When is a child's behavior problematic?
when it interferes with: home, school, and interactions with peers
What are the 3 categories of ADHD?
Inattention - ADHD
Hyperactive, impulsive - ADHD
Impulsivity, hyperactivity, inattentive - combined
What is seen on a PET or MRI of autistic?
brain may be enlarged a little and shrinks as they age
What are some risk factors believed to contribute to Autism Spectrum DO?
- Advanced maternal age
- Mom with gestational diabetes
What are some characteristics seen with Autism Spectrum DO?
- Sensory integration dysfunction
- Sleep disorder
- Digestive disorders
- Feeding disorders
- Wide variety of functioning
What meds for Autism?
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
- Antipsychotic medications -
Meds for ADHD?
Psychostimulant drugs: methylphenidate and amphetamine salts
Nonstimulant selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor: atomoxetine
they are hungry but they starve themselves
fear of getting fat
believe that they are fat
Preoccupied with food
Binge-eating/purging: Laxatives, tons of exercise
episodic, uncontrolled, compulsive, rapid ingestion of large quantities of food over a short period of time (binging), followed by inappropriate compensatory behaviors to rid the body of the excess calories.
How is binge eating DO different from bulimia nervosa?
that the individual does not engage in behaviors to rid the body of the excess calories.