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January
22
2012

Proposed Changes to the Diagnostic Criteria for Autism

The American Psychiatric Association is proposing new diagnostic criteria for autism. There is much discussion about these changes. Checkout these links to read about the proposed changes and some differing viewpoints about these changes:

American Psychiatric Association – DSM 5 proposed changes

Article talking about different viewpoints on the changes:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-20/autism-experts-moving-closer-to-overhauling-diagnosis-rules-after-studies.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/21/us/as-specialists-debate-autism-some-parents-watch-closely.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/01/20/a-new-definition-of-autism-could-exclude-many-now-diagnosed-expert-says.html

 


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