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.

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My child is 7 and he's been diagnosed with pdd-nos since he was 3. He has a lot of anger where anything will set him off. How can I prevent his anger?

Seeing a pro? I assume you are seeing a caring child psychiatrist. You have your hands full.Unfortunately, fits of anger in a child with pdd (and in many other children, too) can't reliably be prevented. They need to be handled in the best possible way. There are definitely methods for handling difficult children--and handling the very difficult emotions they arouse in us parents and professionals. Ask your doc. Read more...
His diagnosis will . Change in the dsm-v in may to autistic spectrum disorder . No matter the label, irritability & aggression can often be extinguished by behavioral therapy that identifies triggers & uses consistent consequences. Abilify (aripiprazole) & Risperdal are fda-approved & work in low doses.40-70% of kids with ASD also have adhd. Intuniv, used for adhd, often has a " mellowing" effect. Aba + meds may be needed. 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...

My 6 yr old was diagnosed with pdd-nos ADHD odd tics anxiety and expressive and receptive language disorder how do I deal with the melt downs?

Beyond diagnosis. Even more important than diagnosis is the treatment. You asked the most important question - and whoever gave you the long list of diagnoses need to also provide a treatment plan. You have to be informed, understand the treatment plan, which includes behavioral interventions that deal with the melt downs. Please schedule regular sessions with the person who gave you the diagnoses. Read more...
Combination approach. Programs for management would include medications such as stimulants and Amantadine, clonidine for the tics and anxiety and consult with a behavioral psychologist. A consultation with a speech and language therapist may help with the language difficulties. Read more...

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 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...