Author: Andrew Levitas, M.D., Medical Director, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Elaine Elenewski, RN, MA, Nurse-Practitioner, Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry; George McCandless, RN, MSN, Nursepractitioner: Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Developmental Disabilities Program, Department of Psychiatry, UMDNJ/SOM, Stratford, NJ, Cheryl Reid, MD, FAAP, FACMG, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, UMDNJ/RWJ, Camden, NJ
The phenotype is the list of physical characteristics associated with an inherited syndrome. This concept was extended in 1975 to include the behavioral phenotype, i.e. characteristic behaviors associated with particular inherited syndromes. With the publication of DSM-III-R and its symptom lists, it became possible to describe psychiatric phenotype: Psychiatric disorders occurring in frequent association with a mental retardation syndrome. Presenters will describe the psychiatric phenotypes and associated treatment peculiarities of: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Fragile-X Syndrome, Rubenstein-Taybi Syndrome, Downs Syndrome, and Phenylketonuria.
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