General temporal patterns

  1. Jonathan Williams and
  2. Peter Hill

Published Online: 20 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119977452.ch5

Handbook for the Assessment of Children's Behaviours, A

Handbook for the Assessment of Children's Behaviours, A

How to Cite

Williams, J. and Hill, P. (2012) General temporal patterns, in Handbook for the Assessment of Children's Behaviours, A, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119977452.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 18 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119975892

Online ISBN: 9781119977452



  • general temporal patterns;
  • periodic, or rhythmic behaviours;
  • invariant non-rhythmic behaviours;
  • repetitive speech;
  • OCD within autism;
  • sudden changes in emotion;
  • linking categories to mechanisms;
  • hyperactivity, for attention-seeking;
  • anxiety and agitated depression, causing inattention;
  • ADHD, and hyperactivity causes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Causelist 8: Periodic or rhythmic behaviours

  • Causelist 9: Invariant non-rhythmic behaviours

  • Causelist 10: Sudden changes in emotion

  • Causelist 11: Brief overwhelming states

  • Special Topic 2: Is this behaviour epileptic or not?

  • Causes of fits and fit-like episodes

  • Behaviours that often make parents wonder about epilepsy

  • Symptoms that should raise the question of epilepsy

  • Causelist 12: Crescendo of activity

  • Causelist 13: Hyperactivity, Impulsivity, Inattention

  • Special Topic 3: Is ADHD a useful diagnosis for this child?