ERIC Number: EJ627905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Emergence of Compulsive Behavior and Tantrums in Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome.
Dimitropoulos, A.; Feurer, I. D.; Butler, M. G.; Thompson, T.
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v106 n1 p39-51 Jan 2001
Analysis of questionnaires completed by parents of young children with either Prader-Willi syndrome (N=84), Down syndrome (N=56), or typically developing (N=86), found children with Prader-Willi exhibited more compulsions, skin-picking, and tantrums than did the other groups. Discriminant analysis identified two functions (developmental milestones and problematic behavior) that generally predicted group membership. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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