Conclusions

Hardly any prevention studies have shown an unequivocal reduction in subsequent psychiatric disorder in childhood or adult life (or been designed to do so) in children who do not have disorders. But there is increasing evidence that long-term gains in mental health, psychosocial development, and social functioning can result from interventions that are selective, early, intensive, multimodal, persistent, and participative, and that involve outreach. The distinction between prevention and treatment is blurred. The contribution of treatment services to the reduction in population morbidity is beginning to be evaluated, but early signs are that it will come to a similar conclusion. Once effectiveness in limiting psychiatric morbidity in children is established, questions will follow as to whether adverse effects outweigh benefit and whether the financial cost is warranted compared with an alternative policy of increased expenditure on treatment services.

Funny Wiring Autism

Funny Wiring Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.

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