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Diagnostic criteria for 299.10 Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

DSM Criteria (Paragraphs)
DSM Version
DSM IV - TR
DSM Criteria

A. Apparently normal development for at least the first 2 years after birth as manifested by the presence of age-appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication, social relationships, play, and adaptive behavior. 

B. Clinically significant loss of previously acquired skills (before age 10 years) in at least two of the following areas: 

(1) expressive or receptive language 
(2) social skills or adaptive behavior 
(3) bowel or bladder control 
(4) play 
(5) motor skills 

C. Abnormalities of functioning in at least two of the following areas: 

(1) qualitative impairment in social interaction (e.g., impairment in nonverbal behaviors, failure to develop peer relationships, lack of social or emotional reciprocity) 
(2) qualitative impairments in communication (e.g., delay or lack of spoken language, inability to initiate or sustain a conversation, stereotyped and repetitive use of language, lack of varied make-believe play) 
(3) restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities, including motor stereotypies and mannerisms 

D. The disturbance is not better accounted for by another specific Pervasive Developmental Disorder or by Schizophrenia.

Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. Copyright 2000 American Psychiatric Association

DSM Version
DSM IV
DSM Criteria

A. Apparently normal development for at least the first 2 years after birth as manifested by the presence of age-appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication, social relationships, play, and adaptive behavior. 

B. Clinically significant loss of previously acquired skills (before age 10 years) in at least two of the following areas: 

(1) expressive or receptive language 
(2) social skills or adaptive behavior 
(3) bowel or bladder control 
(4) play 
(5) motor skills 

C. Abnormalities of functioning in at least two of the following areas: 

(1) qualitative impairment in social interaction (e.g., impairment in nonverbal behaviors, failure to develop peer relationships, lack of social or emotional reciprocity) 
(2) qualitative impairments in communication (e.g., delay or lack of spoken language, inability to initiate or sustain a conversation, stereotyped and repetitive use of language, lack of varied make-believe play) 
(3) restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities, including motor stereotypies and mannerisms 

D. The disturbance is not better accounted for by another specific Pervasive Developmental Disorder or by Schizophrenia.

Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Copyright 1994 American Psychiatric Association

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