Neuro-developmental disorders are impairments of the growth and development of the brain and/or central nervous system. This can result in social, emotional and/or cognitive difficulties.
Neuro-developmental disorders may include
These disorders generally occur from around pregnancy and birth, therefore are often first noticed in early childhood.
There is much debate currently around this topic. For most it is accepted that there are complex and multiple contributors including biological, psychosocial and environmental risk factors.
These experiences are wide-ranging depending on the individual but can include difficulties with:
We understand the complexity of challenges around individuals and families experiencing these disorders.
There are several ways we can help you and your family, starting with a consultation with one of our specialists.
In understanding your experiences better, and undertaking cognitive and other functional assessments with our specialist psychologists, more comprehensive diagnostic clarity can be achieved.
You can then consider the possible treatment options including:
Jannes is an experienced adult psychiatrist with a special interest in Evolutionary Psychiatry and Psychology as an explanatory model for mental health difficulties. He also is interested in Neuropsychiatry and Recovery-oriented practices.
Dennisa has expertise in the management of stress and stress related issues that begin in childhood.
Dr David Tan is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and paediatrician, which gives him an extensive understanding of the paediatric and mental health issues of children and young people.