Other Mental Conditions

Certain mental conditions we treat at Rathna Siddha Hospital

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that affects muscle movement, coordination, vision, hearing and sensation. Cerebral palsy is not a progressive condition. Available data suggest that 2-4 out of every 1000 infants are affected with Cerebral palsy or CP. Although cerebral palsy is a neurological condition, it does not necessarily affect the intelligence or cognitive ability of a person.

ADHD

ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a complex neuro developmental disorder. It is found to the most commonly occurring mental disorder in children. The symptoms of ADHD vary and sometimes may be unique for certain individuals. This can make it difficult to diagnose. But the most commonly reported symptom in hyperactivity. ADHD is more common among boys than girls.

Delayed Milestones

Developmental milestones are the behavioral or physical skills that infants and children develop as they grow up. There are set periods as to when children achieve these milestones. For example, an infant can lift its head by 3 months, sit with support by 6 months and walk perfectly by 2 years of age. It is normal that not all children achieve developmental milestones at the same time.

Down syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that is caused due to the presence of an extra chromosome, usually the 21st chromosome. The presence of an extra chromosome can cause developmental and physical changes in an individual. Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that is commonly manifested with intellectual disability and developmental delays.