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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...

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...

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...

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...

What are the most common reasons a child is diagnosed with pdd-nos?

That's complicated. Pdd nos is diagnosed in children who have some signs of autism but not enough to qualify for a full diagnosis. For more information go to the following websites: nationalautismresources.Com, firstsigns.Org, and healthychildren.Org. 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 more...
Should do well. Pdd (pervasive developmental delay) describes a nonspecific delay in a wide range of developmental domains. It is not progressive by definition. A progressive entity would follow under a more specific lable/dx. With help & encouragement high functioning kids are often able to live independently as adults, hold productive positions and blend in with the masses. Read more...

Is it normal for someone with pdd-nos, to attempt or think about suicide?

Not Normally. Thoughts and acts of suicide are more commonly associated with depression and who need to be treated. It could be a side effect of some medications you are taking. Please speak with your friends, family or doctor about your thoughts immediately so you can get help. You can also call 1-800-442-hope or 911 if you need immediate help. Read more...
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...

What's the difference between autism phenotype and pdd-nos?

Not valid. There is no phenotype for either. They often have polymorphnisms (relatively minor changes in dna) that put them at greater risk for environmental stress, e.g. Vaccination, so it is not a strictly genetic disease.It is a combination of seperate factors. Read more...
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...

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...