Estimates Indicate Redefinition of Autism Within Fifth Edition of DSM Manual Will Significantly Affect Diagnosis Numbers

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Estimated Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-V

Estimated Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-V

Redefining Autism:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/01/20/us/redefining-autism.html

My Commentary: According to three separate research estimates, under the proposals of the new DSM-V, due out in 2013, up to 75% of those previously diagnosed as having Aspergers Syndrome will no longer qualify as being on the Autistic Spectrum, as well as up to 85% of those with PDD-NOS

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