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(p. 406) Pervasive Developmental Disorders 

(p. 406) Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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(p. 406) Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Author(s):

Noha F. Minshawi

, Naomi B. Swiezy

, Stacie L. Pozdol

, Melissa Stuart

, and Christopher J. McDougle

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195332711.003.0025
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date: 12 December 2018

This chapter presents a broadoverview of pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), including autistic disorder, Asperger disorder, Rett disorder, and childhood disintegrative disorder, in adolescents and young adults. It includes information on the symptoms of PDD, a discussion of the etiology of PDDand the developmental trajectory of the disorders from childhood to adolescence, and a discussion of skill development and an overviewof behavioral and pharmacological treatments of the core and associated symptoms of PDD.

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