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Assessment and Treatment of Autistic and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders 

Assessment and Treatment of Autistic and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Assessment and Treatment of Autistic and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Author(s):

Christopher J. McDougle

and David J. Posey

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780195398212.003.0038
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date: 20 October 2020

"Chapter 38 defines the five subtypes of PDD included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSMIV-TR) (American Psychiatric Association 2000) and discusses the differential diagnosis of PDDs, followed by aspects of clinical assessment and evaluation, measurement of symptom severity and change, reviews the results from drug treatment studies, with a focus on more recent controlled trials, and presents ideas for future directions of research ."

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