Tuesday, November 12, 2019

It’s 25 years since we redefined autism – here’s what we’ve learnt

The frequency and intensity of repetitive behaviours vary between mild and severe, which is why it’s called a spectrum. Dubova/ShutterstockIt’s 25 years since the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) was published. The manual is the clinical “bible” that defines the criteria for the diagnosis of psychiatric and neurodevelopmental conditions, and was a landmark document for autism spectrum disorder. The first mention of autism came in the third edition of the DSM in 1980, with the introduction of the diagnostic category of “infantile autism”. This label was generally only applied to children with substantial language impairment and intellectual disabilities. In 1994, the DSM-IV recognised people could also show the core behaviours of autism without having significant language impairment or any intellectual disability. This

From http://besthealthnews.com/2019/11/its-25-years-since-we-redefined-autism-heres-what-weve-learnt/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=its-25-years-since-we-redefined-autism-heres-what-weve-learnt


From https://jamesjohnson10.blogspot.com/2019/11/its-25-years-since-we-redefined-autism.html


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