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Disorders often Diagnosed in Childhood/Adolescence

  • Mental retardation: Indicated by the level of IQ in a child which is 70 or below. The retardation is mild if IQ level is in the range of 55 - 70, moderate if it ranges between 40 - 55, severe in the range of 25 - 40 and profound if the level is below 25.
  • Learning disorders: This disorder parents get to know from the performance the kid gives in academics and if the IQ level is at least two standard deviation below the mean for the appropriate age and IQ.
  • Developmental disorders: Autism - This problem… (111 more words) …

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Delirium, Dementia, Other Cognitive Disorders

  • Delirium: This disorder comes to notice when consciousness gets disturbed (awareness, attention, focus) and cognition (memory, disorientation).
  • Dementia: This disorder is related to cognitive problems (with memory, spatial tasks, or language) which are due to a medical condition; may be due to the effect of Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s (tremors with declining neurological functioning), Huntington’s disease (genetically inherited progressive degeneration of thought, emotion, and movement), or Pick’s disease (disease of the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain characterized by changes in personality).
  • Mental Disorders due to General Medical Condition: These disorders generally arise due to medication, such as… (5 more words) …

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