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childhood disintegrative disorder

The childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD), also known ...

wikipedia - 20 Sep 2016
The childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD), also known as Heller's syndrome and disintegrative psychosis, is a rare condition characterized by late onset of developmental delays—or stunning reversals—in language, social function, and motor skills. Researchers have not been successful in finding a cause for the disorder. CDD has some similarity to autism, and is sometimes considered a low-functioning form of it. In May 2013, the term CDD, along with other types of autism, was fus
childhood disintegrative disorder

LabCorp patents autism diagnosis method

Burlington Times News - 07 Jan 2018
The method is stated to aid in the diagnosis of five autism spectrum disorders, all of which fall under the umbrella of pervasive developmental disorders: autistic disorder, Asperger's disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, Rett's disorder, and ...
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Researchers work to help children with a rare form of autism

Medical Xpress - 13 Dec 2017
Minutes after the video ended, Fred R. Volkmar, M.D., the Irving B. Harris Professor in the Child Study Center and professor of psychology, and Alexander Westphal, M.D., HS '11, Ph.D. '12, FW '12, assistant professor of psychiatry in the YCSC, broke ...
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Turning Back the Clock

Slate Magazine - 08 Jul 2016
In about 75 percent of cases, this loss of skills is preceded by days or weeks in which the child experiences intense anxiety and even terror: nightmares and waking nightmares and bouts of confused, jumpy disturbance that resemble psychosis. (In the ...
childhood disintegrative disorder

Everything Worth Knowing About ... Autism Spectrum Disorder

Discover Magazine - 19 Jun 2017
Autism was once separate from other developmental complications such as Asperger's syndrome, pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) and childhood disintegrative disorder. But in 2013, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of ...
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Caryn Sullivan: Autism: How one family found peace in Plan B Press - 20 Apr 2017
Emmett Pattee had an unremarkable birth marked by normal Apgar scores. He reached his early developmental milestones. But, at 22 months old, his three-word phrases evaporated. He stopped sleeping through the night. He moved more, spoke less, and ...
childhood disintegrative disorder

Rare form of regression is distinct from most autism

Spectrum - 01 Jun 2017
The finding is important because the condition, childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD), has been categorized under autism spectrum disorder in the latest version of the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (DSM-5) — a decision not ...
childhood disintegrative disorder

My son has a rare form of autism. Learning to surf helped save him

Washington Post - 09 Sep 2017
Our son, Dan, hit all of his early life milestones on time — walking, talking, playing and interacting — until he was 3, when worrying changes began to emerge. He started chewing the collars off his shirts, ripping them to shreds. Nothing would stop ...
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New global diagnostic manual mirrors US autism criteria

Spectrum - 11 Dec 2017
Both the DSM-5 and ICD-11 subsume childhood disintegrative disorder, a regressive condition that surfaces in late childhood, into the autism spectrum, despite its distinct features. The DSM-5 does not include regression as a criterion for an autism ...
childhood disintegrative disorder

Low Levels of Vitamin D At Birth Linked To Autism: Study

Mental Daily - 30 Nov 2017
Researchers were then able to determine the risk factor for autism by looking at vitamin D deficiencies at birth. According to the findings, the vitamin D levels of the 310 newborns diagnosed with a developmental disorder were abnormally lower ...
childhood disintegrative disorder

Understanding the Autistic Spectrum

University of Utah Health Care - 24 Apr 2017
For Julia Connelly, PhD, clinical director of the University of Utah Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic, the challenge of addressing misdiagnoses is a constant process. “I think the main reason is because of the range autistic spectrum covers,” she said ...
childhood disintegrative disorder

Fatal diagnosis doesn't dampen boy's spirit

The Tennessean - 25 Dec 2016
Still, Alex continued to be the sweet boy they always knew, reaching out to people, holding their hands and smiling, doing whatever he could to connect with people even as he, more and more, couldn't talk to them. When he was 10, a Chattanooga ...
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Stevenson supports autism awareness month

The Villager Stevenson University - 13 Apr 2017
According Autism Speak's website, autism is defined as a “range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.” Autism is also known as autism spectrum disorder, and as of 2013 ...
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A single dad's devotion: Caring for a disabled 24-year-old - 17 Jan 2017
Gina was diagnosed with childhood disintegrative disorder, or CDD. at the age of 4. CDD is a rare regressive form of autism that occurs in children after they have started to develop normally - often they will have started talking. It, put in simple ...

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