pdd is pervasive development disorder. so that means he doesnt have pdd. so my advice to you is if you are unsure or dont know ask , and ask until you understand. trust me a primary doctor is not trying to help with any type of autistic diagnoses.
Ask for a detailed assessment / diagnosis report and understand what is the methodology used to make such a diagnosis (which doesn't make sense to me and obviously very confusing). What makes even less sense to me is handing out prescription along with a diagnosis. Do you own research.
when they give you a diagnoses of pdd/nos its usally because they cant pin point the excact problem. i am taking this in parent traing this week for aba for the reginol center.
i must have read it wrong when i said he didnt have it i thought thats what you had put but i did want you to know that if you dont understand something with your primary doctor DONT LEAVE UNTIL YOU DO i am going through changes with our doctor also, honestly they dont know much about atisum. they kinda throw it off to the school board. with the NO CHILD IS LEFT BEHIND. but i just wanted you to understand that when it comes to this you must make sure you completly understand what is said and dont leave until you do. pervasive devlopment dissorder is what they give you until they can run futher test . so its like a cructh so to say.of a diagnoses
In my opinion, either the doctor should not have told her that he has autism OR he/she should have given an actual diagnosis.
When Little Man was first evaluated they gave him diagnoses of "generalized anxiety disorder" "ADHD" and "rule out Aspergers syndrome". His official diagnoses after seeing the developmental pediatrician were "Asperger's Syndrome-an Autism Spectrum Disorder" (he still had to use DSM-IV because their coding hadn't been updated for DSM 5), "Anxiety Disorder, presumed, still under assessment, with features of Generalized Anxiety and Social Anxiety", and "Suspected - Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder". Basically, the ASD diagnosis is for sure, the anxiety diagnosis needs more clarification but is probably correct in some form and the ADHD diagnosis is a possibility but isn't for sure still.
Diagnostic language is often really tricky and sometimes doctors have to use certain qualifiers because of certain details or due to specific insurance requirements etc... but if that is the case they really should be much more clear with their patients in explaining why things are stated in the way that they are. I think many times they truly don't understand the confusion things like this can cause because they are so absorbed in their own world that they don't realize that the rest of us don't live there with them.
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