Child Psychiatric Disorders Essay by capital writers

Child Psychiatric Disorders
A discussion of early onset psychiatric disorders from infancy through adolescence.
# 28756 | 1,315 words | 12 sources | APA | 2002 | US

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This paper examines how psychiatric disorders affect people of all ages and walks of life and how some are diagnosable as early as infancy. It analyzes how much of the etiology of today's recognized disorders and syndromes in children are poorly understood and difficult to trace in children and adolescents. It looks at how many factors contribute to this lack of empirical evidence and how studies are ongoing with intent to isolate, define and better treat these conditions in our children. It describes some of these conditions and looks at the etiology, characteristics, morbidity and mortality.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia
Adolescent Social Phobia
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

From the Paper:

"Many clinicians view Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as a neuropsychiatric disorder. These symptoms have been alleviated in early trials by using serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) leading researchers to believe that OCD may be a genetically acquired disorder. Further, neuroimaging indicates the possibility of abnormal functioning in neurological circuits linking cortical areas of the brain to the basal ganglia. SSRIs also appear to help with this disorder. Further studies are being conducted to establish the interrelationship of neurotransmitter and neuroendocrine abnormalities in childhood-onset OCD and will ultimately be compiled to determine the causal factors."

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