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Controlling Violence In Pdd Nos Child
Violence is described by the World Health Organization as the use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological ...Read more
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
Would you please help describe the usual reasons a child is diagnosed with pdd-nos instead of autism?
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
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
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