Neurocognitive and Neurodevelopmental disorders
September 5, 2016
Dr. Marie Caesar
Neurocognitive and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Abnormal psychology studies the behavior and disorders deemed as not reasonable by societal standards. Neurodevelopmental disorders are disabilities that hinder brain function and affect the behavior, memory, or the cognitive ability of a child in areas such as learning, attention, and socializing (Butcher, 2014). Neurocognitive disorders are disabilities hat impair cognitive function due to changes in the brain caused by trauma, injury, or illness (Butcher, 2014). Identifying and understanding the causes, treatments, and symptoms in these disorders give a clearer understanding of the foundation of abnormal psychology. Cerebral palsy, a neurodevelopmental disorder explains the outcome of brain trauma from the womb throughout adulthood. Delirium, a neurocognitive disorder, explains how brain injury could potentially bring one to die. This paper looks at disorders from conception until death shedding light on the vitality of seeking proper treatment to allow for an individual live an ordinary life with a brain disorder.
Cerebral Palsy is a neurodevelopmental disorder marked by a group of permanent non-progressive disorders that impair motor function (Cerebral Palsy). The disease occurs in young children before, during, or after birth and commonly described as an impairment of movement and posture (Cerebral Palsy). Brain injury or malformation induce cerebral Palsy during development. During development, the brain may become injured. During prenatal development, the brain may experience a disturbance in cell migration not allowing the brain cells to get the appropriate placement to support necessary development for a healthy mind. The brain may also experience poor myelination of the nerve cell fibers leaving it more susceptible to injury as the protective covering decreases (Stem Law...