ERIC Number: EJ767555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Multiple Complex Developmental Disorder Delineated from PDD-NOS
de Bruin, Esther I.; de Nijs, Pieter F. A.; Verheij, Fop; Hartman, Catharina A.; Ferdinand, Robert F.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v37 n6 p1181-1191 Jul 2007
The objective of this study was to identify behavioral differences between children with multiple complex developmental disorder (MCDD) and those with pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). Twenty-five children (6-12 years) with MCDD and 86 children with PDD-NOS were compared with respect to psychiatric co-morbidity, psychotic thought problems and social contact problems using the child behavior checklist/4-18, the Dutch version of the diagnostic interview schedule for children-Version IV, the child and adolescent functional assessment scale, and the autism diagnostic observation schedule-generic. MCDD was associated with anxiety disorders, disruptive behavior, and psychotic thought problems. PDD-NOS was associated with deficits in social contact. MCDD differs from autistic disorder, and can also be delineated from PDD-NOS.
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Child Behavior, Anxiety, Autism, Differences, Comparative Analysis, Antisocial Behavior, Psychosis, Interpersonal Relationship
Springer. 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013. Tel: 800-777-4643; Tel: 212-460-1500; Fax: 212-348-4505; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.springerlink.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children; Child Behavior Checklist