Unfortunately, we lost this one. The changes to the proposed criteria for ASD in the new DSM, due out next Spring, were finalized as argued against.
Things to take heart in:
1. GRASP will be encouraging clinicians to use the new ICD (International classifications of Diseases)…Continue
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Understanding the Spectrum of Dysfunction with the DSM-5:
A Report to GRASP’s members
By Michael John Carley
On June 19, 2012, GRASP had a chance to talk with the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Workgroup of the proposed fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5). Higher-ranking Committee members present…Continue
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DSM-5 developments have slowed down a tad, and we're partly responsible as we huddled close and (1) waited to see how the DSM Committee responded to the criticism, and (2) mapped out what we hope to, and can, do.
In short, the Committee isn't budging. Despite the controversy, the flawed field trials, the disingenuous damage control conducted by Committee members, and Fred Volkmar's certainty that more studies are forthcoming that back up the Yale and LSU…Continue