PDD or Pervasive Developmental Disorder is a condition that involves developmental issues with basic skills. The most notable sign is an inability to socialize or communicate. The condition presents signs at an early age of 3 years. Symptoms include temper tantrums, difficulty in sleeping, aggressive behaviour and anxiety.
HOW IS PDD DIAGNOSED?
A Pediatric/General Physician diagnoses Pdd by performing a physical examination and blood tests.
HOW IS PDD TREATED?
Usually the treatment involves minimal uses of medicines except to treat a few serious symptoms. Such patients are given specialised behavioural therapy followed with training to help cope with these issues. Initial training and modification can help them to catch up in later life.
DID YOU KNOW?
The problem is identified by the age of 3 and there’s a chance that the child would cope well later. But in many cases, these kids never really recovered completely and thus they need special schooling and attention as compared to regular children.