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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 247283
  • - Research Article

Mental Health Services Use Predicted by Number of Mental Health Problems and Gender in a Total Population Study

Maj-Britt Posserud | Astri J. Lundervold
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 468402
  • - Research Article

Mental Health in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Does Screening Capture the Complexity?

H. M. Bjorgaas | I. Elgen | ... | M. Hysing
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 469594
  • - Research Article

Applying an ESSENCE Framework to Understanding Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD: Retrospective Parent Reports of Childhood Problems

Stephanie Plenty | Dag Heurlin | ... | Susanne Bejerot
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 947018
  • - Research Article

Language Delay Is Not Predictable from Available Risk Factors

Philip Wilson | Fiona McQuaige | ... | Alex McConnachie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 592371
  • - Clinical Study

Autism in the Faroe Islands: Diagnostic Stability from Childhood to Early Adult Life

Eva Kočovská | Eva Billstedt | ... | Christopher Gillberg
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 384745
  • - Research Article

Autism in Toddlers: Can Observation in Preschool Yield the Same Information as Autism Assessment in a Specialised Clinic?

Gunilla Westman Andersson | Carmela Miniscalco | ... | Christopher Gillberg
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