Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Curr Opin Neurol. 1998 Apr;11(2):109-14. doi: 10.1097/00019052-199804000-00005.

Abstract

Neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood include autism spectrum disorders, disorders comprising attention deficits (attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder and deficits in attention, motor control and perception), tics (motor or vocal, or both), and obsessions and compulsions (obsessive-compulsive disorder). They affect a small proportion of the child population. They can now reliably be diagnosed, and are valid and clinically meaningful conditions. Effective interventions are available for most of these disorders.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Age of Onset
  • Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders / physiopathology
  • Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders / therapy
  • Autistic Disorder / epidemiology*
  • Autistic Disorder / genetics
  • Autistic Disorder / physiopathology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / physiopathology*
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / therapy
  • Prevalence
  • Tic Disorders / genetics
  • Tic Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Tic Disorders / therapy
  • Tourette Syndrome / genetics
  • Tourette Syndrome / physiopathology*
  • Tourette Syndrome / therapy
  • Twin Studies as Topic