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Multisystem Developmental Disorder in Children from 2 to 6 Years Old: A Three Years Follow-Up Study

This research studied children who had been diagnosed with Multisystem Developmental Disorder (MSDD) (NC, 2002) under the Diagnostic Classifications of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC: 0 - 3). They all showed, to a varying degree, difficulties in relating to others, play, affective interaction and severe delay in developing communication skills. Some studies have observed continuity in the diagnosis of autism during the first years of life. The objective of this study is to analyse the development of infants with MSDD whose diagnosis of autism was not confirmed. We also attempted to verify any possible psychomotor developmental differences based on, or related to, the severity and typology (B and C) of the MSDD. To enable us to do this we carried out a 3-year follow-up during which we assessed the infants (n = 15) and their parents. They are 2 - 4 years old. Results showed that type B children did present a greater impairment of psychomotor development in assessment tests. However, we did not observe any correlation between the degree of severity of the initial symptoms and later diagnoses. Conclusion: although our sample is small, we can conclude that there isn’t a clear evolution in the diagnosis, but we have found significant differences in the symptomatology between the type B and C

Psychology, 2014, vol. 5, núm. 7, p. 640-652

Scientific Research Publishing

Author: Pla Colomer, Ester
Galceran, Rosa M.
Casco Puga, Olga
Viñas i Poch, Ferran
Clara Buscató, Júlia
Date: 2014
Abstract: This research studied children who had been diagnosed with Multisystem Developmental Disorder (MSDD) (NC, 2002) under the Diagnostic Classifications of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC: 0 - 3). They all showed, to a varying degree, difficulties in relating to others, play, affective interaction and severe delay in developing communication skills. Some studies have observed continuity in the diagnosis of autism during the first years of life. The objective of this study is to analyse the development of infants with MSDD whose diagnosis of autism was not confirmed. We also attempted to verify any possible psychomotor developmental differences based on, or related to, the severity and typology (B and C) of the MSDD. To enable us to do this we carried out a 3-year follow-up during which we assessed the infants (n = 15) and their parents. They are 2 - 4 years old. Results showed that type B children did present a greater impairment of psychomotor development in assessment tests. However, we did not observe any correlation between the degree of severity of the initial symptoms and later diagnoses. Conclusion: although our sample is small, we can conclude that there isn’t a clear evolution in the diagnosis, but we have found significant differences in the symptomatology between the type B and C
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Citation: 028834
ISSN: 2152-7180 (versió paper)
2152-7199 (versió electrònic)
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/10512
Language: eng
Publisher: Scientific Research Publishing
Collection: Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/psych.2014.57076
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Is part of: Psychology, 2014, vol. 5, núm. 7, p. 640-652
Rights: Attribution 3.0 Spain
Rights URI: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
Subject: Trastorns del desenvolupament
Developmental disabilities
Autisme
Autism
Title: Multisystem Developmental Disorder in Children from 2 to 6 Years Old: A Three Years Follow-Up Study
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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