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Lina Zeldovich

Editor and Journalist

Lina Zeldovich is a science writer and editor. She has edited features for Nautilus magazine, has written for NewsweekThe Atlantic, SmithsonianAudubonNature and Scientific American, among others, and is a columnist at JSTOR Daily. 

May 2018
News

The evolution of ‘autism’ as a diagnosis, explained

by  /  9 May 2018

From a form of childhood schizophrenia to a spectrum of conditions, the characterization of autism in diagnostic manuals has a complicated history.

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Features / Deep Dive

Why the definition of autism needs to be refined

by  /  9 May 2018

Five years after its latest revision, the manual used to diagnose autism is back under scrutiny, as evidence suggests it excludes some people on the spectrum.

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December 2017
News

New global diagnostic manual mirrors U.S. autism criteria

by  /  11 December 2017

Starting next year, clinicians worldwide may be using a new, streamlined set of criteria to diagnose autism.

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