Tag Archives: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Diagnosing Diagnosis

The question of diagnosis, is a separate question from the existence of the thing that is being diagnosed. To put it another way: Whether someone has received a diagnosis or not, will not definitely tell you if that person has … Continue reading

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Intent vs Effect re the Exclusion of General Developmental Delay under ASD in the DSM-5

This post is a more in-depth analysis of the issue identified in an earlier post, in regards to the potential exclusion of those with intellectual disability from an autism diagnosis. This is a complex issue and I am open to … Continue reading

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Distinguishing Giftedness from Aspergers; will the DSM-5 help?

There’s a fine line between giftedness and Aspergers. This thought-provoking and carefully considered article, explains to a certain extent how closely related the two can be (or more precisely, can seem to be). There are people – including professionals – … Continue reading

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The 4 Main DSM-5 Autism Controversies

The publication of the DSM-5 is still a long way off (May 2013). But critiques of its proposed changes to the existing definitions and criteria in DSM-IV, for autism and associated conditions, are well underway. I am very interested in … Continue reading

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Genetic origins of Autism; when is autism, not autism? Fragile X and Rett Syndrome

Please note, this post is just the result of personally driven research over the past couple of days. It is not the informed opinion of someone who works with or lives with children who have either Fragile X or Rett … Continue reading

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