Tag: DSM-IV

May 2013
Opinion / Viewpoint

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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Opinion / Viewpoint

DSM-5 may better serve girls with autism

by  /  30 May 2013

The newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders overtly acknowledges that females with autism may have features that differ from those of males with the disorder, says William Mandy.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Intellectual disability’s DSM-5 debut

by  /  30 May 2013

The newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders relies on intellectual function in daily life, both for diagnosing intellectual disability and for determining its level of severity, says Walter Kaufmann.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

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.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

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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Opinion / Viewpoint

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.

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Features / Special Reports / DSM-5

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.

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Opinion

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.

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December 2012
News

Diagnosis: Redefining autism

by  /  6 December 2012

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

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Opinion

Sobering sample

by  /  4 December 2012

A survey of health and education professionals finds that about half of them object to the proposed changes in the diagnostic criteria for autism.

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