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Woedeaanvallen en agressief gedrag


Zit er een patroon in woedeuitbarstingen en agressief gedrag bij mensen met CdLS? Zijn er bepaalde medicijnen die deze cycli kunnen tegengaan?

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De woedeuitbarstingen en agressief gedrag komen inderdaad in cycli voor, en sommige psychiaters denken dat dit een bewijs is voor manische depressiviteit. Er is geen verschil tussen kinderen en ouders; soms komen de gedragsproblemen opeenvolgend, oftewel in ‘cycli’. Medicijnen voor manische depressiviteit werken echter lang niet in alle gevallen.

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Pain and Behaviour

As pain can easily remain unrecognised in a child with CdLS, all care providers should be aware of the different manifestations and the possible sources of pain. Specific tools to assess pain are recommended.


Self-injurious and aggressive behaviour

To identify the cause of self-injurious behaviour in individuals with CdLS, medical assessment, specifically looking for sources of pain, should be followed by behavioural assessment of self-restraint then functional analysis.
Treatment of self-injurious behaviour should include both medical and behavioural strategies.

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