Pervasive Developmental Disorder
The diagnostic category of pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) refers to a group of disorders characterized by delays in the development of socialization and communication skills. Parents may note symptoms as early as infancy, although the typical age of onset is before 3 years of age.
Wiki Number: PW163
Diagnosis: Pervasive Development Disorder
Age Onset: Disorders not usually identified until age 3 by not meeting age-appropriate milestones in movement, speech and other areas.
Brain Area: Children are delayed in language, relating to people, how they play with toys, changes in routines or surroundings, repetitive
Symptoms: body movements or behavior patterns, difficulty regulating behaviors and emotions, inability to cuddle or be comforted.
Progression: Two general classifications are Autism Spectrum Disorder and Pervasive Development Disorder
Causes: Vary by specific child and her or his disorder.
Medications: Vary by specific child and her or his disorder.
Therapies: Vary by specific child and her or his disorder.
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- Oxytocin for Autism Spectrum Disorder - Down, but Not Outby Daniel H Geschwind on October 13, 2021
- Children's Behavior and Maternal Parenting Stress in Young Children With Sex Chromosome Trisomiesby Alessandra Lorini on October 12, 2021
CONCLUSION: Although no significant behavioral issues emerged in the second year of life, the relationships found between children's behavioral profiles and maternal parenting stress highlight the importance of prenatal counseling and support groups for parents of children with SCTs. This might help them recognize the first signs of behavioral problems and become aware of their influence on parenting stress.
- How I explore autism spectrum disorder in a childby C Barrea on October 11, 2021
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental trouble characterized by deficits in communication and social interactions associated with restricted and repetitive behaviour, interests and activities. Given the heterogeneity of the disorder and the absence of biomarker, its diagnostic approach must be comprehensive and multidisciplinary, according to international classifications. The aetiology of ASDs remains mostly unknown and results from a multifactorial model. This document...
- Referral patterns to outpatient child and adolescent mental health services and factors associated with referrals being rejected. A cross-sectional observational studyby Anna Sofie Hansen on October 9, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: A high proportion of children with mental disorders have a repeated need for assessment by CAMHS. There is a need for future research on predictors of re-referral to outpatient services to identify potential targets for reducing re-referral rates as well as research on how to optimize service provision for children with a repeated need for assessment. General practitioners are the main gatekeepers to CAMHS and research on interventions to improve the referral process should be aimed...