childhood disintegrative disorder


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Related to childhood disintegrative disorder: pervasive developmental disorder, Rett's Disorder

childhood disintegrative disorder

[¦chīld‚hu̇d dis′in·tə‚grād·iv dis‚ȯrd·ər]
(psychology)
A condition occurring in 3- and 4-year-old children that is characterized by unequivocally normal development in the first several years of life, followed by a marked developmental regression (a child who previously had been speaking in sentences becomes totally mute), and various autistic features develop. Also known as Heller's syndrome.
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The DSM-5 will include a section on autism spectrum disorder that includes Asperger's disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder (not otherwise specified).
The five points on the autism spectrum included: autistic disorder, Rett disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, Asperger's disorder and pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified.
20 for autism spectrum disorder that would incorporate several previously separate diagnoses--including autistic disorder, Asperger's disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified <http://www.dsm5.org/ Documents/12-03%20 Autism%20Spectrum%20Dis orders%20-%20DSM5.pdf>.

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