The Scientific World Journal

Early Symptomatic Syndromes Eliciting Neurodevelopmental Clinical Examinations


Publishing date
29 Mar 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
18 Jan 2013

1Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

2Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland


Early Symptomatic Syndromes Eliciting Neurodevelopmental Clinical Examinations

Description

Cooccurrence of childhood behavioural, emotional, and developmental problems and disorders—including autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, tic disorder, developmental coordination disorder, language disorder, intellectual developmental disorder, early onset affective disorders, and reactive attachment disorder—and sharing of symptoms across disorders (sometimes referred to as comorbidity) are the rule rather than the exception in child psychiatry and developmental pediatrics/medicine. The acronym ESSENCE refers to early symptomatic syndromes eliciting neurodevelopmental clinical examinations. The term was coined by Gillberg (2010) and covers the named disorders that present with symptoms in a wide variety of constellations and in overlapping developmental domains.

This special issue is dedicated to the broad field of neurodevelopmental disorders to highlight the intersection between child health, pediatrics, psychiatry, and neurology. We invite authors to contribute original research articles as well as review articles relating to the concept of ESSENCE that emphasizes the common cooccurrence, diagnostic (in)stability, shared genetic or epigenetic factors, common neural substrates of neurodevelopmental disorders, and the need to adopt a broad approach in assessments and intervention—so as to better capture the clinical picture and appropriate treatments of these public health problems. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Early diagnosis
  • Screening
  • Intervention
  • Prevalence studies
  • Outcome
  • Basic neuroscience (EEG, fMRI, neurochemistry, etc.)
  • Genetics

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.tswj.com/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.tswj.com/author/submit/psychiatry/essence/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 710570
  • - Editorial

Early Symptomatic Syndromes Eliciting Neurodevelopmental Clinical Examinations

Christopher Gillberg | Elisabeth Fernell | Helen Minnis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 716267
  • - Research Article

Autism in Preschoolers: Does Individual Clinician’s First Visit Diagnosis Agree with Final Comprehensive Diagnosis?

Gunilla Westman Andersson | Carmela Miniscalco | Christopher Gillberg
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 916178
  • - Review Article

Pain Sensitivity and Observer Perception of Pain in Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

C. S. Allely
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 158263
  • - Research Article

Autism, Processing Speed, and Adaptive Functioning in Preschool Children

Åsa Hedvall | Elisabeth Fernell | ... | Eva Billstedt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 416981
  • - Research Article

Self-Directedness and Cooperativeness, Psychosocial Dysfunction and Suffering in ESSENCE

Danilo Garcia | Henrik Anckarsäter | Sebastian Lundström
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 838042
  • - Clinical Study

A Feasibility Randomised Controlled Trial of the New Orleans Intervention for Infant Mental Health: A Study Protocol

Rachel Pritchett | Bridie Fitzpatrick | ... | Helen Minnis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 213979
  • - Research Article

Coexisting Disorders and Problems in Preschool Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Lotta Höglund Carlsson | Fritjof Norrelgen | ... | Elisabeth Fernell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 818157
  • - Research Article

Reactive Attachment Disorder in the General Population: A Hidden ESSENCE Disorder

Rachel Pritchett | Jennifer Pritchett | ... | Helen Minnis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 148468
  • - Review Article

Maltreatment-Associated Psychiatric Problems: An Example of Environmentally Triggered ESSENCE?

Helen Minnis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 315429
  • - Research Article

Eating Problems and Overlap with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders in a Nationwide Twin Study of 9- and 12-Year-Old Children

Maria Råstam | Jakob Täljemark | ... | Nóra Kerekes
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