Learning Disabilities

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Learning Disabilities David Breiger Ph.D. Jenise Jensen Ph.D. Introduction and Background Reports of individuals who acquired a sudden inability to read, write, or perform mathematical calculations after some type of…

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Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Autism Spectrum Disorders Karen Toth PhD Bryan H. King MD Introduction and Background Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the term now commonly used to describe three of the pervasive developmental…

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Elimination Disorders: Enuresis and Encopresis

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Elimination Disorders: Enuresis and Encopresis Joan M. Daughton MD Introduction Enuresis and encopresis are disorders commonly seen in primary care as well as child psychiatry settings. These disorders can be…

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Eating Disorders

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Eating Disorders Rosemary Calderon PhD Introduction Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are two of the most challenging disorders afflicting children and adolescents, with the potential for serious impact on both…

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Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder

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Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder Gretchen R. Gudmundsen Ph.D., Stefanie A. Hlastala Ph.D., Kathleen Myers, M.D. M.P.H., M.S., FAACAP Introduction Early onset of bipolar disorder (BD), particularly during prepuberty, is one of…

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Child and Adolescent Depressive Disorders

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Child and Adolescent Depressive Disorders Elizabeth McCauley PhD, ABPP, Gretchen R. Gudmundsen PhD, Carol Rockhill MD, PhD, MPH, My Banh PhD Introduction It is now recognized that depressive disorders represent…

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Tourette Syndrome

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Tourette Syndrome Ajit N. Jetmalani MD Introduction In 1884, the French neurologist Gilles de la Tourette described nine patients who suffered unusual repetitive motor movements and vocalizations of childhood onset,…

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Obsessive—Compulsive Disorder

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Obsessive—Compulsive Disorder Jamie Snyder MD Introduction and Background Symptoms of obsessive—compulsive disorder (OCD) were described as far back as 1467, though in the frame of reference of that time, these…

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Trauma and Associated Disorders

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Trauma and Associated Disorders Toi Blakley Harris MD John Sargent MD Introduction Millions of youth are exposed to traumatic events every year. Some are exposed to a singular event, whereas…

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