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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder is considered to be the most common neurobehavioral disorder among school-aged children. Children who have ADHD exhibit symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that are extreme for their age. These symptoms adversely affect academic performance, vocational success, and social-emotional development.(More)
BACKGROUND A paucity of information exists in the dental literature about autism and its dental implications. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED The authors conducted a MEDLINE search for the period 2000 through 2006, using the term "autism," with the aim of defining the condition's clinical manifestations, dental and medical treatment and dental implications. (More)
Autism is a lifelong, severe, developmental disorder that appears initially in infancy and early childhood and impairs the acquisition of some of the most important skills in human life. The disease is characterized by impaired social interactions, verbal and nonverbal communication deficiencies, limited activities and interest, and repetitive behaviors.(More)
Fragile X, Rett, and Prader-Willi syndromes are a group of inherited disorders that often present with varying degrees of mental retardation and challenging behaviors. Dentists caring for individuals with these disorders must be familiar with the manifestations of these diseases and their associated features so they can garner the maximum level of(More)
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