22q11 Deletion Syndrome and Multiple Complex Developmental Disorder: A Case Report

Valeria Scandurra, Maria R. Scordo, Roberto Canitano, Esther I. de Bruin

Abstract


22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (22q11 DS) is a multisystemic condition that may also include neuropsychiatric disorders. We present a case of a 15-year-old boy that was evaluated for social difficulties, and anxiety with the above genetic abnormality. Clinical features were rather complex as different neuropsychiatric symptoms emerged from assessment and clinical evaluation. As a result we propose that Multiple Complex Developmental Disorder (MCDD) would be the best fitting comprehensive diagnosis to be added to the DSM-IV category of Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified.




doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4021/jocmr1222w

Keywords


Autism; Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified Line; Genetics; 22q11 deletion syndrome; Multiple Complex Developmental Disorder

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