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Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Not Otherwise Specified)

Causes

There are many possible causes of the different forms of autism including Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified. For example, according to the Medical Research Council.

'Most researchers believe that ASDs have a variety of causes, perhaps all affecting the same brain systems, or impeding development through disruption of different abilities necessary for social and communicative development.Whether environmental factors interact with genetic susceptibility is as yet unclear.'

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Updated
27 Jun 2018