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New tests of DSM-V criteria for autism & related disorders

I wrote here previously about controversies surrounding the new diagnostic criteria proposed for ASD. Perhaps the most problematic change going from the criteria in DSM-IV to DSM-V is lumping Asperger syndrome and PDD-NOS into the autism category. Some folks with … Continue reading

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New study on DSM-V

As pointed out this morning by asdresearchinitiative, a new study has appeared that throws cold water on the proposed changes in DSM-V. If you are unfamiliar with this issue, please consult my earlier post regarding estimates of autism incidence. This … Continue reading

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Autism mtg Tomorrow; Pandas mtg in Sept

At least for those of you who live in SoCal, there are 2 mtgs of interest to the public coming up: Sat, May 5, 1-2;30pm, Calif Sci Center, next to the Natural History Museum and the Coliseum Autism: An Epidemic … Continue reading

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Autism rates

The CDC just reported findings based on a 2008 study of 8 year olds that 1 in every 88 children in the USA has autism. That is a large jump from their previous estimate of 1 in 110. As in … Continue reading

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