Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS diagnosis at 16
My stepdaughter, who I have known since she 5 years old, was diagnosed with PDD-NOS about 5 months ago when she was 16 and had entered "brat camp" and while there had a psychological evaluation where this was diagnosed. Is that common for this to go so long undetected? I know she had some issues that caused me to wonder if she didn't have a mild case of Autism (to which her mother brushed off and felt insulted by my concern) and then I wondered if it wasn't a result of sexual abuse, but the evaluation clearly stated in the interview that there were no signs of sexual abuse (whew!).
Does anyone else have any experience with teens that have PDD-NOS? Brat camp failed in every respect. She doesn't live with us, she lives with her mom and mom and dad are contentious at best! I don't know how to deal with this or where to go or what to do. I would love to talk to anyone with experience with this disorder.