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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A doubleblind, placebo-controlled study of risperidone in adults with autistic disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders. Arch Gen Psychiatry.
Keeping this in view we strongly recommend that education on pervasive developmental disorders should become a part of five-year medical curriculum of MBBS.
Re-evaluating the incidence of pervasive developmental disorders: impact of elevated rates of detection through implementation of an integrated system of screening in Toyota, Japan.
Atsuko Kusanagi, a freelance writer, aimed to show in her book ''Boku wa papa wo korosu koto ni kimeta'' (I Decided to Kill Daddy) that the boy's behavior had been affected by physical abuse by his father and by a pervasive developmental disorder.
The terms pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) are now used to describe five distinct disorders (DSMIV-TR): (2)
We describe an individual with mild intellectual disability, pervasive developmental disorder, and childhood-onset epilepsy with primary generalized seizures.
It also accepted results of a psychiatric evaluation that found the man had a pervasive developmental disorder. The disorder refers to a group of disorders characterized by delayed development of multiple basic functions including socialization and communication.
Eaves and Ho (2004) provided a brief review of 12 studies that used various diagnostic tools, including (a) the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.; DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Association [APA], 1994), (b) the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (Lord, Rutter, & LeCouteur, 1994), (c) the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS; Schopler, Reichler, & Renner, 1988), (d) the Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT; Baron-Cohen, Allen, & Gillberg, 1992), and (e) the Pervasive Developmental Disorder Screening Test (PDDST; Siegal, 1996).
Intensive behavioral treatment for preschoolers with severe mental retardation and pervasive developmental disorder. American Journal of Mental Retardation.
at five he should be able to help I always say start them off early And five's quite old enough to be a big help to his mother he has a pervasive developmental disorder let's see yes it is mentioned here what is that?
At a recent meeting in Europe, the New Jersey researchers reported that one of the children conceived through cytoplasmic transfer has been diagnosed with "pervasive developmental disorder," a catch-all term for symptoms that range from mild delays in speech to autism.

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