pervasive developmental disorder


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Related to pervasive developmental disorder: Childhood disintegrative disorder, Oppositional defiant disorder, PDD-NOS

pervasive developmental disorder

n. Abbr. PDD
Any of several disorders, including autism, that begin in childhood and are characterized by difficulties with social interaction and communication.
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Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Pathways to psychosis: A comparison of the pervasive developmental disorder subtype Multiple Complex Developmental Disorder and the At Risk Mental State'.
Pervasive developmental disorders in preschool children: confirmation of high prevalence, American J Psychiatry.
The DSM-5 will include a section on autism spectrum disorder that includes Asperger's disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder (not otherwise specified).
ASD, a category that includes autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, are characterized by difficulty with social interaction and communication, or repetitive behaviors.
There are three types of ASDs--Autistic Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (or Not Otherwise Specified).
Individuals who have intellectual impairments either in isolation or as part of another disability such as Down Syndrome, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Mild Mental Retardation, Tourette Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Prader Willi Syndrome or others, and are 14 years old and above would be "really invaluable in helping us raise awareness of strategies medical students could use to enhance communication with these individuals", the school said.
Currently three main designations fall under the autism umbrella: classic autism, Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder.
He had received a myriad of diagnoses including, psychotic disorder, delusional disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, mild mental retardation, obsessive/compulsive traits, and pervasive developmental disorder (Aspergers disorder).
42 NS Marital Discord 9 10 Economic Challenges 6 3 Child Care Challenges 4 5 Parental Psychopatology 10 6 PDDs: pervasive developmental disorder, DD: developmental delay DMD: deprivation/maltreatment disorder, RDSP: regulation disorders of sensory processing, NS: not significant Table 2.
Socially ostracized patients with social peculiarity, especially if coupled with [greater than or equal to]1 specific information processing and learning problems, frequently have mild residual difficulties that fall within the pervasive developmental disorder (autistic) spectrum.

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