Social and behavioral problems of children with agenesis of the corpus callosum

Title

Social and behavioral problems of children with agenesis of the corpus callosum

Creator

Badaruddin D H; Andrews G L; Bolte S; Schilmoeller K J; Schilmoeller G; Paul L K; Brown W S

Publisher

Child Psychiatry and Human Development

Date

2007

Subject

Male; Surveys and Questionnaires; Child; Humans; Female; Child Preschool; Agenesis of Corpus Callosum; Social Behavior; Autistic Disorder/epidemiology; Child Behavior Disorders/epidemiology; alertness; behavioral; sleep disturbance; agenesis of the corpus callosum; trajectory; characteristics; attention; aggression; behavior

Description

Archival data from a survey of parent observations was used to determine the prevalence of social and behavioral problems in children with agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC). Parent observations were surveyed using the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) for 61 children with ACC who were selected from the archive based on criteria of motor development suggesting a relatively high general level of functioning. Younger children with ACC (ages 2-5) were rated as primarily having problems with sleep. Older children with ACC (ages 6-11) manifested problems in attention, social function, thought, and somatic complaints. The older children with ACC were also compared to CBCL data from 52 children with autism who were selected from a previous study. Children with ACC were generally less impaired than children with autism on nearly all scales, with significantly less severe problems in the areas of attention, anxiety/depression, social function, and unusual thoughts. A further questionnaire related to diagnostic criteria for autism indicated that some children with ACC had traits that are among those that contribute to the diagnosis of autism within the domains of social interaction and social communication, but fewer who manifest repetitive and restricted behaviors.

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Citation

Badaruddin D H; Andrews G L; Bolte S; Schilmoeller K J; Schilmoeller G; Paul L K; Brown W S, “Social and behavioral problems of children with agenesis of the corpus callosum,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 25, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16582.

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