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What are the chances that my child will have a developmental disorder?

What are the chances that my child will have a developmental disorder?

<1 %: According to cdc, autism rate is 1 in 150-500 children, more males than females. Mental retardation is 9.7 in 1000 children. Cerebral palsy is 2.8 in 1000 children. So chances are low, if your child is meeting all the development milestones. The chances are higher with prematurity, family history of development disorder, and if the child does not meet the development milestones. ...Read more

Dr. Cindy Juster
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Developmental Delay (Definition)

As children move along in age, they should also do so in developmental stages of motor, languag, and personal social areas. When these areas lag expectations, it is ...Read more


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What is pervasive developmental disorder?

What is pervasive developmental disorder?

PDD: Pervasive developmental disorder is a label/diagnosis given to those with some but not all the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder. It reflects a less severe disorder. It is used for significant impairment in development of reciprocal social interaction or communication skills or when stereotyped behaviors, interests & activities are present. ...Read more

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What's a pervasive developmental disorder?

What's a pervasive developmental disorder?

PDD: Pervasive developmental disorder is a label/diagnosis given to those with some but not all the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder. It reflects a less severe disorder. It is used for significant impairment in development of reciprocal social interaction or communication skills or when stereotyped behaviors, interests & activities are present. ...Read more

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What is pervasive developmental disorder?

What is pervasive developmental disorder?

A form of autism: Pervasive developmental disorders are now referred to as one classification: autism spectrum disorder. This is a disorder that affects an individual's ability to function well in social situations. This includes trouble with conversation, making and keeping friends, and reading social cues. It can be accompanied by a variety of other behaviors. ...Read more

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Pervasive developmental disorder, what is this?

It is an out-dated : Term for Autistic Spectrum Disorders, which are now " lumped" under one diagnosis in the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual V as Autistic Spectrum Disorder Levels I, II & III, depending on severity. ASD subsumes Asperger Syndrome & PDD-Not Otherwise Specified. Rett Syndrome & Childhood Disintegrative Disorder are no longer included because they differ in cause & clinical course. ...Read more

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What's high functioning pervasive developmental disorder?

ASD: This is in the autistic spectrum. Call the autistic research institute in san diego for referral to a defeat autism now physican. This is a biochemical disorder and the earlier treatment is started, the better. ...Read more

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Is autism a developmental disorder?

Is autism a developmental disorder?

Yes: Most parents are concerned by 18 months and most children are seen by age 2. ...Read more

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Why is schizophrenia considered as a developmental disorder?

Why is schizophrenia considered as a developmental disorder?

It's not: Schizophrenia is considered a psychotic disorder -- a different category entirely from developmental ones such as autism and pervasive developmental disorders, etc. ...Read more

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Pervasive developmental disorder for adults or kids?

Pervasive developmental disorder for adults or kids?

Autism specrum disor: Autism, autism spectrum disorders and pervasive developmental dirsorder all enompass identical group of neurodevelopmental disorders, initially described by dr. Leo kanner and hans Asperger in 1943 and 1944, respectively. They are epigenetic disorders, caused by submicroscopic deletion or duplication of genes, also called copy number variation cnv. The gene expression is suppressed by environment. ...Read more

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Know anything about pervasive developmental disorder?

Yes: I have treated many. This is in the autistic spectrum. Call the autism research institute in san diego for referral to a defeat autism now doc. It is treatable. ...Read more

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What is meant by pervasive developmental disorder in young people?

PDD: Pervasive developmental disorder is a label/diagnosis given to those with some but not all the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder. It reflects a less severe disorder. It is used for significant impairment in development of reciprocal social interaction or communication skills or when stereotyped behaviors, interests & activities are present. ...Read more

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Can you please explain to me what's high functioning pervasive developmental disorder?

Asperger syndrome: High functioning autism spectrum disorder, or Asperger syndrome' defined as having poor social skills but no speech problem and normal intelligence. I have a greal lecture on the impact of infants feeding methods and the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders. ...Read more

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What causes pervasive developmental disorder pdd?

ASD: This is in the autistic spectrum and requires nutritional treatment. Call the autism research institute in san diego for referral to a defeat autism now doc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if bpd is a developmental disorder rather than a personality disorder?

Can you tell me if bpd is a developmental disorder rather than a personality disorder?

BPD is a brain-based: Mental illness or psychiatric disorder, not a personality disorder. Each child of a parent with bpd has a 20% empiric chance of developing it. In some families with a clear pattern of autosomal dominant inheritance, each child of an affected individual has a 50% chance. An MRI study in adults show reduced frontal-lobe volume; one in kids showed "multi-dimensional impairment", as in schizophrenia. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son has been diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder, mild retardation/ what future for him?

My 5 year old son has been diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder, mild retardation/ what future for him?

Depends: The diagnosis of PPD covers a broad range of delays. Some children more severally delayed than others. The important thing is getting your child all the services that can help him achieve his best potential. He would benefit from an individual education plan, iep, in school. This plan can provide extra help in school. Possible physical therapy and occupational therapy, depending on delays. ...Read more

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What is pervasive developmental disorder (autism) like?

What is pervasive developmental disorder (autism) like?

Broad range disorder: This is a more descriptive label than a specific disease. It implys a disorder in developmental progress that extends to areas of thinking, communication, self-help and possibly motor skills. It has shared the grouping of an autism spectrum disorder, but that is a more convenient tag than anything. Treatment is supportive & tends to focus on self-help skills. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pervasive developmental disorder (pdd)?

What is the treatment for pervasive developmental disorder (pdd)?

Multi-Factored: The treatment for autism invovles a variety of approaches and disciplines. Diet, nutrition, and overall health are important. There is often benefit from a variety of therapies (behavioral, speech, and occupational therapies). School modifications and adjustments are needed. Medications are sometimes used to target specific behaviors that may cause problems, such as hyperactivity or mood problems. ...Read more

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Can someone with a pervasive developmental disorder have antisocial personality?

Can someone with a pervasive developmental disorder have antisocial personality?

Yes: Ppd, pervasive development order, covers a wide spectrum of disabilities including autism. People with autism, depending on the severity have social impairment. ...Read more

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Can you be diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder by psychologist?

Can you be diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder by psychologist?

Yes: A child psychologist trained in the assessment of autism spectrum disorders can diagnose and treat pervasive developmental disorder. ...Read more

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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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Autistic spectrum disorder the same as replace pervasive developmental disorder?

PDD: Pervasive developmental disorder is a label/diagnosis given to those with some but not all the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder. It reflects a less severe disorder. It is used for significant impairment in development of reciprocal social interaction or communication skills or when stereotyped behaviors, interests & activities are present. ...Read more

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Can someone with a pervasive developmental disorder have antisocial personality disorder, too?

Can someone with a pervasive developmental disorder have antisocial personality disorder, too?

Possible not likely: Antisocial personality disorder implies an intentional disregard for right and wrong as well as the feelings of others. There is purposeful manipulation of situations to serve their needs and complete indifference to their difficulty of others. Those with pdd-nos may not be social and may seem to not be empathetic to others and to only be concerned about self but not truly intentional. ...Read more

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What is global developmental delay disorder in a child?

Overall delay: Standardized tests like the differential abilities scales-ii that yield a general cognitive ability score and a special non-verbal composite test all developmental domains: cognition, receptive/ expressive communicatiion, social/adaptive and fine/ gross motor, plus how a child processes information presented verbally or visually. Gdd refers to significant overall delays in a child <6 years old. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between global developmental delay and pervasive developmental disorders?

Developmental delays: There is a difference between the two. GDD is a delay in two or more of language, motor, vision, thinking and social skills. Pervasive developmental delays describe a group of disorders, such as Autism and Asperger's, that describe primarily delays of socialization, imagination, and communication. ...Read more

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Is there a developmental delay in children with sickle cell disease?

Is there a developmental delay in children with sickle cell disease?

Possible: In childhood, 25 percent of children with sickle cell anemia have silent ischemic lesions that may impair neurocognitive function. ...Read more

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My son is 8 months old. He has global developmental delay. Hypotonia, Fluid retention and other issues. What genetic disorders could be linked to this?

My son is 8 months old. He has global developmental delay. Hypotonia, Fluid retention and other issues. What genetic disorders could be linked to this?

Too many to list...: Speak to your physician, specialists, and geneticist for clearer answers regarding whether they believe your son's issues are related to a genetic disorder. ...Read more

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What's a first noticeable developmental delay?

What's a first noticeable developmental delay?

Eye contact: The very first thing in development is that the infant will prefer to look at a face, notably the parent. If that dosen't happen by 2 months, there is a problem. ...Read more

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What is considered childhood developmental delay?

What is considered childhood developmental delay?

Slow milestones: Many books and brochures have expected milestones for children at specific ages. If your child is not meeting these expected milestones, there is concern. A thorough pediatric evaluation would be appropriate. Exact cause, outcome, and treatment should be discussed with your pediatrician. ...Read more