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  • Study finds ASD Prevalence the Same with New Diagnostic Category
    Study finds Autism Prevalence the Same with New Diagnostic Category
    There has been concern that the new DSM-5 categoryof autism spectrum disorder (ASD), whichsubsumes the previous DSM-IV diagnoses of autistic disorder (autism), Asperger’s disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified...
  • Caffeine Use Disorder added to DSM-5 as caffeine pumped products saturate market
    Caffeine Use Disorder added to DSM-5 as caffeine pumped products saturate market
    Caffeine Use Disorder has been added to the DSM-5, which is the book used to diagnose mental health disorders. Caffeine use disorder has some very definite guidelines so one would need to meet the criteria for such a diagnosis, but many will be...
  • DSM-5 Criteria for ASD
    Virtual Roundtable on the DSM-5 Criteria for ASD
    The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) recently hosted a live virtual roundtable discussion on the criteria for autism in the newly published DSM-5, the 5thedition of theDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The...
  • Anti-DSM protest
    DSM-5 controversy heats up as new edition is introduced
    A rising controversy over the DSM-5, the new edition of the so-called Bible of psychiatry, heated up to a flashpoint last weekend as the book was launched at the 166th annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.Criticism of the new...
  • Hoarding takes a front line in DSM-5 (Video)
    Hoarding takes a front line in DSM-5 (Video)
    Television shows such as A&E’s Hoarders is shedding light on the hoarding condition, but the strongest push toward a supportive therapy may come from recent changes to the DSM-5, which includes a change to the formal diagnosis. The...
  • DSM-5 ASD Criteria Unlikely to Exclude Many Individuals
    DSM-5 ASD Criteria Unlikely to Exclude Many Individuals
    The American Psychiatric Association voted to approve the revised fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders(DSM-5) on December 1, 2012. The manual is used by clinicians nationwide to diagnose mental health...
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    DSM-5: The Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis
    By Dr. Lawana R. Lofton - The American Psychiatric Association (APA) extensive revision to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-5), is nearing its conclusion. Reportedly, December 1, 2012, the American...
  • DSM-5 changes - full speed ahead...
    DSM-5 changes - autism, temper tantrums and bipolar, oh my!
    There is a very thick book doctors use to help guide them when assigning a diagnosis to a patient. If the patient is lucky, a blood test or an Xray can help nail down a diagnosis with very little room for error. However, when a diagnosis is based...
  • Dyslexia is out of DSM-5: Psychiatrists voted Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
    Dyslexia is out of DSM-5: Psychiatrists voted Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
    On Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, the board of trustees of the American Psychiatric Association voted in Washington, D.C., that the term “dyslexia” will be eliminated from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)...
  • Psychiatrists rewrite the diagnostic bible, personality on the ropes
    Psychiatrists rewrite the diagnostic bible, personality on the ropes
    The New York Times’ Science Times Podcast moderated by Science editor David Corcoran Wednesday, related that “psychiatrists rewrite their diagnostic bible, but still have problems with the personality disorder entries.” The The...
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    A call to update mental health diagnosing: The DSM unreality
    In the continuing saga of reporting energy-based technologies used as weapons to harm certain targeted persons, the cross-over sharing of information between a variety of disciplines is needed more than ever before.For example, the psychiatric...
  • DSM-5: Autism Spectrum Disorder
    DSM-5 Changes for Autism: Final Call for Comments
    The American Psychiatric Association's (APA) new diagnostic criteria for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) for autism has been widely publicized. While final decisions are still months away,...
  • The DSM-5 is coming
    DSM-5 draft open for final comment period until June 15th
    The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) has been of great interest to the autism community. Due to be released in May 2013, among many other changes it radically changes the way autism is diagnosed....
  • Advocates voice concerns of proposed changes in the DSM-5 for autism
    Advocates voice concerns of proposed changes in the DSM-5 for autism
    The Diagnositc and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders fifth edition (DSM-5) will be published in May 2013. Since the release of the proposed changes to the DSM-4 Autism Disorder, advocates are voicing their concerns.A joint statement was...
  • DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder
    DSM-5: Rethinking Asperger's Disorder
    The American Psychiatric Association’srecommendation to delete (remove) Asperger’s disorder as a separate diagnostic category from the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) has been widely...