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Postby Guest » Sat Dec 20, 2003 9:53 pm

What is it and what are the symptoms?


Postby taran » Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:55 am

A Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) is the formal term used by mental health professionals for autistic spectrum disorders. These are disorders like autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and so on.

PDDNOS is a PDD that is "not otherwise specified."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pervasive_ ... l_disorder

the term PDD actually refers to a category of disorders and is not a diagnostic label. The appropriate diagnostic label to be used is PDDNOS--Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified--not PDD (the umbrella category under which PDDNOS is found).


Some don't like the label.


PDD is not a diagnosis. PDD is a category. PDDNOS is a diagnosis, but some find that questionable. PDDNOS is a catch-all diagnosis that refers to those with autistic-like symptoms (difficulties with language and relating to people), but still not fitting in a regular diagnosis within the PDD category.
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Postby sondadareas » Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:21 am

Hi Taran!

I hope here that I've found my forum at last!

Last year I researched my 12 yr old son's autism when I realized
I myself may have HFA or asperger's. My son is speechless &
seems not interested to learn sign-language but we are far apart
& I can't monitor his progress.

As I continue reading about PDD, HFA, & asperger's I now
think I am not any of these. Then I read about Phineas Gage
& I believe I'm like him!

I have most of the asperger's symptoms like being socially inept
or even rude, etc., but what's common with me & Gage, which is
absent in PDD/AS, is the disregard for the future! Unlike normal
people I don't care about the future. I have a terrible sense of
time. Before I used to think of this as coming from my faith in God
but now I'm afraid it's related to my brain!

A few days ago I read about frontotemporal dementia but this
one begins at age 40 I have been like this since I was young.

I just turned 56 & my being PDDNOS/Gage syndrome is getting
worst. I'm still chronically jobless- mainly because I'm the last
to be given gigs!- & I should be worrying about the future
because I have for young kids to feed! My 3 other kids are OK
but my only daughter have inherited my high emotionality; she
would cry at the slightest hurt of her feelings!

Peace from Sondadareas.
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Postby Kittygrrlhk » Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:08 am

I am 27 years old and have been diagnosed with PDD-NOS. I had lots of social and emotional problems growing up and went to lots of doctors but none of them could pinpoint what was wrong with me. I was only recently diagnosed with PDD-NOS.

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