Sentence Examples


  • Once a pervasive developmental disorder is diagnosed, the diagnosis must be narrowed to one of the five types, which is achieved by using pre-established DSM criteria that outline the key differences among the types.
  • The DSM IV makes a clear distinction between Aspergers and other pervasive developmental disorders in that the condition does not include the profound delays in communication and cognitive development.
  • The number comes from the APA's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), a periodically revised guidebook containing all of the mental health issues recognized by the APA.
  • Pervasive developmental disorders are diagnosed using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which provides criteria for physicians to diagnose the specific type.
  • The American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorder, Fourth Edition, Revised Text (DSM IV-TR), refers to atypical autism as PDD-NOS.
 

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