pervasive developmental disorder

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Brayson had been diagnosed with fragile X syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, impulse control disorder and dysphasia, according to records obtained by IndyStar. Marisa Kwiatkowski, Indianapolis Star, "Burns, broken bones, 11 warnings: The tragic death of Brayson Price," 31 May 2018 After three months and several tests, Ameera was eventually diagnosed with a form of autism called PDD (pervasive developmental disorders). Redbook, "We finally answer the question: What does a stay-at-home mom do? The reality is more complicated than you think.," 6 June 2016

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pervasive developmental disorder

noun
per·va·sive developmental disorder | \pər-ˈvā-siv-, -ziv- \

Medical Definition of pervasive developmental disorder 

: autism spectrum disorder Pervasive developmental disorder is the more serious, impairing a child's ability to develop cognitive, language, motor, social or imagination skills.— Lisa W. Foderaro, The New York Times, 7 Aug. 1994 Between 200,000 and 300,000 infants and toddlers are diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorders such as autism.The Orlando Sentinel, 9 May 1993 abbreviation PDD

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