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 Children with autism almost always have medical conditions that cause or aggravate the symptoms of autism. Treating those conditions makes the child’s health improve. When a child is in less pain he can learn better, have less aggression, communicate, and learn coping skills among many other improvements. Some children even recover from autism through […]

Getting a Diagnosis of Autism

Please note the views in this article do not necessarily express the views of Talk About Curing Autism and are an editorial provided by a parent with a child with autism. Introduction Diagnosing Autism is not always easy.  In the past 20 years, many doctors have commented – “Boys develop slower than girls”, or my […]

Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Below you will find both the diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder under both DSM5 and DSM-IV. DSM5 Diagnostic Criteria for ASD, 2013 Autism Spectrum Disorder Must meet criteria A, B, C, and D: A. Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across contexts, not accounted for by general developmental delays, and manifest by […]

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: […]

DSM-5: Autism vs. Asperger’s Syndrome Diagnosis

Autism, by any other name….How the new DSM-5 may affect people with ASD By Holly Bortfeld Autism is a “spectrum disorder” of Pervasive Developmental Disorders. The DSM includes PDD-NOS, Autism, Asperger’s, CDD and Rett’s Syndrome. One could also add conditions like ADD and ADHD, which include spectrum features and often respond to similar treatments. I […]