Physical health in children with neurodevelopmental disorders

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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 in those with indications of the presence of combinations of several NDDs.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Setareh Alabaf
  • Christopher Gillberg
  • Sebastian Lundström
  • Paul Lichtenstein
  • Nóra Kerekes
  • Maria Råstam
  • Henrik Anckarsäter
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Göteborgs universitet
  • Karolinska Institute
  • University College West
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Psykiatri
  • Pediatrik

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)83-95
TidskriftJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volym49
Utgivningsnummer1
Tidigt onlinedatum2018
StatusPublished - 2019 jan
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa