child psych

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  1. Atypical development is...
    An enduring pattern of behavior that is unusual, compared to the behavior of others of the child's age, and that interferes with the child's development in some significant way.
  2. Psychological disorder is...
    A pattern of behavior that is unusual in a person's culture and interferes with his or her psychological, social, and/or educational functioning.
  3. Attention problems are...
    A category of psychopathologies that impair one's ability to concentrate, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, attention deficit disorder, and hyperkinetic disorder.
  4. Externalizing problems are...
    A category of psychopathologies that includes any deviant behavior primarily directed toward others, such as conduct disorders.
  5. Internalizing problems are...
    A category of psychopathologies that includes anxiety and depression and other conditions in which deviant behavior is directed inwardly, against the self.
  6. Developmental psychopathology is...
    A relatively new approach to the study of deviance that emphasizes that normal and abnormal development have common roots and that pathology can arise from many different pathways.
  7. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is...
    A disorder in which a child shows both significant problems in focusing attention and physical hyperactivity.
  8. ADHD/hyperactive/impulsive type is...
    ADHD in which hyperactivity is the main problem.
  9. ADHD/inattentive type is..
    ADHD in which inattention is the main problem.
  10. ADHD/combined type is...
    ADHD in which both hyperactivity and inattention are problems.
  11. Oppositional defiant disorder is..
    A pattern of negative, defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior toward parents and other authority figures, established prior to age 8.
  12. Conduct disorder is...
    Diagnostic term for a pattern of deviant behavior including high levels of aggressive, antisocial, or delinquent acts.
  13. Childhood onset conduct disorder is...
    Conduct disorder beginning in childhood; the pattern is linked to rejection by peers and to conduct problems that persist into adolescence and adulthood.
  14. Adolescent onset conduct disorder is...
    A conduct disorder that begins only in adolescence; it is typically less severe and persistent than childhood onset conduct disorder.
  15. Delinquency is...
    A subcategory of conduct disorder involving explicit lawbreaking.
  16. Bulimia is...
    Eating disorder characterized by alternating periods of bingeing and purging.
  17. Anorexia nervosa is...
    Eating disorder characterized by self starvation.
  18. Depression is...
    A combination of sad mood and difficulty carrying out daily functions.
  19. Clinical depression (major depressive disorder) is...
    A combination of sad mood, sleeping and eating disturbances, and difficulty concentrating that lasts 6 months or longer.
  20. Mental retardation is...
    An intellectual disability defined most often as an IQ below 70 combined with poor adaptive behavior.
  21. Learning disability is...
    A term broadly used to describe an unexpected or unexplained problem in learning to read, spell, or calculate and more precisely used to refer to a neurological dysfunction that causes such effects.
  22. Pervasive developmental disorders are...
    A group of disorders in which children exhibit severe disturbances in social relationships.
  23. Autistic disorder is...
    A disorder in which children have much more limited language skills than others of the same age, an inability to engage in reciprocal social relationships, and a severely limited range of interests.
  24. Asperger's disorder is...
    A disorder in which children possess the other characteristics of autistic disorder but have intact language and cognitive skills.
  25. Inclusive education is...
    General term for education programs that assign children with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities to regular classrooms and that provide any special services required by the child in that classroom.

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