PSY341H1 Lecture Notes - Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder

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Published on 30 Sep 2012
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UTSG
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Psychology
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PSY341H1
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Lecture 4:
INTRO TO CLINICAL SYNDROMES DSM IV
DSM IV CLASSIFICATION
- 10 child categories
mental retardation: 1st category, will be changed for DSM V because it shouldn’t be solely
based on IQ agree that mental retardation shouldn’t be based on IQ – iq below 70 1
standard deviation the benchmark for abnormal is usually 1 standard deviation 2 standard
deviation sis usually referred to as disordered
- mild mental retardation, DSM IV IQ below 70 and 55
- moderate mental retardation IQ 55-40
- severe mental retardation IQ 40-20
- profound is IQ below 20
- coded on axis II, acknowledgement that this is not going anywhere agreement that
you need to include the assessment of adaptive behaviour when considering this
diagnosis adaptive means that you can adapt to new situations everything varies in
our environment ability to adapt to those changes is very important because there are
no constants ability to adapt to change is one of the proposed definitions of mental
retardation
learning disorders
- reading, writing, mathematics
- any deficits where the child falls behinds his or her developmental norms
- if you fall behind your developmental norm, you are labeled with mental illness
motor skills disorder
- coordination disorder
- children at certain ages are expected to perform certain motor tasks
communication disorders
- divided in to speaking: expressive language disorder (unclear language, poorly
pronounced words, unusual words for age, poor grammar), speaking & understanding:
mixed receptive expressive disorders, phonological understanding: substituting
sounds for others, stuttering
Pervasive developmental disorders
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Mild mental retardation, dsm iv iq below 70 and 55. Moderate mental retardation iq 55-40 severe mental retardation iq 40-20. Divided in to speaking: expressive language disorder (unclear language, poorly pronounced words, unusual words for age, poor grammar), speaking & understanding: mixed receptive expressive disorders, phonological understanding: substituting sounds for others, stuttering. Over a long period of time the psychotic disorders autistic like disorders. Autistic disorder: hallmark symptom is an almost complete lack of social interaction can see right from infancy. Go together because they typically occur comorbid. Add + cd comorbid a lot of the time! Add add with or without hyperactivity: inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity. Conduct disorder: also seems to be a disorder of impulsivity childhood vs. adolescence onset childhood onset is worse news behaving sexually inappropriate, stealing, assaulting, fire starting, unpleasant. Oppositional defiant disorder: severe rejection of all authority conduct disorder light kids that just say no to everything.

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