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Pervasive Developmental Disorders

A group of disorders that are usually evident in the first years of life and are characterized by severe and pervasive impairment in several areas of development including social interaction skills, communication skills and/or the presence of stereotyped behavior, interests and activities. In general, children who have a type of PDD have difficulty in talking, playing with other children, and relating to others, including their family.

Taxonomy Code: YF-180.650

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