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What are autism spectrum disorders?
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Dr. Glen Elliott answered
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Latest umbrella term: For decades, the broad term for disorders like autism has been pervasive developmental disorder (pdd). It included autism, asperger's disorders, and several other seemingly related disorders. For the past 10 years of so, ASD has become increasingly popular and probably will be the new umbrella term for autism and related disorders in the new diagnostic manual due out in a year or so.
Answered on Apr 13, 2016
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