Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

Childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD), also known as Heller’s syndrome and disintegrative psychosis, is a rare condition characterized by late onset (>3 years of age) of developmental delays in language, social function, and motor skills.

 

Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: W039
Diagnosis: Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
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Age Onset: Ages3-4
Brain Area:
Symptoms: Child’s language, social, play, motor skills reverse, loses control over bowel and bladder. Interaction, communication lag.
Progression: Excess fats build in the brain and nervous system with benign tumors growing in the brain; myelin sheaths in brain lost.
Causes:
Medications: Antipsychotics for behavior problems and anticonvulsants to reduce seizures.
Therapies: Applied Behavior Analysis-teaches adaptation. Sensor experiences enriched

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  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    by Saba Mughal on January 1, 2022

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) encompasses a spectrum of neurodevelopmental disabilities. This spectrum is characterized by repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, activities, and problems in social interactions. ASD is a complicated neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by behavioral and psychological problems in children. These children become distressed when their surrounding environment is changed because their adaptive capabilities are minimal. The symptoms are present from...

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (Nursing)
    by Saba Mughal on January 1, 2022

    Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of rapidly growing disabilities. They are characterized by repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities, problems in social interactions. ASD is a complicated neurological disorder that is characterized by behavioral and psychological problems in children. These children become distressed when their surrounding environment is changed because their adaptive capabilities are minimal. The symptoms are present from early childhood and affect...

  • Asperger Syndrome
    by Seyed Alireza Hosseini on January 1, 2022

    Asperger syndrome (AS) was first described by Hans Asperger in 1944, as the behavioral characterization of individuals who have difficulties in communication and social interaction. Since then, AS has always been a topic of significant interest and debate. Although AS was introduced as a discrete diagnostic category in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-4, 1994), almost 20 years later, its diagnostic label was removed in the Diagnostic and...

  • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD): Symptomatology of the Norwegian Patient Population and Parents' Experiences of Patient Regression
    by Martin John Ellis on May 2, 2021

    Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD) is a rare and little researched developmental disorder characterised by regression in language and social skills after a period of seemingly normal development until at least the age of 2 years. The study contacted all parents of CDD patients in Norway to assess patient symptomatology and parents' experiences of regression via questionnaire or interview. There were 12 participants. Symptomatology was in-line with previous studies, with universal regression...