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For the first time clinicians input was used and as a result the category of Pervasive Developmental Disorders was now a spectrum, as proposed by Wing in 1981.
Castellanos says another likely change will be to diagnose ADHD in a child who also has a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD).
In a comprehensive review of the use of psychostimulants in children with pervasive developmental disorders, (1) Abanilla et al.
HB 2918 defines pervasive developmental disorders as neurological conditions including autism, Asperger's syndrome, developmental disability or mental retardation, and developmental delay.
Pervasive developmental disorders range from autism to Asperger syndrome which causes no delay in sufferers' language ability.
Practice parameters for the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders.
Joan Fallon United States Patent 6,632,429 entitled Methods for Treating Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Autism is a spectrum disorder that encompasses many labeled disorders such as autism, pervasive developmental disorders, and Asperger syndrome (Jacobson, 2000).
Both ADD and ADHD fall into the broader category of disorders known as Pervasive Developmental disorders (PDD).
Handbook of autism and pervasive developmental disorders (2nd ed.
During this same time period, an epidemic of children diagnosed with learning disabilities, pervasive developmental disorders and autism has occurred.

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