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Should I ask a doctor about degenerative developmental disability symptoms?

If you suspect that your child may have one of the degenerative developmental disabilities, you should talk to your doctor. Early diagnosis can lead to more successful treatment. Signs of degenerative developmental disabilities may include suddenly losing language or social skills, or developing loss of motor skill control after a period of normal development.

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What is the rate of incidence of degenerative developmental disabilities?
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Degenerative developmental disabilities are relatively uncommon. For example, Rett syndrome is diagn...
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Are degenerative developmental disabilities serious?
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The symptoms of degenerative developmental disabilities can be mild or severe. For example, some chi...
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Can a genetic test predict degenerative developmental disabilities?
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Although the cause for many degenerative developmental disorders is unknown, some are caused by gene...
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What increases the risk of degenerative developmental disabilities?
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The risk factors for many degenerative developmental disabilities are unknown.  However, some degene...
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