Lecture Notes for PSYC 3014 - Abnormal Psychology at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Class Note 3
Class:PSYC 3014 - Abnormal Psychology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2006
  • Social Impairment
  • Asperger's Disorder
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • Savant Syndrome
  • Age of Onset
  • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
  • Interaction
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Social Interaction
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Disorders of Childhood Chapter 15 1. Pervasive Developmental Disorders a. PDD = severe and pervasive impairment in several areas of development b. Also known as Autism Spectrum Disorders c. Reciprocal social interactions d. Communication skills e. Presence of stereotyped behavior, interests, or activities f. Symptoms present in first few years of life g. Often associated with Mental Retardation 2. Types of Pervasive Developmental Disorder’s a. Autistic Disorder b. Asperger’s Disorder c. Childhood Disintegrative Disorder d. Rett’s Disorder e. PDD not otherwise specified 3. Severe disorders with qualitative impairments in verbal and nonverbal communications and social interaction a. Do not include hallucinations or delusions b. This would render a diagnosis of schizophrenia 4. Autism a. Autism DSM-IV-TR Criteria i. 6 or more items required from 3 categories 1. Social impairment 2. Two items needed a. Impairments in communication 3. At least one item needed a. Restricted and repetitive and stereotyped patt...

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