pervasive developmental disorder

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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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The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Asperger syndrome (AS) as one of the autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or pervasive developmental disorders (PDD).
provides consultative and training services for educators and parents of children with a diagnosis of autism, pervasive developmental disorders, other developmental disabilities, and challenging behavioral difficulties.
6-fold increased risk for hospitalization for other psychiatric disorders, a grab-bag category that included anxiety disorders, dissociative disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, and personality disorders, according to Dr.
Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
6-fold increased risk for hospitalization for other psychiatric disorders, a grab bag category that included anxiety disorders, dissociative disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, and personality disorders, according to Dr.
Autistic Disorders (ADs) are neuro-developmental disorders in the category of pervasive developmental disorders chiefly described by three main deficits: 1) deviant communication, 2) impaired reciprocal social interaction, and 3) limited, repetitive and stereotypic patterns of behaviors or interests.
Disorders of mental retardation, specific development disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, and personality disorders resulting in long-term chronically compromised social/occupational functioning.
The syndromes within ASD include autism, Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorders and others.
Thus, the prior diagnoses falling under pervasive developmental disorders of autistic disorder, Asperger's syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD NOS) are now all called autism spectrum disorder.
Pervasive developmental disorders in preschool children: confirmation of high prevalence, American J Psychiatry.
Written by psychiatrists from the US and Turkey, who comment on the clinical implications of the scientific literature, the nine chapters cover developmental aspects of pediatric psychopharmacology, and the diagnosis, treatment, choice of medication, epidemiology, differential diagnosis, course and outcome, rationale and justification for psychopharmacological treatment, safety issues, and other aspects of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, disruptive behavior disorders and aggression, anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorders, autism and other pervasive developmental disorders, tic disorders, and early schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses.
Speaking on the occasion, Professor R Bhatti explained that Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are pervasive developmental disorders which manifest during infancy and early childhood.

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