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What's the difference between broad autism phenotype, pdd-nos?

What's the difference between broad autism phenotype, pdd-nos?

Degree of Autism: Terminology in the diagnostic & statistical manual changes with new editions. Pervasive developmental disorders was a category title replaced by autistic spectrum disorders. Pdd-not otherwise specified is " some, but not all criteria of autism." bap is not listed. There will be one name soon: autistic disorder. Labels are for services & funding, & pdd-nos doesn't get much of either. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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What's the difference between autism phenotype and pdd-nos?

What's the difference between autism phenotype and pdd-nos?

Descriptors: The diagnosis for all who have lack of theory of mind, qualitative impairments in social communication & reciprocal interaction, & narrow, restricted areas of interest or stereotypical movements is autistic disorder in the dsm-v. Pdd-nos is the dsm-iv term for having some, but not all, symptoms of autism. Broader autism phenotype, not a diagnosis, is having even fewer. Vaccines don't cause autism. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between broad autism phenotype and pdd-nos?

I want to know what is the difference between broad autism phenotype and pdd-nos?

Not a lot often: Pddnos is used in a situation where the symptoms of social, and or communication abn, and restricted range of behavior do not meet the criteria for ASD dx. Often only 1-2 categories of sx, not all 3. The new 2013 DX will erase the differences. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between high functioning autism and pdd-nos? My sons diagnosis changed to PDD after his 6 month checkup.

Too early to be sure: It is much too early to be sure what pattern of behavior your child will ultimately develop. Discuss the situation with your pediatrician and get an opinion from an autism specialist. ...Read more

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5 yo son has pdd-nos, adhd, sleep issues are bad c/o leg pain & foot pain couple x a wk x 1-2mos. Growing? Rls?

5 yo son has pdd-nos, adhd,  sleep issues are bad c/o leg pain & foot pain couple x a wk x 1-2mos. Growing? Rls?

Leg pain: Have your child checked out by a podiatrist.He has leg pain because he has flat feet.It is nit growing pains. A podiatrist can fit your child with orthotics if necessary. ...Read more

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My son is 3 and has pdd-nos. He scripts from tv shows sometimes but uses it mostly in context. Is this considered echolalia?

My son is 3 and has pdd-nos. He scripts from tv shows sometimes but uses it mostly in context.  Is this considered echolalia?

PDD-NOS is an out-: dated diagnosis, now Autistic Spectrum Disorder 1 in the DSM-V. Scripting is delayed echolalia. Used to communicate needs, desires or feelings, it's a step toward social communication. An evaluation by your school district's Child Find Team should confer eligibility for Early Childhood Special Education. If possible, augment this with private ABA, Speech/Language & Occupational Therapies. ...Read more

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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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Is a pdd-nos patient susceptible to food allergies more than regular people are?

Is a pdd-nos patient susceptible to food allergies more than regular people are?

We don't know: Every alternative "healer" except most doctors who went to medical school - they call us allopathic physicians - seems to think so. We allopathic physicians prefer statistics to anecdote & are less convinced. I test every child with ppd-nos for food allergies whose parents request it & find it no more frequently than in kids without ppd. But there is nothing wrong in trying an elimination diet. ...Read more

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Does pdd-nos gradually disappear as a person gets older?

Does pdd-nos gradually disappear as a person gets older?

Often Improves: This depends on a lot of factors, but it is not unusual for some of the problems with pddnos to improve with age. In particular, the social awkwardness often imprves to the point that the person does not stand out from the crowd quite so much. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more