Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 37, Issue 6, pp 1181–1191

Multiple Complex Developmental Disorder Delineated from PDD-NOS

Authors

  • Esther I. de Bruin
    • Department of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryErasmus Medical Center Rotterdam/Sophia Children’s Hospital
  • Pieter F. A. de Nijs
    • Department of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryErasmus Medical Center Rotterdam/Sophia Children’s Hospital
  • Fop Verheij
    • Department of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryErasmus Medical Center Rotterdam/Sophia Children’s Hospital
  • Catharina A. Hartman
    • Department of PsychiatryUniversity Medical Center Groningen
    • Department of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryErasmus Medical Center Rotterdam/Sophia Children’s Hospital
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10803-006-0261-4

Cite this article as:
de Bruin, E.I., de Nijs, P.F.A., Verheij, F. et al. J Autism Dev Disord (2007) 37: 1181. doi:10.1007/s10803-006-0261-4

Abstract

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.

Keywords

MCDDPervasive developmental disordersPDD-NOSThought problems

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