• Autism Similar Conditions

Similar Conditions

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD)

  • CDD is a condition associated with seizures and is characterized by loss of social, motor, language and intellectual skills.
  • The child also shows loss of bladder and bowel control and usually needs permanent care.

Selective Mutism

  • This is a type of anxiety disorder in which a person who can speak normally becomes incapable of speech in certain situations.
  • Selectively mute children have difficulty in maintaining eye contact, are generally inexpressive and suffer from social anxiety.

Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

  • RAD is an uncommon disorder occurring in children and arises out of a failure to form secure and normal attachment to the primary caregivers, usually parents.
  • This disease is characterized either by a complete reluctance to affection and social comfort or an exaggerated need to receive affection from any adult, even strangers.

Rett Syndrome

  • Rett Syndrome is a genetic disorder of the neurodevelopmental type that creeps in after a period of near normal development between 6-18 months of life, and is mostly seen in girls.
  • The disease is characterized by steady loss of motor and communication skills, and appearance of repetitive movements like clapping, tapping and hand washing.
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