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 […]

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 […]