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What is the difference between asperger's and pdd-nos?

What is the difference between asperger's and pdd-nos?

Function: Aspergers tend to be academically bright and have social issues as they do not read emotional cues well. They do not have language issues. Pdd-nos or pervasive developmental delay can also have a wide range of dysfunction and as the name suggests have delays across the board. They can be similar or vary in how they manifest on the spectrum. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Lack Of Sense Of Smell (Definition)

Lack of sense of smell is a clinical finding in which a person lacks the ability to detect odors and likely also has impaired ability to taste. This can occur due to nerve injury, sinus or nasal ...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.

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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Is PDD / PDD-NOS Associated or Indirectly Caused by Lead, mercury And or Other heavy Metal Poisoning ?, Or is this just A Unproven Theory ?

Is PDD / PDD-NOS Associated or Indirectly Caused by Lead, mercury And or Other heavy Metal Poisoning ?, Or is this just A Unproven Theory ?

Caveat emptor: The illnesses known to be caused by lead and mercury in children are totally unlike pervasive develemental disorder / autism. There are fringe practitioners and crooked labs that will diagnose "heavy metal poisoning" in anyone and offer a host of unproven remedies. There are unknowns here, but don't let your caring or even a sense of guilt make your a target. ...Read more

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How can you treat pdd-nos?

How can you treat pdd-nos?

Social Skills: Most patients on the pdd spectrum suffer from communication and interpersonal skill issues. These are best addressed in a therapeutic social skills treatment group. If there are other symptoms such as anxiety or aggression, dofferent interventions may be required. Best to see a child psychiatrist or child behavioral specialist for an evaluation and recommendations. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: PDD-NOS?

What is the definition or description of: PDD-NOS?

PDD, NOS: a previous: diagnostic category. Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) described a group of disorders with delayed language development and deficits in social interaction. NOS refers to "Not Otherwise Specified" meaning a person's condition did not meet full criteria for a specific condition. We now refer to these disorders as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ...Read more

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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

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Is it normal for someone with pdd-nos, to attempt or think about suicide?

Is it normal for someone with pdd-nos, to attempt or think about suicide?

No: It is never "normal" to attempt suicide. If someone has a passive-dependent personality, one needs to get with someone who knows how to treat it. It's a word or diagnosis, not a sentence. Life is difficult enough without being trapped in self-defeating behaviors. The fact that you have written gives me hope that you know there is something better in life. Be brave and get the help you need. ...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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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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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

Dr. Adam Zuber
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Anosmia (Definition)

Anosmia is the lack of the ability to smell. Because the sense of smell is important to fully tasting food, it may be misinterpreted by a loss of the sense ...Read more


Nos (Definition)

Not otherwise specified, as in diagnoses where there's symptoms of more than one disorder, for ...Read more