Childhood psychiatric disorders
Disorders that are usually first present during childhood.
Genetic Underpinning Found For Shared Risk Of Congenital Heart And Neurodevelopmental Disease
Children with significant congenital heart disease have a far better chance of surviving today than in decades past, thanks to major advances in surgery. But some infants who recover from repairs to t...
ICD-10 Chapter V: Mental and behavioural disorders
The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10) is a coding of diseases and signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumsta...
Genetic Underpinning Found For Shared Risk Of Congenital Heart And Neurodevelopmental Disease
Children with significant congenital heart disease have a far better chance of surviving today than in decades past, thanks to major advances in surgery. But some infants who recover from repairs to t...
School refusal
School refusal is the refusal to attend school due to emotional distress. School refusal differs from truancy in that children with school refusal feel anxiety or fear towards school, whereas truant c...
Elective mutism
Elective mutism is the former name for selective mutism. Elective mutism was defined as a refusal to speak in almost all social situations (despite normal ability to do so), while selective mutism is...
Biological theories of dyslexia
The primary symptoms of dyslexia were first identified by Oswald Berkhan in 1881. The term 'dyslexia' was coined in 1887 by Rudolf Berlin, an ophthalmologist practicing in Stuttgart, Germany. Since th...
List of stutterers
Stuttering (alalia syllabaris), also known as stammering (alalia literalis or anarthria literalis), is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolong...
List of stutterers - Wikipedia
Attachment therapy
Attachment therapy is a controversial category of alternative child mental health interventions intended to treat attachment disorders. The term generally includes accompanying parenting techniques. O...
Future planning for disability care
For many elderly carers of a relative who has a learning or other disability, future planning is an issue. The population of older parents who have children with a learning disability is growing and ...
Bipolar disorder in children
Bipolar disorder (BD) in children, or pediatric bipolar disorder (PBD), is a condition that affects mood and energy. It is characterized by extreme changes in mood that range from depressive "lows" to...
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is an instrument for diagnosing and assessing autism. It became commercially available in 2001 through WPS, or Western Psychological Services. The pro...
Hebrew Academy for Special Children
Hebrew Academy For Special Children (HASC) is a Jewish non-profit agency in New York City, United States, providing a wide range of supportive services to children with special needs. The organizatio...
Hebrew Academy for Special Children - Wikipedia
Stereotypic movement disorder
Stereotypic movement disorder (SMD) is a motor disorder with onset in childhood involving repetitive, nonfunctional motor behavior (e.g., hand waving or head banging), that markedly interferes with no...
Sluggish cognitive tempo
Sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) is a descriptive term for a cluster of symptoms that some researchers believe comprise a novel psychiatric disorder. Although definitions for this proposed disorder are ...
Sociological and cultural aspects of autism
Sociological and cultural aspects of autism come into play with recognition of autism, approaches to its support services and therapies, and how autism affects how we define personhood. The autistic c...
Sociological and cultural aspects of autism - Wikipedia
Hyalophagia
Pica (/ˈpaɪkə/ PY-kə) is characterized by an appetite for substances that are largely non-nutritive, such as paper, clay, metal, chalk, soil, glass, or sand. According to DSM-IV criteria, for these ac...
Urophagia
Urophagia is the consumption of urine, which is the liquid byproduct of blood filtration in the body. There are various reasons that humans may consume urine. Urine was used in several ancient cultur...
Tic disorder
Tic disorders are defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) based on type (motor or phonic) and duration of tics (sudden, rapid, nonrhythmic movements). Tic disorder...
Conduct disorder
Conduct disorder (CD) is a psychological disorder diagnosed in childhood or adolescence that presents itself through a repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others...
Amylophagia
Amylophagia is a condition involving the compulsive consumption of excessive amounts of purified starch. It is a form of pica and is often observed in pregnant women.
Amylophagia - Wikipedia
Motor disorder
Motor disorders are disorders of the nervous system that cause abnormal and involuntary movements. They can result from damage to the motor system.Motor disorders are defined in the fifth edition of t...
Receptive aphasia
Receptive aphasia, also known as Wernicke’s aphasia, fluent aphasia, or sensory aphasia, is a type of aphasia traditionally associated with neurological damage to Wernicke’s area in the brain, (Brodma...
Receptive aphasia - Wikipedia
Encopresis
Encopresis (from the Ancient Greek ἐγκόπρησις / egkóprēsis), also known as paradoxical diarrhea, is voluntary or involuntary fecal soiling in children who have usually already been toilet trained. Per...
Adopted child syndrome
Adopted child syndrome is a controversial term that has been used to explain behaviors in adopted children that are claimed to be related to their adoptive status. Specifically, these include problems...
X-linked intellectual disability
X-linked intellectual disability (previously known as X-linked mental retardation) refers to forms of intellectual disability which are specifically associated with X-linked recessive inheritance.As w...
Emotional and behavioral disorders/biophysical

Mental illnesses used in this model: Autism and Schizophrenia.The definition of the Biophysical model identifies with the view of emotional disturbance and behavior in its actual affliction to "o...