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Should the DSM V drop Asperger syndrome?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20151184     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The DSM IV defines Asperger syndrome (AS) as a pervasive developmental (autistic spectrum) disorder characterized by social deficits and rigid focused interests in the absence of language impairment and cognitive delay. Since its inclusion in the DSM-IV, there has been a dramatic increase in its recognition both in children and adults. However, because studies have generally failed to demonstrate a clear distinction between AS and autism, some researchers have called for its elimination from the forthcoming DSM V. This report argues for a modification of its diagnostic criteria and its continued retention in the diagnostic manual.
Mohammad Ghaziuddin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of autism and developmental disorders     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1573-3432     ISO Abbreviation:  J Autism Dev Disord     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-13     Completed Date:  2010-11-30     Revised Date:  2011-01-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904301     Medline TA:  J Autism Dev Disord     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1146-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0277, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age of Onset
Asperger Syndrome / classification,  diagnosis*,  psychology
Autistic Disorder / classification,  diagnosis,  psychology
Child, Preschool
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders*
Social Behavior
Comment In:
J Autism Dev Disord. 2011 Jan;41(1):130   [PMID:  20437089 ]

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