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Medicine For Pdd
I have a 26 year old son with down's syndrome (primary) and pdd. Recently he's having intermittent explosive episodes. What medicine would help him?
IED: Generally, ied, intermittent explosive disorder, is a syndrome with several causes. Your son has a condition prone to ied. Meds that help include beta blockers, anticonvulsants/mood stabilizers/ and antipsychotics or benzodiazepines. They all are effective in the right patient. Work with his md to figure out particular triggers, that will guide drug selection. Low blood sugar may be an issue, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PMS: This is an industry term for what most people call PMS or premenstrual syndrome - PDD (or pmdd) stands for premenstrual dysphoric disorder, which in all honesty is industry's way of creating a diagnosis for what most women feel prior to their menstrual cycle, and thus justify the selling of a drug to treat this condition. Sarafem, which is rebranded Prozac (fluoxetine) is marketed for this condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autism Spectrum DO: It is classified as pervasive developmental disorder, and includes asperger syndrome, autism, childhood disintegrative disorder & rett syndrome. It is characterized by social deficits, communication difficulties, stereotyped or repetitive behaviors or interests & sometimes cognitive delays. ...Read more
Different disorders: Pdd refers to autism-like symptoms such as poor social skills, impaired language, and odd and unusual behaviors. Add refers to high impulsivity, high activity levels, and poor attention and focus. With toddlers, these symptoms can overlap and may require a specialist to sort out what is happening, but the treatments and course over time are quite different from each other. ...Read more
PDD is no longer a: Diagnosis in the dsm-v, having been replaced by autistic spectrum disorder. Adhd usually presents as hyperactive/impulsive type in preschoolers, since attention span at that age can typically be as short as 3-4 minutes. Each is a categorical diagnosis based on a defined pattern of (usually disruptive) behavior. 40-70% of children with ASD have adhd ; require multimodal treatment to address both. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
On autism spectrum: Pdd is a diagnosis given when a person has autistic characteristics such as difficulty with social interaction, language comprehension problems, or sensory issues but does not meet criteria for a specific autistic spectrum disorder (asd). Consult an autism specialist to create personal behavior, family coping and educational strategies. More info @nimh, cdc, autism speaks websites for a start. ...Read more
Unfortunately, no: But there are treatments that can make big differences. Each child is different and might have very unique optimal function levels, but all can be helped. Here are links. - Hope you find good caring help. http://mental-health.emedtv.com/pdd/pdd-treatment.html http://www.learninglinks.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/LLIS-36_Austism-Disorders.pdf http://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/ ...Read more
Yes: Echolalia is normal in you infants and may occur in a few other disorders, mostly language delay, but it is especially common in autism and other forms of pdd. It can be both immediate (echoing back something just said) and delayed (echoing a word or phrase from an earlier time such as from a watching a movie. In some, it is quite elaborate, including not just words but tone and gestures too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me what you suggest if you don't have sad. I am also not sure if I have pdd, can you have both?
See psychiatrist: With these concerns, i suggest seeing a psychiatrist for a thorough evaluation rather than guessing at your symptoms. Yes, you can have more than one condition at a time. Follow your symptoms with your menstrual cycle for a time, to see if they vary accordingly. Also it's possible to have major depression rather than seasonal affective disorder. A psychiatrist could help you know for sure. ...Read more
My son will be 4 september 28th 2012 I have had him evaluated privatly and it appears that he has pdd. What should I do next is it a school that I need enroll him in or is there other evaluations I should try or dr I need to see for him I am a concerned p
PDD: Pdd refers to a group of disorders characterized by delays in development of socialization & communication skills.Early intervention including appropriate & specialized educational programs & support services plays a critical role in improving the outcome of individuals with pdd. See http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/pdd/pdd.Htm for more info, contacts, study trials, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Info processing pbms: There are 4 basic information processing abilities that develop during the 1st 3 yrs of life and gradually get elaborated until about age 7-8. If people have unrecognized and unaddressed problems in how they process information then the most common diagnosis for thier behavioral coping strategies is autism and or pdd, often problems in digestion also. ...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
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