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Related to developmental disabilities: developmental delay, Developmental disorders
developmental disabilities (DD),
n.pl the pathologic conditions that have their origin in the embryology and growth and development of an individual. DDs usually appear clinically before 18 years of age. The limitations of physiologic or mental function usually persist throughout life.
Patient discussion about developmental disabilities
Q. Is pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) or autism is fatal……what exactly it is……?
A. Autism is not fatal in its symptom and progression but it can become fatal as it does impair normal physiological function it CAN BE a fatal condition. It’s a group of illness which involves delays in the development of basic skills. It happens to children below age 3. It affects the child`s ability to communicate and interact. Autism affected children are also found to be mentally retarded.More discussions about developmental disabilities