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Click HereAngelman Syndrome
Childhood Syndromes

Angelman Syndrome: Is an genetic syndrome characterized by severe motor and intellectual retardation, microcephaly (abnormally small head), ataxia, frequent jerky limb movements and flapping of the arms and hands, hypotonia (floppiness), hyperactivity, seizures, absence of speech, frequent smiling and outbursts of laughter, and an unusual facies (facial appearance) characterized by macrostomia (large mouth), a large jaw and open-mouthed expression, and a great propensity for protruding the tongue (tongue thrusting).

PsychNet-UK Angelman Syndrome Information Sheet - Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
 
Angelman Syndrome - Is a rare condition which used to be called the "happy puppet" syndrome because the children behave as though they are a "puppet-on-a-string". However, Angelman syndrome is the name used today. 3/5
Angelman Syndrome - Is a complex genetic disorder that affects the nervous system. Characteristic features of this condition include developmental delay or mental retardation, severe speech impairment, seizures, small head size (microcephaly), and problems with movement and balance (ataxia). 3/2
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ASSERT - Is a United Kingdom based support group. We are all volunteers who have direct contact with people with Angelman Syndrome. The majority of the trustee's are parents or relatives of children or adults with Angelman Syndrome. 4/5

Australian Angelman Syndrome Association - Was founded on March 20,1993 at a meeting held at the St. George Hospital, Kogarah, NSW. The meeting was organised by a group of three interested parents, two leading medical professionals and fourteen families attended. 3/5
   
Click Here Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CDLS) - ( Amsterdam Dwarf Syndrome ).
  Cornelia de Lange Syndrome: Is a syndrome with unknown causation but characterized by mental retardation, short stature, thick eyebrows and low hairline, and flat, spadelike hands with short tapering fingers. Ofter called Amsterdam Dwarf Syndrome.
  PsychNet-UK Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Information Sheet - Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
 
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation UK. 3/5
  Cornelia de Lange Syndrome - A Resource Site 3/5
  Cornelia de Lange Syndrome - Is a developmental disorder that affects many parts of the body. The features of this disorder vary widely among affected individuals and range from relatively mild to severe. 3/5

   
Click HereHydrocephalus
  Hydrocephalus: Is is an abnormal buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles of the brain. The fluid may be under increasing pressure and therefore may compress and damage the brain.
  PsychNet-UK Hydrocephalus Information Sheet - Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc.
  Hydrocephalus - By Jason D. Gumma 4/5
  Hydrocephalus - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment. 3/5
  The Hydrocephalus Association - The Hydrocephalus Association was founded in 1983. 3/5
 
NHS Choices - Hydrocephalus. 3/5
   
Click HereKleine-Levin Syndrome
  Kleine-Levin Syndrome: Is a rare condition which is characterized by excessive need for sleep, food, and sexual disinhibition. Mostly occurs in adolescent males, who when awake may be confused, irritable, and lethargic, and some have hallucinations. The cause is not known but believed to be inherited.
  PsychNet-UK Kleine Levin Syndrome Information Sheet - Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc
  Kleine-Levin Syndrome - Is a rare sleep disorder characterised by recurrent episodes of excessive sleep and altered behaviour. 3/5
  Kleine-Levin Syndrome - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment 3/5
  NINDS Kleine-Levin Syndrome Information Page 3/5
   
Click HereLandau Kleffner Syndrome
  Landau-Kleffner Syndrome: A disorder characterized by seizures which start in early childhood . The syndrome manifests in the sufferer losing skills, such as speech, may and develop behavior characteristic similat to autism.

  PsychNet-UK Landau Klenffner Syndrome Information Sheet - Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis et
 
Landau Kleffner Syndrome also known as 'Acquired Epileptic Aphasia in Childhood' - From Epilespy Action UK. 3/5
  Landau-Kleffner Syndrome - LKS or Infantile Acquired Aphasia. 3/5
  NINDS Landau-Kleffner Syndrome Information Page 3/5
   
Google Articles Google Scholarly Article on Childhood Syndromes - Click Here
Wikipedia Wikipedia - Childhood Syndromes - None
  See also PsychNet-UK's Birth Psychology - Click Here
  See also PsychNet-UK's Developmental Disorder in Childhood or Adolescence  - Click Here
Recommended Books    
Landau Kleffner Syndrome
Cornelia De Lange Syndrome
Angelman Syndrome

The Official Parent's Sourcebook on Landau-Kleffner Syndrome: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age (Paperback)

"Cornelia de Lange Syndrome - A Bibliography and Dictionary for Physicians, Patients, and Genome Researchers (Paperback)

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