Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

This disorder is very rare and characterized by normal growth and development of the child until at least two years of age. He then begins to lose multiple skills, including language, motor, social, communication and other skills he had before the disorder, according to www.mayoclinic.com and m.medlineplus.gov.
Although this disorder falls within the autism spectrum disorders as mentioned above, it differs from autism in that the patient suffers severe depression after years of normal growth and development. Moreover, it is different from autism that the skills of the injured person are reduced to worse than those who are infected. This disorder may also appear at a more advanced age than in those with autism.
As for treatment, it contains a mixture of pharmacological and behavioral therapy.
Symptoms
A child with this disorder usually loses two or more skills previously learned, including:
- Language skills, where the ability to decline, and strongly to talk and engage in talks.
- Social skills, where he finds it difficult to interact with others.
- Playing skills, this item includes loss of interest in imaginative games, as well as other games and activities.
- Motor skills, where the ability to retreat, and severely, to walk, climbing and holding things, as well as other skills.
- Control urination and protrusion, as he may urinate and prominence in his clothes after he had learned to do so with a bath.
The loss of what the child has learned before the onset of the disorder is sudden, in a matter of days to a few weeks. However, in a few cases, it may be carried out gradually.
the cure
Although there is no cure for this disorder, there is something that improves and relieves it. It should be noted that the treatment of this disorder is similar to the treatment of autism.
The treatment methods of the disorder include:
- Drug therapy: Antidepressants, anti-anxiety or antipsychotics are used in the treatment of severe behaviors that may affect the safety of the child or around him, including excessive reckless behavior or repetition of movements. In addition, anticonvulsants treat epileptic seizures in children if they are infected. It is worth mentioning that steroids are tested to slow down the worsening of the disease.
Behavioral therapy Behavioral therapy is used to help the child regain or minimize his or her linguistic, social and self-care skills.

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