Self-injurious behavior, self-restraint, and compulsive behaviors in Cornelia de Lange syndrome

Title

Self-injurious behavior, self-restraint, and compulsive behaviors in Cornelia de Lange syndrome

Creator

Hyman P; Oliver C; Hall S

Publisher

American Journal of Mental Retardation

Date

2002

Subject

Male; Child; Humans; Adult; Adolescent; Female; Child Preschool; Infant; Compulsive Behavior; De Lange Syndrome/px [Psychology]; Restraint Physical/px [Psychology]; Self-Injurious Behavior/px [Psychology]; behavioral problems; De Lange syndrome; trajectory; characteristics; self-injurious behavior; self-restraint

Description

Researchers have argued that individuals who show self-restraint are more likely to show self-injurious behavior (SIB) that is compulsive. Self-injurious behavior, self-restraint, and compulsive behaviors have been described as features of Cornelia de Lange syndrome. We examined whether individuals with this syndrome displaying SIB and self-restraint exhibit more compulsive behaviors than do those without SIB and self-restraint. Main caregivers of individuals with the syndrome completed questionnaires. A significant association was found between SIB and self-restraint, and those displaying both behaviors displayed significantly more compulsions than did those not exhibiting them. Findings extend the compulsive behavior theory and highlight areas for further research.

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Citation

Hyman P; Oliver C; Hall S, “Self-injurious behavior, self-restraint, and compulsive behaviors in Cornelia de Lange syndrome,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 1, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16690.

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