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Disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or adolescence...

1.1 Mental Retardation
317 Mild Mental Retardation
318.0 Moderate Mental Retardation
318.1 Severe Mental Retardation
318.2 Profound Mental Retardation
319 Mental Retardation, Severity Unspecified

1.2 Learning Disorders
Reading Disorder
315.1 Mathematics Disorder
315.2 Disorder of Written Expression
315.9 Learning Disorder NOS

1.3 Motor Skills Disorders
Developmental Coordination Disorder

1.4 Communication Disorders
Expressive Language Disorder
315.32 Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder
315.39 Phonological Disorder
307.0 Stuttering
307.9 Communication Disorder NOS

1.5 Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Autistic Disorder
299.80 Rett's Disorder
299.10 Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
299.80 Asperger’s Disorder
299.80 Pervasive Developmental Disorder NOS

1.6 Attention-Deficit And Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Combined Subtype
314.01 Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Subtype
314.00 Predominantly Inattentive Subtype
314.9 Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder NOS

Conduct Disorder
312.81 Childhood Onset
312.82 Adolescent Onset
312.89 Unspecified Onset

Oppositional Defiant Disorder
313.81 Oppositional Defiant Disorder
312.9 Disruptive Behavior Disorder NOS

1.7 Feeding and Eating Disorders of Infancy or Early Childhood
307.53 Rumination Disorder
307.59 Feeding Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood

1.8 Tic Disorders
Tourette’s Disorder
307.22 Chronic Motor or Vocal Tic Disorder
307.21 Transient Tic Disorder
307.20 Tic Disorder NOS

1.9 Elimination Disorders
Encopresis, With Constipation and Overflow Incontinence
Encopresis, Without Constipation and Overflow Incontinence

Enuresis (Not Due to a General Medical Condition)

1.10 Other Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescenece
Separation Anxiety Disorder
Selective Mutism
Reactive Attachment Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood
Stereotypic Movement Disorder

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Parenting Rebellious Teens

One day you wake up and find that life has changed forever. Instead of greeting you with a hug, your little boy rolls his eyes when you say "good morning" and shouts, "You're ruining my life!" You may think you've stepped into the Twilight Zone, but you've actually been thrust into your son's teen years.

During adolescence, teens start to break away from parents and become "their own person." Some talk back, ignore rules and slack off at school. Others may sneak out or break curfew. Still others experiment with alcohol, tobacco or drugs. So how can you tell the difference between normal teen rebellion versus dangerous behavior? And what's the best way for a parent to respond?

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Many families of defiant children live in a home that has become a battleground. In the beginning, the daily struggles can be expected. After all, we knew that problems would occur. Initially, stress can be so subtle that we lose sight of a war, which others do not realize is occurring. We honestly believe that we can work through the problems.

Outbursts, rages, and strife become a way of life (an emotionally unhealthy way of life). We set aside our own needs and focus on the needs of our children. But what does it cost us?

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The standard disciplinary techniques that are recommended for “typical” teenagers do not take into account the many issues facing teens with serious behavioral problems. Disrespect, anger, violent rages, self-injury, running away from home, school failure, hanging-out with the wrong crowd, drug abuse, theft, and legal problems are just some of the behaviors that parents of defiant teens will have to learn to control.

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