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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: Asperger syndrome

June 2013

Minority outreach

by  /  4 June 2013

Many obstacles line the road to early diagnosis and treatment for children with autism, especially for immigrant families, says a study published in May.

May 2013

Adjusting diagnostic tests for the DSM-5

by  /  30 May 2013

As clinicians adopt the new criteria for autism, the many tests now used to diagnose the disorder may need to be modified, says Amy Esler.

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Despite fears, DSM-5 is a step forward

by  /  30 May 2013

There is little to fear in the definition of autism in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and a lot to recommend it, says Simon Baron-Cohen.


Will new DSM-5 autism criteria impact services?

by  /  30 May 2013

The newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is an imperfect document, but it is far from the calamity that many have accused it of being, says Ari Ne’eman.

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Evidence weak for social communication disorder

by  /  30 May 2013

There are several reasons why social communication disorder should not have been included in the DSM-5, says Helen Tager-Flusberg.


Live DSM-5 discussion

22 May 2013

Listen to our virtual roundtable on the DSM-5 criteria for autism, featuring Thomas Insel, Catherine Lord and Helen Tager-Flusberg.


DSM-5 redefines autism

by  /  21 May 2013

On Saturday, the American Psychiatric Association released the DSM-5, the long-awaited new version of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.


Long-term studies track how autism changes with age

by  /  13 May 2013

A handful of long-term studies, each including up to several hundred participants, have followed people with autism for close to two decades. As the children in some of these studies come of age, researchers are piecing together the disorder’s trajectories.

April 2013

Grandfathers’, parents’ ages influence autism risk

by  /  22 April 2013

Two large Scandinavian studies published in March, which together include more than 10,000 children with autism, add to a growing body of research suggesting that older parents are at an increased risk of having children with autism.

December 2012

Diagnosis: Redefining autism

by  /  6 December 2012

Draft diagnostic guidelines are raising concerns that mild forms of the disorder may no longer be recognized.