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

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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