Learning Objectives

5.1 Summarize the major brain and developmental changes in childhood and adolescence.

5.2 Discuss the theories of attachment and problematic attachment patterns.

5.3 Distinguish among the attachment disorders, conduct disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder and treatments.

5.4 Describe the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders.

5.5 Discuss the causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.

5.6 Define ADHD and discuss its prevalence, causes, and treatment.

5.7 Describe the characteristics of intellectual development disorder, its causes, and treatment.