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what is the difference between "pdd" and "add" in pre-schoolers?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Different disorders: Pdd refers to autism-like symptoms such as poor social skills, impaired language, and odd and unusual behaviors. Add refers to high impulsivity, high activity levels, and poor attention and focus. With toddlers, these symptoms can overlap and may require a specialist to sort out what is happening, but the treatments and course over time are quite different from each other.
Answered on Apr 10, 2016
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