3 doctors weighed in:

How to know what is autism and the leads to of it?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD & Autism
2 doctors agree

In brief: Developmental dis.

It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that falls under the category of pervasive developmental disorders.
It's affects can be severe to mild which will impact when it is first recognized and diagnosed. There are usually deficits in speech/ language, sensory integration, social interactions and cognitive processing. Early diagnosis and therapeutic intervention is key to improving outcomes.

In brief: Developmental dis.

It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that falls under the category of pervasive developmental disorders.
It's affects can be severe to mild which will impact when it is first recognized and diagnosed. There are usually deficits in speech/ language, sensory integration, social interactions and cognitive processing. Early diagnosis and therapeutic intervention is key to improving outcomes.
Dr. Lisa Rankin
Dr. Lisa Rankin
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
My understanding however is that the term Pervasive Developmental Disorder is now out of favor, or at least no longer part of the DSM-5 (the diagnostic manual used by the health care industry). Nevertheless, Autism is pervasive in its developmental effects.
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
14 years in practice
852K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors