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

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.
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.

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I want to know what is the difference between broad autism phenotype and pdd-nos?

Not a lot often. Pddnos is used in a situation where the symptoms of social, and or communication abn, and restricted range of behavior do not meet the criteria for ASD dx. Often only 1-2 categories of sx, not all 3. The new 2013 DX will erase the differences. Read more...

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

Asperger. Asperger is one of disorde known collectively as autism spectrum disorders, or pervasive developmental disorders. Read more...
Degree of Autism. Terminology in the diagnostic & statistical manual changes with new editions. Pervasive developmental disorders was a category title replaced by autistic spectrum disorders. Pdd-not otherwise specified is " some, but not all criteria of autism." bap is not listed. There will be one name soon: autistic disorder. Labels are for services & funding, & pdd-nos doesn't get much of either. Read more...
Specificity. The autism spectrum is an umbrella term that encompasses several disorders. Autism and Asperger's have relatively well defined pattern of emergence & features while the PDD-NOS group is the leftovers with many overlapping problems. Read more...

Is there a difference between high functioning autism and pdd-nos? My sons diagnosis changed to PDD after his 6 month checkup.

In truth, HFA has. Never been a separate diagnostic category. The dsm-v diagnosis autistic spectrum disorder includes autism, asperger syndrome & pdd-nos. Because core deficits exist in varying degrees in all people with autism, e.g., lack of theory of mind, + impaired facial recognition, social reciprocity, & social communication, all deserve appropriate behavioral, social & educational interventions. Read more...
Confusing question. I don't know of anyone in the specialty of pediatrics or developmental disabilities that would use either label after a checkup on a 6 month old. You may want to re-word your question to be more specific.Questions are not linked on the site so it needs to contain all relevant information. Read more...
Too early to be sure. It is much too early to be sure what pattern of behavior your child will ultimately develop. Discuss the situation with your pediatrician and get an opinion from an autism specialist. 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...

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...

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 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...