ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder
that manifests as a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.
"Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder
and is characterised by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication.
* Neither a neurodevelopmental disorder
nor an intellectual disability is a terminal disease, and individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders
and intellectual disabilities are not terminally ill.
Despite being diagnosed with the neurodevelopmental disorder
Retts Syndrome, which affects girls almost exclusively, Daisy is very happy and loves being creative.
Summary: Washington D.C [USA], Sep 08 (ANI): Turns out, the severity of a neurodevelopmental disorder
like autism or ADHD in an individual depends on genetic changes beyond a single, supposedly disease-causing mutation.
Rett syndrome is rare non-inherited genetic postnatal progressive neurodevelopmental disorder
that occurs almost exclusively in girls and leads to severe impairments, affecting nearly every aspect of the child's life: their ability to speak, walk, eat and even breathe easily.
When all the figures were analysed and factors likely to influence the results accounted for, the findings showed that children exposed to valproate alone in the womb were six times more likely to be diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental disorder
. Those exposed to valproate plus other drugs were 10 times more likely to do so than were children whose mums did not have the condition.
Along with growth retardation and distinctive facial abnormalities, the primary disabilities associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), which encompasses fetal alcohol syndrome and alcohol related neurodevelopmental disorder
, are brain damage and dysfunction.
The developmental medicine paradigm views the person with the developmental disability as having a neurodevelopmental disorder
which leads to cognitive, motor, seizure, and behavioral complications.
In pregnant women it may be linked to an increased rate of microencephaly, a neurodevelopmental disorder
characterized by a smaller-than-normal head and brain size.
Message from the Editor: A neurodevelopmental disorder
(NDD) is defined as a precise genetic or acquired biological brain disorder or condition that is responsible for childhood-onset brain dysfunction.
A child with a mild genetic tendency toward a neurodevelopmental disorder
might develop without clinically measurable abnormalities in the absence of environmental "hits." However, children in industrialized nations develop and grow up in a veritable sea of xenobiotic chemicals, says Isaac Pessah, director of the University of California, Davis, Center for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention.