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Childhood Cognitive Disorders

Paul H. Lipkin

in Principles of Drug Therapy in Neurology

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780195146837
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322961 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195146837.003.0768

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Childhood Cognitive Disorders

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Cognitive disorders are common causes of disability in children, with medications such as stimulants widely used to improve attention, behavior, and learning. The spectrum of childhood cognitive disorders ranges from the lower-prevalence, higher-severity disorder of intellectual disability (ID; also commonly referred to as mental retardation, global developmental delay, or learning disability [United Kingdom]) to the high-prevalence, lower severity learning disabilities (LD) including reading disorder (RD; developmental dyslexia) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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Subjects: Neurology

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