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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 are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

As a child with childhood disintegrative disorder has alterations in thinking skills, he or she usually loses communication skills. The child returns to using nonverbal behaviors, or experiences a significant loss of previously acquired skills in some other area. Examples include:

  • loss of social skills
  • loss of bowel or bladder control
  • loss of expressive language, which is the ability to communicate to others
  • loss of receptive language, which is the ability to understand what others are communicating
  • loss of motor skills
  • lack of play
  • failure to develop peer relationships
  • impairment in nonverbal behaviors
  • delay or lack of spoken language
  • inability to initiate or sustain a conversation

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    Childhood Disintegrative Disorder: Diagnosis & Tests

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

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