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What is the technical definition of pdd-nos (pervasive developmental disorder)?

What is the technical definition of pdd-nos (pervasive developmental disorder)?

PDD: Pdd means pervasive developmental disorder. It is no longer in use in the usa. It is part of the autism spectrum disorder, and should be referred to as an autism spectrum disorder. It is usually a less severe form than classic autism. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Autism spectrum disorder?

What is the definition or description of: Autism spectrum disorder?

Autism: ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum. ...Read more

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What is aspergers syndrome?

What is aspergers syndrome?

Aspergers is a mild: Form of autism. Autism is a disorder that interferes with a person's ability to communicate or relate to others whichs starts early in childhood. When people speak about the autistic spectrum they are speaking about a range of degrees from mild to severe autism. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Antisocial personality disorder?

What is the definition or description of: Antisocial personality disorder?

Meets needs of self : Lifelong condition that meets ones own needs but disregards the rights of others. May be harmful to others. ...Read more

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What causes pervasive developmental disorder pdd?

ASD: This is in the autistic spectrum and requires nutritional treatment. Call the autism research institute in san diego for referral to a defeat autism now doc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: narcissistic personality disorder?

What is the definition or description of: narcissistic personality disorder?

Narcissistic PD: Narcissistic personality d/o is a mental disorder with fixed and pervasive patterns of inner experience and outer behavior involving grandiosity, need for admiration, and lack of empathy for others. The person expects to be treated as superior, believes s/he is more special than others, and exploits others. Beneath all this lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest criticism. ...Read more

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What is pervasive developmental disorder (autism) like?

What is pervasive developmental disorder (autism) like?

Broad range disorder: This is a more descriptive label than a specific disease. It implys a disorder in developmental progress that extends to areas of thinking, communication, self help and possibly motor skills.It has shared the grouping of an autism spectrum disorder, but that is more a convenient tag than anything.Treatment is supportive & tends to focus on self help skills. ...Read more

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What is worse: aspergers syndrome, or high-functioning autism?

Comparison: Personally speaking , there is no comparison. They are both special in their own ways. Both need lot of support and understanding. And sometimes they will surprise you with their normality! ...Read more

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What is asperger's syndrome?

ASD: Asperger's syndrome falls into autistic spectrum disorder. It does not have language and cognitive delays. There are more social interaction problems, cognitive behavior therapy can help you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: avoidant personality disorder?

Feeling inferior: Feelings of inferiority and inadequacy are the hallmarks of apd. These feeling usually give rise to pervasive difficulties around social situations, receiving negative feedback from others, and taking personal risks. People suffering from apd usually tend to view themselves as unlikable and subordinate to others, making most social contexts significantly stressful and even frightening. ...Read more

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How is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder defined?

How is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder defined?

ADHD: The criteria can be more objectively measured by using the asrs - a widely available instrument. It is suspected when students underachieve - perform worse than iq/achievement testing would suggest or are inconsistent. The impact can be evident at home with poorer self-esteem and rejection - by parents and friends. Heightened impulsvity, hyperactivity, fidgetiness, and disruptiveness are typical. ...Read more

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What is pervasive developmental disorder?

What is pervasive developmental disorder?

PDD: Pervasive developmental disorder is a label/diagnosis given to those with some but not all of the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder. It reflects a less severe disorder. It is used for significant impairment in development of reciprocal social interaction or communication skills or when stereotyped behaviors, interests & activities are present. ...Read more

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What is pervasive developmental disorder?

A form of autism: Pervasive developmental disorders are now referred to as one classification: autism spectrum disorder. This is a disorder that affects an individual's ability to function well in social situations. This includes trouble with conversation, making and keeping friends, and reading social cues. It can be accompanied by a variety of other behaviors. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: histrionic personality disorder?

What is the definition or description of: histrionic personality disorder?

Histrionic: They are high functioning people who have good social skills, but they use those skills to manipulate people & become the center of attention. They dramatize & exagerate their difficulties. They seek constant reassurance & approval, are sensitive to criticism, show exhibitionistic & seductive behaviors, have low frustration tolerance, & they are more prone to depression. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Asperger's syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Asperger's syndrome?

My post years ago: Asperger’s Syndrome is a term used when a child or adult has some features of autism but may not have the full blown clinical picture. There is some disagreement about where it fits in the PDD spectrum. A few people with Asperger’s syndrome are very successful and until recently were not diagnosed with anything but were seen as brilliant, eccentric, absent minded, socially inept, and a little awkward physically. Although the criteria state no significant delay in the development of language milestones, what you might see is a “different” way of using language. A child may have a wonderful vocabulary and even demonstrate hyperlexia but not truly understand the nuances of language and have difficulty with language pragmatics. Social pragmatics also tend be weak, leading the person to appear to be walking to the beat of a “different drum”. Motor dyspraxia can be reflected in a tendency to be clumsy. In social interaction, many people with Asperger’s syndrome demonstrate gaze avoidance and may actually turn away at the same moment as greeting another. The children I have known do desire interaction with others but have trouble knowing how to make it work. They are, however, able to learn social skills much like you or I would learn to play the piano. There is a general impression that Asperger’s syndrome carries with it superior intelligence and a tendency to become very interested in and preoccupied with a particular subject. Often this preoccupation leads to a specific career at which the adult is very successful. At younger ages, one might see the child being a bit more rigid and apprehensive about changes or about adhering to routines. This can lead to a consideration of OCD but it is not the same phenomenon. Many of the weaknesses can be remediated with specific types of therapy aimed at teaching social and pragmatic skills. Anxiety leading to significant rigidity can be also treated medically. Although it is harder, adults with Asperger’s can have relationships, families, happy and productive lives. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Borderline personality disorder?

BPD is the most: severe personality disorder, clinically, although it is rivaled by Antisocial Personality Disorder in society at large. BPD is characterized by a very fragile self-esteem, highly volatile interpersonal relationships and extreme mood and behaviors. This illness is often confused with bi-polar and drug intoxication states. Therapy takes a LONG time to be effective, if at all (CBT and DBT...) ...Read more

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What is aspergers?

What is aspergers?

Autism spectrum disorder: I found an excellent concise and very helpful explanation of asperger's at the following website.Asperger syndrome - national library of medicine www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov asperger syndrome is often considered a high functioning form of autism. It can lead to difficulty interacting socially, repeat behaviors, and clumsiness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: oppositional defiant disorder?

What is the definition or description of: oppositional defiant disorder?

Negative and defiant: The primary symptoms of odd include angry outbursts, deliberately annoying others, irritability, arguing with authority figures, blaming, and refusing to follow rules and expectations. For a child or adolescent to be diagnosed with odd, these emotional/ behavioral problems must cause significant difficulties in important areas of functioning, such as academics, community, and home life. ...Read more

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What is antisocial personality disorder?

There are several : Personality disorders (narcissistic, borderline, obsessive compulsive, sociopathic) with different sets of symptoms. The common denominator is that people with personality disorders are comfortable with their symptoms and do not think there is anything wrong with them. Therefore it is very hard to treat them. They have little desire to change, DBT can help if they are willing to try. ...Read more

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What is the difference between semantic pragmatic disorder and asbergers?

What is the difference between semantic pragmatic disorder and asbergers?

Similar: The pragmatic language deal is a possible component of asperger syndrome. It is not yet an officially recognized diagnosis. It involves the use of language to suit normal conversation, so a person can be most effective in communicating their needs. Kids with asperger d/o can have such problems.. http://www.autism.org.uk/about-autism/related-conditions/semantic-pragamtic-disorder.aspx. ...Read more