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 for developmental delay

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Compare treatments taken by people with developmental delay

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Who has developmental delay on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 23 say developmental delay is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 29
20s 14
30s 12
40s 5
50s 4
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 36
Female 34

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 34
Not Diagnosed 6

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