Monday, February 27, 2012

NEW ASD definition

New Definition of Autism Expected in DSM-V 
The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), due out in May 2012, is likely to include a more strict definition of autism which is expected to reduce the number of individuals with this diagnosis.  The proposal would eliminate Asperger’s syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) and merge these under the single diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders.  For more information on the proposed changes and their implications, click here: Taken from Boothby Therapy services

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