Tag: DSM-IV

November 2012
Opinion / Viewpoint

Defining language deficits across autism spectrum

by ,  /  27 November 2012

We are on the verge of a seismic shift in the definition of autism spectrum disorders, says David Skuse. Under proposed guidelines for autism diagnosis, the canard that most people with the disorder cannot speak, or have such disordered language that they cannot sustain a conversation, has been abandoned.

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October 2012
News

New rules allow joint diagnosis of autism, attention deficit

by  /  25 October 2012

About 30 percent of children with autism have symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but under current diagnostic guidelines they can only be diagnosed with one or the other. That’s about to change.

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Opinion

Telling tools

by  /  9 October 2012

Which test a clinician uses to diagnose a child with autism may determine whether that child meets the criteria proposed in the newest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

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News

Clinical research: Israeli study shows high autism prevalence

by  /  5 October 2012

A new study finds that 48 of every 10,000 children in Israel have autism. This rate, published 27 July in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, is higher than previous estimates for Israel, but lower than the reported U.S. prevalence.

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September 2012
Opinion / Viewpoint

Utah, revisited

by  /  25 September 2012

New analysis of an in-depth study of autism rates in Utah in the 1980s highlights how changing diagnostic guidelines may be contributing to the rise in prevalence.

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August 2012
News

Genetics: FOXG1 mutations underlie atypical Rett syndrome

by  /  14 August 2012

Seven individuals who have the symptoms of Rett syndrome carry a genetic disruption near, or overlapping with, the FOXG1 gene, according to a report published 27 June in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

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Opinion

Historical perspective

by  /  7 August 2012

The debates surrounding the newest changes to the diagnostic criteria for autism have been percolating for decades, writes Sally Ozonoff in an editorial published 16 July in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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June 2012
Opinion

Service impact

by  /  29 June 2012

A report from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network analyzes the impact that the proposed changes to diagnostic criteria for autism are likely to have on people with the disorder.

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May 2012
News

New report finds DSM-5 criteria unlikely to exclude many

by  /  24 May 2012

Contrary to previous studies, preliminary results from field trials of the new criteria for diagnosing autism suggest it will capture people on the high-functioning end of the spectrum.

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April 2012
News

Analysis of new diagnostic criteria for autism sparks debate

by  /  2 April 2012

A new analysis of proposed changes to the diagnostic criteria for autism suggests that the revision could exclude a substantial number of people with high-functioning autism. But critics say the study is fundamentally flawed.

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