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Physical health in children with neurodevelopmental disorders

Alabaf, Setareh; Gillberg, Christopher; Lundström, Sebastian LU ; Lichtenstein, Paul; Kerekes, Nóra LU ; Råstam, Maria LU and Anckarsäter, Henrik LU (2019) In Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 49(1). p.83-95
Abstract

With increasing numbers of children being diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) attention has been drawn to these children’s physical health. We aimed to identify the prevalence of defined physical problems (epilepsy, migraine, asthma, cancer, diabetes, psoriasis, lactose intolerance, celiac disease, diarrhea, constipation, daytime enuresis, encopresis) in a nationwide population of 9- and 12-year-old twins subdivided into those with and without indications of NDDs. Parents of 28,058 twins participated in a well-validated telephone interview regarding their children’s mental health and answered questions about their physical problems. The results indicate a high rate of physical problems in children with NDDs, particularly... (More)

With increasing numbers of children being diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) attention has been drawn to these children’s physical health. We aimed to identify the prevalence of defined physical problems (epilepsy, migraine, asthma, cancer, diabetes, psoriasis, lactose intolerance, celiac disease, diarrhea, constipation, daytime enuresis, encopresis) in a nationwide population of 9- and 12-year-old twins subdivided into those with and without indications of NDDs. Parents of 28,058 twins participated in a well-validated telephone interview regarding their children’s mental health and answered questions about their physical problems. The results indicate a high rate of physical problems in children with NDDs, particularly in those with indications of the presence of combinations of several NDDs.

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Learning disorder (LD), Neurodevelopmental disorders, Physical health, Twins
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Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
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49
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1
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83 - 95
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Springer
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0162-3257
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10.1007/s10803-018-3697-4
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English
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  author       = {Alabaf, Setareh and Gillberg, Christopher and Lundström, Sebastian and Lichtenstein, Paul and Kerekes, Nóra and Råstam, Maria and Anckarsäter, Henrik},
  issn         = {0162-3257},
  keyword      = {Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),Autism spectrum disorder (ASD),Learning disorder (LD),Neurodevelopmental disorders,Physical health,Twins},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {83--95},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  title        = {Physical health in children with neurodevelopmental disorders},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3697-4},
  volume       = {49},
  year         = {2019},
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