✍️Childhood Disorders

🔴 Childhood Disorders

✅ Introduction

-Some disorders are unique to children (like separation anxiety disorder)
-Some disorders are primarily childhood disorders, but may continue into adulthood (like ADHD)
-Some disorders are present in children & adults (like depression)

DSM-5 splits childhood disorders into 2 types (see the picture 👇)
1-Neurodevelopmental disorders
2-Disruptive, impulse control, & conduct disorder

📍Externalizing disorders :
-Outward-directed behaviors
-More common in boys
-Includes :
*Conduct disorder
*Oppositional defiant disorder

📍Internalizing disorders :
-Inward-focused behaviors
-More in girls
-Includes :
*Mood disorders
*Social withdrawal.


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