pervasive developmental disorder


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

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.

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.

pervasive developmental disorder

Psychiatry A condition characterized by extreme distortions or delays in the development of socialization and communication

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.

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.

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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Seizure control had only a limited effect on patients with mental decline, psychosis, pervasive developmental disorder, or attention disorders.
House Bill 2918, which requires insurance companies to cover certain kinds of treatment for pervasive developmental disorders, awaits the governor's signa- ture.
Friedman compared magnetic resonance images from 45 children with autism or pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and from 14 children with other types of developmental delays (DD) with images from 26 typically developing (TD) children.
Each of the syndromes under the umbrella known as Autism Spectrum Disorders: Classic Autism, Asperger's Disorder; Rett's Disorder; Childhood Disintegrative Disorder; and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified are also described in detail.
After an overview of the various disorders, such as autistic disorder, Asperger syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified, it covers causes and risk factors; symptoms, assessment, identification, diagnosis, and early interventions; associated conditions like communication difficulties, epilepsy, non-verbal learning disability, and genetic disorders; evidence-based behavior, communication, and biomedical interventions; educational guidelines; and living with autism and transitioning to adulthood, including housing and employment.
Developmental delay, including pervasive developmental disorder, language disorder, and autism, was seen in 10.
Although specifically written to address the needs of young children with poor coordination in the presence of otherwise normal development, or associated with certain developmental disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyspraxia, autism, and pervasive developmental disorder, some of the suggestions may also be helpful for children with more significant developmental problems such as cerebral palsy or mental retardation.
DSM-Iii R replaced the category of infantile autism with autistic disorder, removed the category of childhood-onset pervasive developmental disorder and extended the age of onset to 36 months.
Of the 58 (34%) children flagged by the test, 39 had autism or another pervasive developmental disorder, and the remainder had some type of developmental disorder, such as mental retardation.
The therapeutic preschool program provides special education and programming to children with autism, pervasive developmental disorder, developmental delays, severe behavioral and emotional problems, multiple learning problems and other related disorders.
Although there is no epidemic, autism, Asperger's disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified are more common than previously believed and are an important public health issue.
Other factors in the increasing prevalence of autism include wider recognition of a milder phenotype of autism, and the fact that siblings of autistic children who might once have been diagnosed with a langnage disorder are increasingly likely to be diagnosed instead with pervasive developmental disorder.

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