Often there is confusion concerning PDD-NOS and McDD.
In some locations the diagnose for McDD is made more
often than somewhere else.
It seems though that there is an important difference
between these two disorders and therefore it is also
important to know that parents and teachers as well,
need different information in such a case.
McDD has characteristics like seen in autism, but also
characteristics that are seen in anxiety disorders and
Although it is considered to be an autistic-like disorder
or PDD-NOS, with McDD'ers it is not a social problem
that is on the foreground but problems with the regulation
of emotions and thoughts.
People with PDD-NOS are in comparison with McDD-people
reasonable predictable. In PDD-NOS, the violent reacting
is better to foresee and to prevent because often it
has something to do with a change in routine and habits.
If you know how those people think, often you can recognise
the reason. They also calm down quickly.
With McDD'ers the behaviour is much more extreme. It
is a lot harder to predict when they are going to break
loose and to calm them down, don't even mind about prevention.
Anxiety and anger are the big problem in the behaviour
with McDD-people. They have absolutely no control about
the regulation of these emotions. Only soothing will
not help and if you keep questioning can even make things
worse. They need to be kept in reality as much as possible.
McDD'ers differ from autistic types in this matter that
they are more aggressive, have more anxiety, are more
psychotic in thinking, are more suspicious and show
more weird interactions, while people with autism are
more disturbed in their social interaction and communication
and are also more stereotyped and rigid in their behaviour.
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