pervasive developmental disorder

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per·va·sive de·vel·op·men·tal dis·or·der

any of a group of mental disorders of infancy, childhood, or adolescence characterized by distortions in the acquisition of the multiple basic psychological funtions necessary for the elaboration of social skills, language skills, and imagination; also characterized by restricted or stereotypical activities and interests.
See also: autistic disorder, Rett syndrome, Asperger 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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pervasive developmental disorder

Psychiatry A condition characterized by extreme distortions or delays in the development of socialization and communication
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per·va·sive de·vel·op·men·tal dis·or·der

(pĕr-vāsiv dĕ-velŏp-mentăl dis-ōrdĕr)
A class of mental disorders of infancy, childhood, or adolescence characterized by distortions in the development of the multiple basic psychological functions involved in the development of social skills and language.
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per·va·sive de·vel·op·men·tal dis·or·der

(pĕr-vāsiv dĕ-velŏp-mentăl dis-ōrdĕr)
Any of a group of mental disorders of infancy, childhood, or adolescence characterized by distortions in the acquisition of the multiple basic psychological funtions necessary for the elaboration of social skills, language skills, and imagination.
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Patient discussion about pervasive developmental disorder

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.

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