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BACKGROUND Little is known about the Quality of Life (QOL) in parents of children with developmental diseases as compared to other severe neurological or psychiatric disorders. Aims of the present study were: to evaluate QOL in parents of children affected by Pervasive Development Disorder (PDDs), Cerebral Palsy (CP) or Mental Retardation (MR) as compared(More)
The objective of this study is to examine the occurrence and characteristic features of obsessive–compulsive behaviours in children and adolescents with Asperger syndrome (AS), with respect to a matched obsessive compulsive disorder group (OCD) and a typically developing control group (CG). For this purpose, 60 subjects (20 OCD; 18 AS; 22 CG), aged 8–15(More)
OBJECTIVE Aim of our study was to describe the character of General Movements (GMs) in children with Down Syndrome (DS). MATERIAL AND METHODS GMs of 23 children with DS and of 30 healthy full-term infants were assessed from birth to 6th month corrected age. A qualitative and a semi-quantitative evaluation of GMs were achieved for each child. Data were(More)
Brachidactyly-Mental Retardation (BDMR) Syndrome (MIM 600430) is associated with terminal deletions at chromosome 2q37 and a limited number of studies also reported an association between 2q37 → qter deletion and autism. Herein we describe two cases of autism in unrelated children with BDMR Syndrome, showing physical, cognitive, behavioral, and disease(More)
Our investigation was designed to examine a) the extent to which young male football players and nonplayers learned about illegal aggressive actions through the observation of college and professional football; b) if there was a relationship between youth football players' observations of illegal aggressive acts and the transmission of those acts to(More)
We report on a male child born in Rumania, adopted by an Italian family, and who at 10 years of age was submitted to interferon-alpha 2a therapy for chronic hepatitis B. About 30 days after the beginning of the treatment he developed hypomanic mood and psychogenic seizures. Psychological evaluation showed hyperactivity, distractibility, excessive(More)
AIM Aim of this study is to evaluate anxiety and temperament characteristics in developmental age subjects who practised agonistic sport (individual or team sports) in comparison with a sample group of subjects who practice no agonistic sports. METHODS Sixty subjects aged from 10 to 16 years were enrolled in the study and divided into 3 groups: 20(More)
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