It is also known as CDD, dementia infantalis, disintegrative psychosis or Hellerís syndrome
Children with CDD appear to develop normally until the age of two.
After that they go backwards, losing many of the skills they had before, such as the ability to walk or talk.
They also share some of the symptoms of people with autism
For example, they may have difficulty with social interaction, communication, repetitive behaviors or interests
There is no cure for CDD but there are some treatments and therapies (interventions) which can help solve some of the problems faced by people with CDD and their families.
Last Updated : 08/02/2013 Back to Top