Information in the field of childhood development


Journal of Childhood & Developmental Disorders publishes original research articles of outstanding medical importance. We will consider manuscripts of any length; we encourage the submission of both substantial full-length bodies of work and shorter manuscripts that report novel findings that might be based on a more limited range of experiments.

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A neurodevelopmental disorder is described as genetic or acquired biological disability in the functioning of the brain that is responsible for the dysfunction in the child’s behaviour. It also affects the memory and ability to learn such as mental retardation, dyslexia, cerebral palsy and autism etc. It addresses the complexities of the of the central nervous system development in children. There are four major categories of these disorders which include: cognitive dysfunction, behavioural problems, motor dysfunction, and seizures. The neurodevelopmental behavioural disorder includes physical as well as functional abnormalities. The migration of neurons may be affected by exposure to x-ray radiation, alcohol or methylmercury.

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder occurs when part of chromosome 21 gets attached to another chromosome during the formation of reproductive cells. This results in trisomy of 21 meaning each cell in body has 3 copies of chromosome 21. This additional genetic material alters the course of development. Our Journal is successfully running volume 7 with a large number of viewers from around the world.

Children suffering from Down syndrome show certain features such as flat face, a short neck, slating eyes and small mouth. They also have small degree of intellectual disability. Varied level of changes is seen in the development of brain and body develops. Conduct Disorder refers to serious behavioural and emotional disorder that can occur in children and teenagers. Children and adolescent with conduct disorder have great difficulty in socializing and display disruptive and violent behaviour. The behaviour becomes uncommon when it is long-lasting and violates the rights of others. Some major factors involve child abuse or neglect, school failure, traumatic life experiences and brain damage. Many children show mood disorders, anxiety, learning problems along with conduct disorder symptoms.


Adria Jackson

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Journal of Childhood and Development Disorders

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