Childhood disintegrative disorder, an extremely rare disorder, is an obvious regression in multiple areas of functioning, following a period of at least 2 years of apparent normal development.
Childhood disintegrative disorder can only be diagnosed if the symptoms are preceded by at least 2 years of normal development and the regression starts before the child’s 10th birthday.
Signs of CDD
- Loss of social skills
- Loss of bowel and bladder control
- Loss of expressive or receptive language
- Loss of motor skills
- Lack of play
- Failure to develop peer relationships
- Impairment in non-verbal behaviors
- Delay or lack of spoken language
- Inability to initiate or sustain a conversation