Common Childhood Mental Disorder – Pervasive Developmental Disorders

February 22, 2014 | By

It seems particularly troubling to hear about childhood mental disorders. In some cases, the appearance of disorders in childhood can mean that they are particularly severe. In other cases, kids grow out of the worst of the condition eventually, and there is plenty of reason to be optimistic. Consider some common childhood mental disorders.

Pervasive Developmental Disorders – PDD is the general category under which conditions like autism get listed. Typically, PDD is used to refer to children who have mild symptoms. Autism might be used to refer to children who have more severe symptoms.

High-functioning and intelligent children with PDD or autism may never totally get cured, but they may go on to lead fairly normal lives. In more severe cases, the individual might need lifelong care and attention.

Scientists believe that PDD is caused by a combination of genetics and environmental factors, but they have not proven that there is one cause or if everybody who gets labelled with PDD actually has the same disorder.

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