Childhood Disintegrative Disorder Test
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Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD), also known as "Heller's Syndrome" and "Disintegrative Psychosis", is a rare condition.
After 3 years of age, clients experience developmental delays in language, social function, and motor skills. Researchers have yet to find a cause for it.
DSM-IV definition for Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (299.10)
A. Apparently normal development for at least the first 2 years after birth as manifested by the presence of age-appropriate verbal & nonverbal communication, social relationships, play, & adaptive behavior.
B. Clinically significant loss of previously acquired skills (before age 10 years) in at least two of the following areas:
C. Abnormalities of functioning in at least 2 of the following:
D. The disturbance is not better accounted for by another specific Pervasive Developmental Disorder or by Schizophrenia.
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