dementia infantalis

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Another name for childhood disintegrative disorder, introduced in 1908 by the Austrian neuropsychiatrist Theodor O. Heller (1869–1938). [From dementia + Latin infans speechless, from in- without + fans speaking, from fari to speak + -alis of or relating to]

Subjects: Psychology.

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