III. Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence
What is oppositional defiant disorder? What is conduct disorder?
Oppositional defiant disorder involves behavior in which children have poor control of their emotions and/or have repeated conflicts with parents and other adults (e.g., teachers). Conduct disorder (CD) involves more serious antisocial behaviors that are potentially harmful to the child, to others, or to property.
What is attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder?
A childhood disorder in which children show inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, or a combination of these behaviors.
What are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa?
Anorexia nervosa involves excessive fear of becoming fat, coupled with inability to maintain normal weight. Bulimia nervosa involves repeated cycles of binging and purging.
What is autistic disorder?
Autism is a disorder in which children show marked impairments in establishing social interactions with others, have nonexistent or poor language skills, and show stereotyped, repetitive patterns of behavior or interests.
Review of Key Terms
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