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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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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

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 ...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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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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What is the prognosis for a very high functioning, happy and communicative child diagnozed with PDD nos?

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 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 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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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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What is pdd-nos?

PDD: Pdd-nos stands for pervasive developmental disorder - not otherwise specified. In other words, this is a disorder that is characterized by symptoms that are similar to both autism and asperger's disorder, but a person does not meet the full criteria for either of those diagnoses. ...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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How can I get my almost 4 year old, PDD nos son potty trained?

How can I get my almost 4 year old, PDD nos son potty trained?

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

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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

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Is it possible that some people with pdd-nos also have add?

Is it possible that some people with pdd-nos also have add?

Yes: People with pddnos (autistic spectrum problems) commonly have symptoms of adhd that would benefit from treatment. ...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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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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My son has pdd-nos is 22 will zeldox help control obsessive behaviour i.E. Texting that is harassment and likely to end up in trouble with law?

My son has pdd-nos is 22 will zeldox help control obsessive behaviour i.E. Texting that is harassment and likely to end up in trouble with law?

Possibly: Zeldox is a member of a family of medications that have shown benefit for obsessive behavior. Speak to a psychiatrist about it and other medications used for OCD. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

A developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder negatively affecting a person's socialization, communication, and interests. It is usually detected in the first ...Read more