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Pervasive Developmental Disorder
Asperger's Disorder - Asperger Syndrome is a neurobiological disorder
named after the Viennese physician, Hans Asperger, who in 1944 published a
research paper which described a pattern of behaviors in several young
boys who had normal intelligence and language development, but who also
exhibited autistic-like behaviors and marked deficiencies in social and
communication skills. Psychnet-UK.
eMedicine, Pervasive Developmental Disorder: Autism - Autism is a
condition presenting in early childhood characterized by marked
abnormalities in communication and social interactions and a restricted
and socially atypical range of interests.
eMedicine, Pervasive Developmental Disorder: Childhood Disintegration
Disorder - Childhood disintegrative disorder presents with a loss of
previously acquired language and social skills and results in persistent
delay in these areas. For example, a child previously able to speak in 2-
or 3-word phrases gradually or abruptly loses the ability to communicate
using words or uses only fragments.
HealthCentral - General Encyclopedia - Rett's disorder - Rett's
disorder is inherited as an X-linked trait. It affects only females. The
exact cause of the trait is unknown, but it has been linked with a
Pervasive Developmental Coordination Disorder - Pervasive
Developmental Disorders (PDD) refers to a group of disorders characterized
by delays in the development of multiple basic functions including
socialization and communication. Psychnet-UK.
Rett's Disorder - An inherited disorder that affects only females, the
syndrome causes mental retardation and developmental degeneration.
What is Asperger's Disorder? - Asperger's Disorder is a milder variant
of Autistic Disorder. Both Asperger's Disorder and Autistic Disorder are
in fact subgroups of a larger diagnostic category
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