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    Unhappy Not otherwise specified

    Googling the expression above I've found some useful results but I think that I still need some more clarifications.

    Here is the phrase which includes this expression:

    ASDs include autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder - not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS, including atypical autism), and Asperger disorder.


    Could anyone please explain the meaning of the phrase?

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    Re: Not otherwise specified

    It's a classification. There are different types of "pervasive development disorders." They have their own names and classifications. If the diagnosis is not specified as one of those, then you would classify it as "not otherwise specified."

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    #3

    Re: Not otherwise specified

    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post
    Googling the expression above I've found some useful results but I think that I still need some more clarifications.

    Here is the phrase which includes this expression:

    ASDs include autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder - not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS, including atypical autism), and Asperger disorder.


    Could anyone please explain the meaning of the phrase?
    ASDs include:
    1. autistic disorder
    2. pervasive development disorder
    3. not otherwise specified (A classification for a number of disorders)
    4. Asperger

    For the moment, don't concern yourself with the meanings, but look at the structure.

    The inventory in a modern automobile dealership includes:
    1. New automobiles
    2. Used automobiles
    3. Tires
    4. Items not otherwise specified (window washing fluids, music on CDs, GPS systems, and so on. These items are not the same as #1, #2, #3, or #5)
    5. Oil

    The "not otherwise specified" refers to those other items which do not constitute major items in the inventory of a dealership. In a similar way, the "not otherwise specified" refers to a series of disorders which, while important, do not affect a large number of people - they are like the items in the dealership, not major items which the dealership would stock or sell.

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    #4

    Re: Not otherwise specified

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    ASDs include:
    1. autistic disorder
    2. pervasive development disorder
    3. not otherwise specified (A classification for a number of disorders)
    4. Asperger

    For the moment, don't concern yourself with the meanings, but look at the structure.

    The inventory in a modern automobile dealership includes:
    1. New automobiles
    2. Used automobiles
    3. Tires
    4. Items not otherwise specified (window washing fluids, music on CDs, GPS systems, and so on. These items are not the same as #1, #2, #3, or #5)
    5. Oil

    The "not otherwise specified" refers to those other items which do not constitute major items in the inventory of a dealership. In a similar way, the "not otherwise specified" refers to a series of disorders which, while important, do not affect a large number of people - they are like the items in the dealership, not major items which the dealership would stock or sell.
    I don't agree. It includes:
    1. Autistic disorder
    2. Pervasive development disorder - not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS)
    3. Asperger

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    #5

    Re: Not otherwise specified

    Yes, I missed the hyphen.

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