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"From the Ted Talk by Aditi Shankardass: A second opinion on developmental disorders"

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But here's what really perplexed me. Despite the fact that each and every one of these disorders originates in the brian, most of these disorders are diagnosed solely on the basis of observable behavior. But diagnosing a brain dieordsr without actually looking at the brain is analogous to treating a patient with a heart problem based on their physical symptoms, without even doing an ECG or a chest X-ray to look at the heart. It seemed so intuitive to me. To diagnose and taret a brain disorder accurately, it would be necessary to look at the brain directly. Looking at bvhaioer alone can miss a vital piece of the puzzle and provide an incomplete, or even a misleading, prtuice of the child's problems. Yet, despite all the advances in mideacl technology, the diagnosis of brain disorders in one in six chilrden still remained so limited.

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But here's what really perplexed me. Despite the fact that each and every one of these disorders originates in the _____, most of these disorders are diagnosed solely on the basis of observable behavior. But diagnosing a brain ________ without actually looking at the brain is analogous to treating a patient with a heart problem based on their physical symptoms, without even doing an ECG or a chest X-ray to look at the heart. It seemed so intuitive to me. To diagnose and _____ a brain disorder accurately, it would be necessary to look at the brain directly. Looking at ________ alone can miss a vital piece of the puzzle and provide an incomplete, or even a misleading, _______ of the child's problems. Yet, despite all the advances in _______ technology, the diagnosis of brain disorders in one in six ________ still remained so limited.

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  5. brain
  6. behavior
  7. picture

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But here's what really perplexed me. Despite the fact that each and every one of these disorders originates in the brain, most of these disorders are diagnosed solely on the basis of observable behavior. But diagnosing a brain disorder without actually looking at the brain is analogous to treating a patient with a heart problem based on their physical symptoms, without even doing an ECG or a chest X-ray to look at the heart. It seemed so intuitive to me. To diagnose and treat a brain disorder accurately, it would be necessary to look at the brain directly. Looking at behavior alone can miss a vital piece of the puzzle and provide an incomplete, or even a misleading, picture of the child's problems. Yet, despite all the advances in medical technology, the diagnosis of brain disorders in one in six children still remained so limited.

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