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What is PDD-NOS?

Pervasive developmental disorder–not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) has been described as “kind of like autism, but not meeting enough criteria to qualify for the autism diagnosis,” by multiple sources. Okay, so what does thatmean? It means that people with PDD-NOS display autistic-like symptoms (generally problems with communication and/or being intensely preoccupied with certain activities), but there may not be many symptoms or any severe ones.

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