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Autism in DSM-5 under the microscope: Implications to patients, families, clinicians, and researchers. Asian journal of psychiatry Fung, L. K., Hardan, A. Y. 2014; 11: 93-97

Abstract

The changes in the diagnostic classification of the pervasive developmental disorders from the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) to DSM-5 are expected to affect patients with autism, their families, as well as clinicians and researchers in the field of autism. This article reviews the new DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Social Communication Disorder (SCD), and discusses potential consequences in the perspectives of major stakeholders.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.ajp.2014.08.010

View details for PubMedID 25219947