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Longitudinal and Biological Study of Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

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Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : October 19, 1999
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
Yale University
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Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)

Brief Summary:


I. Compare the developmental course (language acquisition, diagnostic stability, predictors of outcome, and restricted interests and behaviors) of childhood disintegrative disorder versus autism and non-autistic developmental delays.

II. Collect data on molecular genetics of proband and family members.

Condition or disease
Pervasive Child Development Disorders Autism

Detailed Description:


Patients are evaluated with the following questionnaires at ages 2-3 years and again at ages 5-9: The Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI); The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS); Assessment of cognitive functioning; Expressive and receptive language; Adaptive functioning; Measures of burden and functional assessment; The Aberrant Behavior Checklist; The Connors Rating Scale - Parent and Teacher version; and Autism Behavior Checklist

An MRI and EEG are performed, and blood samples are collected from patients and family members for molecular genetic studies.

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Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 220 participants
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Study Start Date : May 1997

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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 9 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
  • Psychologically diagnosed (DSM-IV) as Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
  • No known genetic or medical syndrome (Down syndrome or cerebral palsy)
  • Must speak English

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00004458

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United States, Connecticut
Yale Child Study Center
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06520
United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Cancer Research Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Yale University
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Study Chair: Fred Volkmar Yale University

Volkmar FR, Klin A, Marans WD, et al.: Childhood disintegrative disorder. In: Cohen DJ, Volkmar FR.: Handbook of autism and pervasive developmental disorders. 2nd ed., New York, NY: John Wiley, 1997, pp 47-59.

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00004458     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 199/13682
First Posted: October 19, 1999    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: October 2003
Keywords provided by Office of Rare Diseases (ORD):
childhood disintegrative disorder
neurologic and psychiatric disorders
rare disease
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Developmental Disabilities
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Pathologic Processes
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders