This Saturday, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will release a new version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM. The new version is referred to as the “DSM-5.”
We have put together a few resources to help you while you wait!
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The fifth edition of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) will be released by the American Psychiatric Association this weekend. The new edition introduces two fundamental changes in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. First it collapses previously distinct autism More...
American Psychiatric Association approves DSM-5 changes; autism advocates call for further study
Autism experts and families have long been concerned about inconsistencies in how clinicians diagnose autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Though U.S. doctors and therapists use the same checklist More...
1 December 2012
Dear friends and colleagues,
Today, the American Psychiatric Association voted to accept the revised fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The manual – used by clinicians nationwide to diagnose mental health More...
DSM-5 Field Trials Published
Many Questions Remain
November 6, 2012
Today I want to share with you the results of the DSM-5 “field trials” that just published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry. These trials concern the fifth More...
A large, multicenter study suggests that the proposed new definition of autism would exclude relatively few children diagnosed under current criteria. The report appears today in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
Importantly, the investigators used the most recent proposed criteria for More...
Autism Speaks is funding a three-year research project to assess the effect of proposed revisions to the criteria used to diagnose autism. These revisions concern the newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
The new study is among 22 Autism Speaks More...
New York, N.Y. (June 21, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the award of new research grants totaling nearly $2.9 million in funding to support autism research. “Suzanne and I are extraordinarily proud of Autism More...
Autism Speaks Voices Concerns to DSM-5 Work Group
from Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer
11 June 2012
As many of you are aware, Autism Speaks is playing a proactive role in monitoring the effect of the planned revisions to the definition of autism More...
May was another big month here at Autism Speaks! Take some time to read what has been happening!
* The clear science highlight for May is the IMFAR (International Meeting for Autism Research) conference, where Autism Speaks and the Simons Foundation were the anchor sponsors. Autism More...