Inattentive

Behavioral Health


{"ops":[{"insert":"Diagnosis and reasoning"},{"insert":"\n","attributes":{"header":1}},{"insert":"Delayed speech is a common complaint, often causing significant stress to the affected families. Many such parents seek medical advice for their child after the age of two years.\n\nIn this case, the parents also complain of behavioral problems and social deficits. This raises concerns regarding autism spectrum disorder (ASD).\n\nThis child shows many signs typical of ASD. He has impaired social and communication skills in the form of avoidance of eye contact, preferring to play alone, and a joint attention defect (he cannot point to what he wants).\n \nFurthermore, he exhibits stereotyped behavior (flapping his hands), hypersensitivity to sensory input (staring at the ceiling lights), resistance to change, and fixated interests (i.e. becomes irritable when his toys are moved).\n \nAll these signs, along with the delayed development of speech, meet the diagnostic criteria for ASD according to the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5).\n\nSince the examination"}]}

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