Developmental delay

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What is developmental delay?

Developmental delay describes a delay or impairment in development of language, visuospatial skills, and/or motor coordination that has been present from as early as it could be detected. Deficits may diminish as the child grows older, although certain deficits continue into adult life.

Common symptoms reported by people with developmental delay

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with developmental delay

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Stresam)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Outpatient Occupational Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
developmental delay (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Serax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with developmental delay, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with developmental delay

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
drunk feeling migraine headaches 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
stiffness in jaw tremor in hands
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Stresam)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Outpatient Occupational Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
developmental delay (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Serax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
increased need for sleep
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with developmental delay, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has developmental delay on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 28
20s 13
30s 10
40s 8
50s 1
60s 3
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 25
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 32
Female 33

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 33
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from developmental delay patients who have completed their condition history
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