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Congenital Anosmia 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
Is there a difference between high functioning autism and pdd-nos? My sons diagnosis changed to PDD after his 6 month checkup.
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child is 7 and he's been diagnosed with pdd-nos since he was 3. He has a lot of anger where anything will set him off. How can I prevent his anger?
His diagnosis will : Change in the dsm-v in may to autistic spectrum disorder . No matter the label, irritability & aggression can often be extinguished by behavioral therapy that identifies triggers & uses consistent consequences. Abilify (aripiprazole) & Risperdal are fda-approved & work in low doses.40-70% of kids with ASD also have adhd. Intuniv, used for adhd, often has a " mellowing" effect. Aba + meds may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5 yr old has pdd-nos and pica. Her wt is normal for her age + ht. She wants to eat all the time! every 40-50 minutes she asks to eat. Is this normal?
Not uncommon.: This behavior can be sensory seeking and not completely related to true hunger. If she puts other things like paper in her mouth or wants to chew on ice this is less likely related to hunger and iron deficiency should be evaluated. If she consumes manly carbohydrates there may be a problem with glucose regulation and she may actually be hungry. See your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Buy & read : To independence." if he says/ signs pee-pee, poo-poo & potty, " pulls his pants up & down, walks from room to room & feels a full bladder/rectum, calmly sit him on the potty whenever he squats & 15 minutes after dinner every night for 15 minutes. Prop his feet on a little looster, knees slightly flexed, & let him blow bubbles. "signing time's " rachel & elmo ipad apps can "call" as a reward. ...Read more
Would you please help describe the usual reasons a child is diagnosed with pdd-nos instead of autism?
What is the prognosis for a very high functioning, happy and communicative child diagnozed with PDD nos?
It's good: If PDD is progressive developmental delay, and you have a happy communicative child, don't let labels interfere with your enjoyment of your baby's growth and development! all kids develop at different rates, and even though some children develop outside of the bell shaped curve, the prognosis is good if you spend a lot of loving time with them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer