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what are the differences and/or similarities between asperger's and pdd?

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Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Same Cateogry: The term pdd (pervasive developmental disorder) is the name for what is often called autism or autistic disorder. Asperger's syndrome has some of the features of autism, but to a milder and less disabling extent.
Answered on May 14, 2014
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Dr. Frank Gaskill
23 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Aspergers: If you want an overview of aspergers watch this video! http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=g7ke5d_115e.
Answered on Mar 4, 2013

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
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Pdd,asperger: Pdd, pervasive developmental disorders is the umbrella-- under it there is subclassification 1-autism 2-asperger 3-pdd, not otherwise specified.
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Dr. Glen Elliott
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