DSM5 LAST CALL TO ACTION

DSM-5 Draft Criteria Open for Public Comment Mental health diagnostic manual available for final online comment period By Holly Bortfeld The DSM – Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association – is like a giant catalog of diagnoses. It’s the “bible” that lists the criteria for each disorder. DSM-IV-TR […]

Medical

Medical There are a number of co-occurring medical conditions common to autism. Finding and treating underlying medical issues can improve a child’s health and thereby, their behavior, communication, and socialization. Combining medical treatment with targeted therapy provides the best outcome for kids. This section contains articles that address the medical issues found in autism. Beginning […]

The Controversial DSM-5 has been released: How to safeguard your child’s services

I’ve been writing about the DSM-5 for over 18 months now but it’s officially published now, released into the wild, as it were. Too bad no one likes it, except those who are going to financially benefit from it. Background, in a nutshell The new DSM removes Asperger’s Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, PDD and Retts […]

DSM-V Goes Forward: Major shift in diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder approved

DSM-V Goes Forward: Major shift in diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder approved. By Holly Bortfeld and Summer Stech, Esquire The APA just approved a significant revision to the way Autism is diagnosed. Here is the official announcement. Who will this effect? Studies show as many as 75% of people with Asperger’s Syndrome could lose […]

Asperger’s – Lost through the cracks

Asperger’s: Lost through the cracks by Holly Bortfeld I have two children with ASD. My son has moderate autism and my daughter has Asperger’s Syndrome. My daughter’s symptoms didn’t start until she got a round of routine childhood vaccinations known as “Kindergarten boosters” (the glut of shots given just before a child enters kindergarten). She […]

DSM 5: LAST CALL TO ACTION. Proposed Changes in the Autism Diagnostic Criteria

By Holly Bortfeld DSM-5 Draft Criteria Open for Public Comment Mental health diagnostic manual available for final online comment period The DSM – Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association – is like a giant catalog of diagnoses. It’s the “bible” that lists the criteria for each disorder. DSM-IV-TR […]

Latest Autism News

Autism Rates Jump 78% New Autism Rate: 1 in 88 What is Autism? American Psychiatric Association is looking to revise diagnostic criteria for Autism Your LAST CHANCE TO COMMENT May 2 to June 15, 2012 on the proposed changes to the DSM5 A Physician’s Perspective on the Proposed DSM-5 Autism Diagnostic Criteria Diagnostic Criteria Changes: […]