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childhood disorders

NUR207 childhood disorders

TermDefinition
autism the most common developmental disorder. This causes a severe compromise of the ability to engage in, and lack interest in social interactions
Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) a persistent pattern of defiance, disobedience, and hostility toward authority
Conduct Disorder This disorder causes children to be aggressive with antisocial behaviors such as bullying, assaulting, being cruel to people or animals, vandalism, setting fires, and theft, with no empathy
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Etiology is unknown. Symptoms of in children are generally grouped into three categories: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness
Separation Anxiety Disorder Although this is normal during childhood, severe symptoms may indicate an anxiety disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder children excessively worry about all upcoming events. Need constant reassurance
Social Phobia Disorder a constant fear of being embarrassed in social situations. Avoidance reinforces fear
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) There is an association of streptococcal infections in children with OCD. PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections)
Anorexia Nervosa characterized by a profound disturbance of body image with a relentless pursuit of thinness often to the point of starvation. It is a reaction for more independence and control
Bulimia Nervosa more common than anorexia. Patients binge huge amounts of food with huge amounts of liquid. Patients then feel guilty for binging and purge the food by vomiting, using laxatives/enemas, and/or engaging in excessive exercise
Created by: ld23012