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Is PDD an autism spectrum disorder, if so, what does this mean?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
8 doctors agree
In brief: Terms are changing
For several decades, pdd (pervasive developmental disorder) was the broad term that included autism asperger's disorder, and several other rare but similar disorders.
Gradually, the term autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has gained favor, and the new manual appear to be doing away with pdd in favor of ASD as the broad term. Also, autism and asperger's disorder by go away as distinct diagnoses.

In brief: Terms are changing
For several decades, pdd (pervasive developmental disorder) was the broad term that included autism asperger's disorder, and several other rare but similar disorders.
Gradually, the term autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has gained favor, and the new manual appear to be doing away with pdd in favor of ASD as the broad term. Also, autism and asperger's disorder by go away as distinct diagnoses.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Pdd is an autistic spectrum disease because the affected person has difficulty reading social cues and relating properly to emotional content.
High functioning autistic spectrum individuals have language and can give dissertations on concrete subjects. Watch the film "temple grandin".

In brief: Yes
Pdd is an autistic spectrum disease because the affected person has difficulty reading social cues and relating properly to emotional content.
High functioning autistic spectrum individuals have language and can give dissertations on concrete subjects. Watch the film "temple grandin".
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Dr. Glen Elliott
The terms are changing. Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) has for the past 20 years or so been the umbrella term that includes autism, Asperger's Disorder, and several other rarer disorders that impair social interactions. Popular terminology has favored Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as the umbrella term. Changes are coming that probably will replace PDD with ASD.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: See Below
Pdd means pervasive developmental disorder. Sometimes is added nos not otherwise specified.
This is sometimes referred to as a catch-all category. It is the term used when a child has several features of ASD autism spectrum disorder, but not all the criteria to have the formal ASD diagnosis.

In brief: See Below
Pdd means pervasive developmental disorder. Sometimes is added nos not otherwise specified.
This is sometimes referred to as a catch-all category. It is the term used when a child has several features of ASD autism spectrum disorder, but not all the criteria to have the formal ASD diagnosis.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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