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Moreover, the democratic process in some cases has been a disintegrative force when civil society is not prepared.
A comprehensive catalogue of such disintegrative patterns is not yet available, but the following are typical: when the argument moves from the issue to the personalities; when a colloquy between factions is marked by such "ego-statements" as "You're absolutely wrong," "I've had years of experience on this," "I know what I'm talking about," etc.
Each of the syndromes under the umbrella known as Autism Spectrum Disorders: Classic Autism, Asperger's Disorder; Rett's Disorder; Childhood Disintegrative Disorder; and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified are also described in detail.
Autistic disorder, sometimes called autism or classical ASD, is the most severe form of ASD, while other conditions along the spectrum include a milder form known as Asperger syndrome, and childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS).
Specialists in these disorders, as well as genetics, pharmacology, pathophysiology, neurology, neuroimaging, and other fields, from North America, Europe, and Japan, cover the history of autism; assessment; Asperger's syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified, childhood disintegrative disorder, and Rett syndrome; symptoms; causes; neuroanatomy and imaging; comorbidities; the role of the immune system; and traditional and alternative treatment approaches, including medication, complementary and alternative therapies, and behavioral, educational, and psychosocial treatments.
The most commonly known PDD is autism, with the remaining identified as Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, Asperger syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified.
In addition to autism, other PDDs include childhood disintegrative disorder, Rett syndrome, Asperger's syndrome, and atypical autism.
A conservative party would, above all, be a party of social conservatism: Its first concern would be protection of families and communities large and small from the disintegrative forces of modern life.
Key functional trends are both integrative and disintegrative, and, while international institutions can moderate global political strife, they cannot eliminate it.
From the disintegrative turmoil of The Confidence-Man, Melville looked to poetry for a different set of terms and forms within which he might recast his ineluctable dualities, and 'by envisioning the battle for union as the dialectic between head and heart transformed into a context between good and evil, order and chaos, [might be] able to invigorate his vision of the war with his own personal literary and individual concerns' (p.
There are indications that this process of politicization has had disintegrative effects on the syndicates, actions and internal cohesion.
Recent prevalence studies suggest that more than 1 million Americans are living with an autism spectrum disorder, such as Asperger Syndrome, Autistic Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD), Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) or Rett Syndrome.

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