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, everything from Autism, Bipolar, Depression to Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and much more.


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Acute Stress Disorder

Acute stress disorder may be identified by a sudden development of severe anxiety and/or decrease in emotional responsiveness, brought on in direct relation to a traumatic event such as a death, or witness to another…
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Adjustment Disorder with Anxiety

Adjustment disorder with anxiety is a condition that may occur in result of a stressful event in one's life. A significant event that causes stress can be either positive or negative in nature, such as…
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Adjustment Disorder with Depressed Mood

Adjustment disorder with depressed mood is characterized by an extreme reaction to a life stressor. Stressful events normally produce mild symptoms of sadness, lack of energy or anxiousness, but when symptoms surpass the reaction that…
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Adjustment Disorder with Disturbance of Conduct

Adjustment disorder with disturbance of conduct is usually the diagnosis for children and adolescents who experience temporary symptoms directly related to a stressful life event. Adults may experience this condition as well, but generally will…
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Adjustment Disorder with Mixed Anxiety and Depressed Mood

Adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood causes excessive panic and depression in result of a stressful life event. While anyone who faces stress may experience mild symptoms of this disorder, diagnosis for adjustment…
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Developmental Disabilities

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Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy describes a group of chronic conditions that adversely affect muscle coordination and bodily movements. These conditions are not caused by problems with muscles or nerves themselves, but rather a disability to portions of…
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Cri Du Chat Syndrome

Cri du chat syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that is named for the characteristic cat-like sound that affected children make when they cry. Cri du chat is a French term meaning 'call of the…
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Down syndrome

Also referred to as Trisomy 21, Down Syndrome is a genetic condition in which there is the presence of all or part of an extra 21st chromosome. Causing lifelong developmental issues and mental retardation, Down…
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Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes chronic seizures. Abnormal electrical impulses in the brain can lead to symptoms at various stages of life, and there is no cure. Some forms of treatment can help…
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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders include several classifications of permanent birth defects caused by a mother's consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. Fetal alcohol syndrome is just one of many conditions included within the spectrum, which also…
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