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Old 10-22-2008, 02:35 PM   #1
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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.

Thanks!

 
Old 10-22-2008, 07:07 PM   #2
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Re: Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS diagnosis at 16

Hi Linda,
What is PDD-NOS?
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:57 AM   #3
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Re: Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS diagnosis at 16

Pervasive Development Disorder-not otherwise specified. It's a combination of Autism and Aspergers.

 
Old 10-26-2008, 07:43 PM   #4
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Re: Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS diagnosis at 16

HI,
wow!
Thanks for that,
regards, waratah

 
Old 11-04-2008, 03:01 AM   #5
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Re: Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS diagnosis at 16

I've heard of people not being diagnosed with PDD-NOS or Aspergers until they were in their 20's, 30's or even in their 50's! It's not uncommon if the person only has a very mild form as it may been seen as simply a weird behavioral trait, or the person may be thought of as just 'odd' or 'bratty', rather than something that actually has a name.

You could always trying searching for social/support groups for teens with PDD's in the area. It may be a good chance for her to meet others like her and learn more about her diagnosis.

 
Old 02-09-2010, 06:12 PM   #6
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Re: Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS diagnosis at 16

My 14 year old son has pdd-nos it is in the autism aspergers spectrum I have heard of it being diagnosed later in life.My son would also fail at brat camp. It seems to become more apperant the older he gets. His doctor did explain with him going through puberty his behaviors could become more extreme.If this is what your step-daughter has please remeber this is to a degree out of her control odd behaviors and social skills are part of it.

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