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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Historical And Current Nosological Situation Of Childhood Disintegrative Disorder [historico E Situacao Nosologica Atual Do Transtorno Desintegrativo Da Infancia]
Author: Nucci M.G.
Dalgalarrondo P.
Abstract: Although the place of early childhood autism seems to be well established in the group of severe and pervasive childhood disorders (ICD-10, DSM-IV), the classification of late onset forms of autism (disintegrative disorders) remains controversial. They include necessarily a marked cognitive and social regression. A review of the conceptual history of disintegrative disorders is presented. It begins by Theodor Heller, which in 1908 published, for the first time, a report about six children, whose cognitive and social development was normal until the first three or four years of life and than developed a severe regression in behaviour and cognition. In the second part of this paper, a critical discussion of the present classification of childhood disintegrative disorder in ICD-10 and DSM-V is presented. It is noted that recent studies support that Heller syndrome should be included as an independent disorder, separated from early childhood autism.
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2000
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