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Impact of DSM - 5 Criteria for ASD

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http://www.safeminds.org/impact-of-the-dsm-5-criteria-for-asd-community-update-may-2013-2/

 

 

 

 

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This month, the American Psychiatric Association will publish the latest edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual – the DSM-5.  The manual contains significant changes to the diagnostic criteria for individuals with autism.

 

 
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That's good. I will check it out now. Thanks for always posting things I am interested in ..LOL and I am sure most mamas are too.

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Mirzam….what do you think of it?

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Kathy, I view autism as a medical issue not a mental health problem.

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I do not view it as a mental health issue, either. A case could be made that autism should not be part of the DSM as it is not a mental health issue.

 

Removing it from the DSM is not on the table, though, and reclassification is.  I was specifically asking about the reclassification - and what you think the ramifications of it will be.

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