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Childhood Disorders

This section contains information about childhood disorders or child mental disorders, which are usually diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or adolescence. Childhood disorders are categorized as learning disorders and developmental disorders.

Learning disorders also known as learning disabilities include a spectrum of disorders such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxiaAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder is another type of learning disorder.

Developmental disorders are a group of conditions that appear during the developmental period of the child. Most of the disabilities may begin in the fetus but some can manifest after birth due to injury, infection, or other factors. Autism, cerebral palsy, speech disorder, mental retardation are categorized as developmental disorders.

You can read and understand about various childhood disorders, their causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and how you can help as a caregiver