ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), sometimes called attention deficit disorder (ADD), involves hyperactivity, difficulty paying attention and a tendency to act impulsively. Learning disorders involve problems with writing, math or reading (the best known of which is dyslexia). Oppositional defiant disorder is a related condition in which children oppose authority.

Stuttering

Stuttering – Causes, Signs and Symptoms

Also called: Stammering Summary Stuttering is a communication disorder that causes interruptions in a person’s ability to form the words and sentences necessary to verbally communicate with other people. More than 3 million Americans stutter, according to the Stuttering Foundation.  It is normal for children to stutter between the ages of 2 and 5, and …

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Oppositional Defiance Disorder Summary Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a condition in which a child displays disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior toward authority figures. Although it is normal for a child to exhibit such behavior on occasion, children with ODD display a level of defiance outside the bounds of normal behavior that causes …

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Learning Disorders

Learning Disorders – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Learning Disability, Reading Disability Summary Learning disorders are conditions that cause patients to have difficulty with reading, writing or mathematics. They result from neurological problems that prevent the brain from properly processing information related to spoken or written language, mathematical calculations, movement coordination or direct attention. Between 2 and 10 percent of the …

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Dyslexia

Dyslexia – Signs and symptoms, Treatment Options

Also called: Word Blindness, Global Dyslexia Summary Dyslexia is a condition in which an improper functioning of the brain causes a person to have difficulty recognizing and processing written or spoken words. People with dyslexia typically have trouble with reading and writing. In some cases, they may have problems writing, understanding and using language, as …

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Conduct Disorders

Conduct Disorders – Causes, Signs and Symptoms

Summary Conduct disorders are behaviors in which a person violates the rights of others and consistently breaks basic social rules. They tend to occur in childhood or adolescence and affect boys more often than girls. Patients with conduct disorders struggle to behave in a socially acceptable fashion. Conduct disorders are classified as either childhood-onset type …

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