DSM 5 criteria expected to lower ASD diagnoses by 30%

A study published in the February issue of  the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and reported in MNT (Medical News Today) suggests that the new criteria for autism in the DSM5 will reduce diagnostic rates by 30%.  Along with the study information, the page contains links to a number of other articles of interest.

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1 Response to “DSM 5 criteria expected to lower ASD diagnoses by 30%”


  1. 1 Joseph S February 28, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I wonder how this will be received by family members, the school community, and others. Will the fewer diagnoses lead to sighs of relief, ‘No autism!’ or to many exclamations of ”what now?’

    Perhaps someone should submit a proposal to CPA for a Fact Sheet on this topic.


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