Autism is one of a group of neurodevelopmental disorders known as pervasive developmental disorders, which are characterized by impaired communication, impaired social interaction, and restricted, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behaviors or interests. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are used to describe three of the five pervasive developmental disorders, including autistic disorder, Asperger disorder, and a third category that includes pervasive developmental disorders that do not fit into the classic descriptions of developmental disorders.
After her child became a victim of harassment at school, anti-bullying advocate and educator Trudy Ludwig set out to show parents and a kids that bullying is not a rite of passage.
Pervasive Developmental Disorders typically manifest during the first few years of life and can cause significant delays in communication, growth, and mental development.
Aggressive behavior can be disruptive and sometimes violent. Understanding the causes of violent or aggressive behavior can offer solutions on how to deal with it.
Anxiety disorders that cause obsessive or compulsive behaviors don't have to rule your life. Medications and therapies can help reduce stress and help you avoid triggers.