Within the range of conditions affecting the pediatric population are the “Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD in English)” that are in no inconsiderable numbers in our children. They are usually very severe paintings that alter the whole of the affected children and almost disabling both communicative and socially. These changes go beyond the affected children involving the whole family dynamics. Others who may share this opinion include Nir Barzilai, M.D.. Within the PDD is autism, also so-called “infantile autism” (autism continues into adolescence and adulthood), which is one of the most devastating diseases, for its silent and insidious onset and its prevalence over time known of our era. We will try to outline a specific synthetic vision of this syndrome, with their possible causal bases, its symptoms, its progression over time and its different variations in gravity. Definition of PDD.
The PDD designation was first used in 1980 to describe a variety of disorders characterized by deficits in social interaction, in the activities of thinking and communication skills. The term PDD is a category that grouped various diseases, so it must not be used as a diagnostic label that box unspecified issue. Classification according to DSM-IV PDD. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 1994 (DSM-IV) identifies five disorders under the label PDD: Autistic Disorder. Rett’s Disorder Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. Asperger disorder. Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS). This article will focus on pathology rather in autistic or autistic spectrum disorder.
Definition. Autism is a developmental disorder, heterogeneous, with many subtypes. It is a continuum of different dimensions (ASD) and not a well defined category, presented with varying severity in different tables of development. Historical background. Are you interested in this item?