A child with severe head banging

N. Granana, R. F. Tuchman, M. J. Painter

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We present a 7-year-old boy with a developmental disorder presenting with severe head banging. Clinical evolution was consistent with diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, stuttering, and Tourette's syndrome. This report emphasizes the overlap between developmental disorder phenotypes. There is a need to understand the natural history and relationship of specific symptoms that occur in developmental disorders to devise effective and appropriate intervention strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Pediatric Neurology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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Granana, N., Tuchman, R. F., & Painter, M. J. (1999). A child with severe head banging. Seminars in Pediatric Neurology, 6(3), 221-224. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1071-9091(99)80017-5