Developmental Language Disorder – Boys Town National Research Hospital Web

Developmental Language Disorder – Boys Town National Research Hospital Web

DLD stands for Developmental Language Disorder. It’s a fairly common problem. It affects about 7% of the population and the term itself describes a difficulty learning to talk and understand language. The problem is often evident in early childhood but it follows you into adulthood. Even as young children these people can talk. They can…

The Boy Who Looks Like An Old Man

The Boy Who Looks Like An Old Man

COMM: 4-year-old Bayzid has an undiagnosed medical condition that leaves him looking more like an old man than a child. COMM: Recently doctors have identified medication they hope will ease Bayzid’s side effects. COMM: With no outside help or funding, it’s unclear whether the family can afford treatment. COMM: But the tenacious youngster doesn’t let…

Munchausen’s syndrome | NHS

Munchausen’s syndrome | NHS

Munchausen’s syndrome is a disorder characterised by the invention or fabrication of symptoms by a patient. The reasons why they do this are often not known to themselves, but the motivation of the fabrication is to acquire what we call the sick role. The term Munchausen’s syndrome has been replaced, really, by fabricated illness or…

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

[ ♪INTRO ] Back in the 1950s, a psychiatrist described a man who complained that his head felt “twice its normal size and as light as a feather.” He also occasionally felt like one of his limbs was missing. Around the same time, another middle-aged woman reported to a clinic that she felt that she…