The naturalistic follow-up of pervasive developmental disorders-not otherwise specified cases


KÖSE S. , Ocakoglu F. T. , Ocakoglu B. K. , Ozbaran B.

PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.27, no.3, pp.249-254, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/24750573.2017.1342754
  • Title of Journal : PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.249-254

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) are neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by deficits in social interactions, communication impairments, and the presence of restricted interests and stereotyped behaviours. The issue of diagnostic stability, course, and prognosis of PDDs is an increasing focus of research studies. The aim of this study is to evaluate the individuals who were previously diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorders-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) (one of the sub-diagnoses of PDDs) under age six years with respect to their current diagnoses.