Developmental language disorder

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What is developmental language disorder?

Developmental language impairment is a language disorder that can affect both expressive and receptive language.

Common symptoms reported by people with developmental language disorder

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 language disorder

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

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(NoDoz)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Bilateral Electroconvulsive Therapy ECT)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Powder City L-Theanine)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

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

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

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry mouth excessive thirst (polydipsia) 6 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NoDoz)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
chemical dependency
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1) fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
bad breath (halitosis) bad taste in mouth 5 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Bilateral Electroconvulsive Therapy ECT)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog confusion 11 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lithium Carbonate ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
acne breakout brain fog 5 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Powder City L-Theanine)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
acne breakout brain fog 4 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dissociation self injury or harm
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 3
30s 0
40s 1
50s 0
60s 0
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 0
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 4
Female 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6
Not Diagnosed 0

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