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Down syndrome is commonly associated
with mild to moderate
intellectual disability. This may
developmental delays as well as other problems that
can make children, teens, and adults who have Down syndrome vulnerable to abuse,
injury, and other types of harm.
Depression and other mental health issues may also
help manage and prevent these types of problems by being aware and helping your
child learn how to avoid dangerous situations and maintain his or her
self-esteem. Know what to expect as your child with Down syndrome grows and
develops. Potential problems include:
Roizen NJ (2002). Medical care and monitoring for the
adolescent with Down syndrome. Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews, 13(2): 345–358.
July 20, 2011
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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