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Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

Alternate Names : Disintegrative Psychosis, Heller Syndrome, Dementia Infantilis

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

There is no known prevention for childhood disintegrative disorder.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Childhood disintegrative disorder results in significant impairment in the person's ability to function. Most children who receive this diagnosis will need lifelong assistance of some kind, depending on the severity of the symptoms.

What are the risks to others?

There are no risks to others, as childhood disintegrative disorder is not contagious.

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Childhood Disintegrative Disorder: Diagnosis & Tests


Childhood Disintegrative Disorder: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Ann Reyes, Ph.D.
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 07/02/01

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