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Question autism vs chilhood disintegrative disorder

please guys, can anyone clarify me.......who's normal until which age..?

autism normal till 3yrs --then develop symptoms(remember doing a ques. in uworld)

childhood disintegrative disorder normal till 4yrs---then develop symptoms( given in mtb's)



are they true ?

clarify me specifically guys...thanks


P.S---i knew about rett disorder----normal till 6 months then develop pervasive symptoms

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Autism is diagnosed by 2 3 years of age.they are not normail till then. They lack social skills from the beginning like social smile attachment etc. They are just diagnosed sometimes late as 1) its a clinical diagnosis. In real life, parents often don't pay much attention in figurng out the social skills prob in such a small kid. Social skills for a child are like social smile, separation anxiety, lack of eye contact etc not the same as adults
2) its a spectrum from mild to severe, mild can be difficult to figure out
In real life.Childhood disinetgrative is normal and then Regression, forgetting what was already learned.like toilet training etc.
Its like moving backwards. Hope that clears stuff

Rett is in girls mostly. Mid line hand writhing.
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25. A 6-year-old girl is brought to the outpatient
clinic for a check-up. She reached all developmental
milestones until the age of 24 months.
Since then, she has become more distant and
less socially engaging. She rarely initiates social
interactions and has a short temper. Verbal language
consists mostly of grunting and loud
nonverbal yelling, a severe decline from her
toddler years when she could speak in three- to
four-word sentences. She has never been completely
toilet trained and has diffi culty following
verbal commands from her caregivers.
Which of the following is the most likely disorder
in this child?
(A) Aspergerís disorder
(B) Autism
(C) Childhood disintegrative disorder
(D) Fragile X syndrome
(E) Rettís disorder



please could you answer this one....it's from first aid Q and A


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so you mean , autistic children will be diagnosed at 2-3 yrs,but they wont be normal since birth........am i right?
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My understanding is In Autism there is delay in the development of milestone right from the birth but in disintegrative disorder initially for 2-3 yrs u ll find the normal development of milestones and then the deterioration.

In above question i wud go for C.
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yup, C is the right answer

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YUp
She reached all developmental
milestones until the age of 24 months. rules out autism
a severe decline from her
toddler years when she could speak in three- to
four-word sentences. makes C likely

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