Developmental Disabilities and Metabolic Disorders

Mary Lee Gregory, Vera Joanna Burton, Bruce K. Shapiro

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Abstract

Neurodevelopmental disabilities are a group of disorders that result from injury to the developing nervous system causing functional impairment. Multiple diagnoses are the rule because brain dysfunctions in childhood are the results of etiologies that have wide-ranging effects. The functional limitations may result directly from a primary injury, from secondary effects related to that injury, or from arrested brain development. While the functional limitations have been the historical focus of these disorders, new advances in genetics and neuroscience offer the potential for amelioration, cure, or both.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeurobiology of Brain Disorders
Subtitle of host publicationBiological Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages18-41
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780123982803
ISBN (Print)9780123982704
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Brain development
  • Child development
  • Early identification
  • Early intervention
  • Neurodevelopmental disability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Lee Gregory, M., Burton, V. J., & Shapiro, B. K. (2015). Developmental Disabilities and Metabolic Disorders. In Neurobiology of Brain Disorders: Biological Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders (pp. 18-41). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-398270-4.00003-3