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Can you be diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder by psychologist?

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Dr. Kalyn Diamond
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Yes

A child psychologist trained in the assessment of autism spectrum disorders can diagnose and treat pervasive developmental disorder.
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Dr. Kalyn Diamond
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Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD & Autism
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and other MD

Pervasive Developmental Disorder is part of a bigger spectrum of Developmental Disorders which include Autism. Classifications/coding is changing and most children will fall under Autism Spectrum Disorder.
These are NOT diagnosed with lab work, MRI or EEG but direct observation of behaviors and screens or historical review of behaviors. Any MD or psychologist properly trained can diagnose.

In brief: Yes and other MD

Pervasive Developmental Disorder is part of a bigger spectrum of Developmental Disorders which include Autism. Classifications/coding is changing and most children will fall under Autism Spectrum Disorder.
These are NOT diagnosed with lab work, MRI or EEG but direct observation of behaviors and screens or historical review of behaviors. Any MD or psychologist properly trained can diagnose.
Dr. Lisa Rankin
Dr. Lisa Rankin
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