What are neurodevelopmental disorders?
Neurodevelopmental disorders are a group of disorders that refer to the impairments of the development and growth of the brain or central nervous system. These brain deficits can affect an individual’s memory, emotions, ability to learn and maintain self-control. Neurodevelopmental disorders typically show up early in a child’s development and can run throughout the individual’s lifetime.
Several factors can cause neurodevelopmental disorders, such as genetic disorders, deprivation, immune dysfunction, metabolic disorders, infectious diseases, and physical trauma.
What are considered as neurodevelopmental disorders?
As set out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5), the following are considered as neurodevelopmental disorders:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD)
- Communication Disorders
- Intellectual Developmental Disorders
- Motor Disorders
- Specific Learning Disorders
How can Prime Behavioral Health help?
While there are no known cures for neurodevelopmental disorders, Prime Behavioral Health offers medication and therapy treatments that can help. Our goal is to help you understand neurodevelopmental disorders and to help you manage its symptoms. Our clinicians are knowledgeable about the latest diagnosis and treatment methods for neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adults.
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