Pervasive Developmental Disorders

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Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Pervasive development disorder (PDD) is a group of five disorders characterized by delays in development in areas like socialization and communication. The five groups of disorders are pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), autism, asperger syndrome, rett syndrome, and childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD). Since PDD contains five different disorders, PDD itself does not refer to a specific disorder. General symptoms of people with one of the five PDD disorders are difficulty using and understanding language, difficulty relating to other people (not making eye contact, no facial expressions), usual play with toys, difficulty changing a set routine, repetitive body movements and behavior patterns (hand flapping, hair twirling, foot tapping), not wanting to cuddle or be comforted, and frequent temper tantrums, anxiety, and aggression. Children are usually diagnosed with PDD around the age of three when parents and physicians notice the child does not show normal social behavior. Some medications can be used to help with behavioral problems, and small class sizes and one-on-one instruction can help with education. Talk with your doctor to find the best treatment for your child if he or she has been diagnosed with pervasive development disorder.

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Pervasive Developmental Disorders" for support, advocacy or research.

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CNS Foundation

CNS Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: - Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for the more than 14 million children living with some form of neurological disorder - Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology - Educate the public, and public officials, on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological disorder research

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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The Arc of East Central Iowa

The Arc of East Central Iowa empowers people with intellectual and related disabilities to engage in lifelong opportunities to live, learn, work and play with dignity, freedom and full inclusion in their communities.

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Pervasive Developmental Disorders" for support, advocacy or research.

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CNS Foundation

CNS Foundation's Mission is Three-fold: - Expedite scientific research to find treatments and cures for the more than 14 million children living with some form of neurological disorder - Provide families and health care professionals with up-to-date information and resources on the latest discoveries in pediatric neurology - Educate the public, and public officials, on the critical importance of funding pediatric neurological disorder research

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Last Updated: 12 Oct 2013

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The Arc of East Central Iowa

The Arc of East Central Iowa empowers people with intellectual and related disabilities to engage in lifelong opportunities to live, learn, work and play with dignity, freedom and full inclusion in their communities.

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Last Updated: 11 Apr 2013

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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Pervasive Developmental Disorders" returned 26 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Support provided by public health nurses to adolescents with pervasive developmental disorders and their families].
 

Author(s): Sachiko Shiokawa, Kumiko Kitamura, Tomoko Fujii, Toshihiko Ueda

Journal: Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi. 2013 ;60(11):705-14.

 

The objective of this study was to describe the process of support provided by public health nurses (PHNs) to adolescents with pervasive developmental disorders. The support given to the families of these adolescents was also examined.

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2014

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Inhibitory function and working memory in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and pervasive developmental disorders: does a continuous cognitive gradient explain ADHD and PDD traits?
 

Author(s): Akihito Takeuchi, Tatsuya Ogino, Kaoru Hanafusa, Teruko Morooka, Makio Oka, Takashi Yorifuji, Yoko Ohtsuka

Journal: Acta Med. Okayama. 2013 ;67(5):293-303.

 

To clarify the relationship between attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), we investigated the common features and differences of these disorders in neuropsychological profiles. The subjects were 4 groups of Japanese boys aged ...

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2013

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Quality of life of parents raising children with pervasive developmental disorders.
 

Author(s): Atsurou Yamada, Misuzu Kato, Miyoshi Suzuki, Masako Suzuki, Norio Watanabe, Tatsuo Akechi, Toshi A Furukawa

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It has been reported that parents of children with pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) face higher levels of stress. The aims of the present study were; (i) to evaluate the quality of life (QOL) of parents caring for their children with PDDs, and (ii) to explore the correlates of their QOL.

Last Updated: 19 Oct 2012

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The terms "Pervasive Developmental Disorders" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The molecular basis of cognitive deficits in pervasive developmental disorders.
 

Author(s): Aditi Bhattacharya, Eric Klann

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Persons with pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) exhibit a range of cognitive deficits that hamper their quality of life, including difficulties involving communication, sociability, and perspective-taking. In recent years, a variety of studies in mice that model genetic syndromes ...

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2012

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Global prevalence of autism and other pervasive developmental disorders.
 

Author(s): Mayada Elsabbagh, Gauri Divan, Yun-Joo Koh, Young Shin Kim, Shuaib Kauchali, Carlos MarcĂ­n, Cecilia Montiel-Nava, Vikram Patel, Cristiane S Paula, Chongying Wang, Mohammad Taghi Yasamy, Eric Fombonne

Journal: Autism Res. 2012 Jun;5(3):160-79.

 

We provide a systematic review of epidemiological surveys of autistic disorder and pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) worldwide. A secondary aim was to consider the possible impact of geographic, cultural/ethnic, and socioeconomic factors on prevalence estimates and on clinical ...

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2012

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[Non-autistic pervasive developmental disorders: Rett syndrome, disintegrative disorder and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified].
 

Author(s): Marcos T Mercadante, Rutger J Van der Gaag, Jose S Schwartzman

Journal: Rev Bras Psiquiatr. 2006 May;28 Suppl 1():S12-20.

 

The category "Pervasive Developmental Disorders" includes autistic disorder, Asperger's syndrome, Rett's syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and a residual category, named pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. In this review, Rett's syndrome and childhood ...

Last Updated: 22 Jun 2006

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Study of Aripiprazole in the Treatment of Pervasive Developmental Disorders
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pervasive Developmental Disorder

 

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2014

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Group Psychoeducational Program for Mothers of Children With High Functional Pervasive Developmental Disorders
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pervasive Developmental Disorder

 

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2011

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Guanfacine for the Treatment of Hyperactivity in Pervasive Developmental Disorder
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pervasive Development Disorders

 

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2013

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