Medication and parent training in children with pervasive developmental disorders
and serious behavior problems: results from a randomized clinical trial.
In this study 113 medical students out of 157 correctly defined autism as a pervasive developmental disorder
that affects children's social communication and behavioural development.
Epidemiology of pervasive developmental disorders
. Pediatr Res 2009; 65:591-598.
The DSM-5 will include a section on autism spectrum disorder that includes Asperger's disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder
(not otherwise specified).
ASD, a category that includes autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder
, are characterized by difficulty with social interaction and communication, or repetitive behaviors.
There are three types of ASDs--Autistic Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder
(or Not Otherwise Specified).
Individuals who have intellectual impairments either in isolation or as part of another disability such as Down Syndrome, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder
, Mild Mental Retardation, Tourette Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Prader Willi Syndrome or others, and are 14 years old and above would be "really invaluable in helping us raise awareness of strategies medical students could use to enhance communication with these individuals", the school said.
Currently three main designations fall under the autism umbrella: classic autism, Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder
. In whatever form, autism harbors surprises and mysteries.
He had received a myriad of diagnoses including, psychotic disorder, delusional disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, mild mental retardation, obsessive/compulsive traits, and pervasive developmental disorder
In March 2007, his pediatrician noted that he had pervasive developmental disorder
(2) Autistic disorders include different syndromes identified by their characteristics and include Asperger's syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive developmental disorder
not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).
In a 2005 survey of the parents of 11,684 children enrolled in kindergarten through eighth grade, Guillermo Montes, PhD and Jill Halterman, MD, MPH of Children's Institute and the University of Rochester, both in Rochester, NY found 131 children were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (autism, pervasive developmental disorder
, or Asperger's syndrome) and 2,775 children were diagnosed with other disabilities.