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Autism Dsm 5

Why Are Children Losing Their Autism Diagnosis?

Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D.

I understand, and many researchers have pointed out to me, that grandfathering these autism diagnoses is scientifically messy at best. It may take decades to "clean up" the science; in the meantime, it's my duty to advocate for my patients.

Ending Fear Over the New Autism Diagnosis

Catherine Lord, Ph.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Catherine Lord, Ph.D.

In the DSM-5, we propose a new way of looking at these disorders, merging them into a single diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. We believe this will create more accurate diagnoses and improved access to services. It should also improve research into ASD.

How Does Someone Outgrow Autism?

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

In the Feb. 1 New York Times there is a telling op-ed by Benjamin Nugent, a successful writer and a "recovered" Asperger's patient. Mr. Nugent abruptly and spontaneously outgrew his disease right after college and has lived happily ever after.

The Autism Controversy Revisited

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Science
Allen Frances

The possible DSM 5 return to a narrower definition has created an uproar and caused a sharp division of opinion among advocates.

Do We Need A New Definition Of Autism?

Todd Drezner | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Drezner

There may indeed be drawbacks to the proposed DSM V definition of autism, but by including only a single category of autism, it does emphasize this initial moment of togetherness.