Neurodevelopmental Disorders Community
Neurodevelopmental Disorders Resources & Information
Neurodevelopmental disorders are characterized by developmental deficits that usually show up early in a child’s development, many times before the child enters elementary school, and can run throughout the individual’s lifetime. These brain function deficits can affect a person’s emotions, memory, ability to learn, socialize and maintain self-control. They can be limited in nature, for instance to learning, or the deficits can be global and affect intelligence or social skills overall.
The category of neurodevelopmental disorders, as set out in the DSM-5, includes: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), communication disorders, intellectual developmental disorder, motor disorders, and specific learning disorders. It’s not unusual for these disorders to co-exist.
While there are no known cures for neurodevelopmental disorders, medication and therapy treatments do exist that can help a child or adult. At HealthyPlace.com, our goal is to help you learn about neurodevelopmental disorders and to offer you support in managing your and your child’s neurodevelopmental disorder symptoms. We have in-depth, trusted, up-to-date information on the diagnosis, causes and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adults.