How Autism Diagnoses Will Change Under New Diagnostic Criteria (DSM 5)
Read the Preliminary DSM-5
The publication of the fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in May 2013 will have a huge impact on autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Asperger syndrome and PDD-NOS will disappear, new criteria will be used to diagnosed ASD, and new categories have been developed which are likely to absorb many people now diagnosed with ASD. Here is the preliminary version of new DSM-5 for your review.
How Autism Diagnosis and Treatment May Change with the New DSM-5
With the new diagnostic criteria planned for implementation in 2013, diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders will change. How much will they change, and what are the implications for treatment?
How Changes in Autism Diagnosis Will Affect Your Life
The new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) will make sweeping changes to the criteria for diagnosing autism. What will these changes mean to you and the autism community as a whole?
Why Asperger Syndrome Will Disappear
The new diagnostic manual (DSM 5) will be put into practice in 2013. When that happens, the term Asperger syndrome will disappear from diagnostic literature. Find out why.
Will New Diagnostic Criteria Mean My Child with PDD-NOS Is No Longer Autistic?
When the American Psychiatric Association changes its diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders, many people will cease to qualify as autistic.
Will Children with Intellectual Delays No Longer Be Diagnosed with Autism?
How will the new diagnostic manual, due for publication in 2013, impact your child's autism diagnosis?