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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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Not otherwise specified, as in diagnoses where there's symptoms of more than one disorder, for ...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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What is pdd-nos?

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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Does pdd-nos gradually disappear as a person gets older?

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