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Title: A study of the cognitive and psychological profile in 16 children with congenital or juvenile myotonic dystrophy
Authors: Steyaert, Jean ×
Umans, S
Willekens, Diane
Legius, Eric
Pijkels, Elly
de Die-Smulders, C
Van den Berghe, Herman
Fryns, Jean-Pierre #
Issue Date: Nov-1997
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Series Title: Clinical Genetics vol:52 issue:3 pages:135-41
Abstract: We report data on intelligence and on possibly associated psychopathology in 16 children and adolescents, between 7 and 18 years of age, with congenital or juvenile myotonic dystrophy. We found that all the subjects have an intelligence level below the population mean, four of them in the mentally retarded range. An unexpected number of subjects are in the clinical range on the Child Behavior Checklist. In nine of the 16 subjects, a child psychiatric diagnosis was found using a standardized psychiatric interview. The most frequent child psychiatric diagnosis was Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
ISSN: 0009-9163
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Genetics Section (-)
Research Group Psychiatry
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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