New Definition of Autism Could Affect Treatment Access

New Definition of Autism Could Affect Treatment Access


New Definition of Autism Could Affect Treatment Access the American psychiatric association is reviewing its definition of autism and related disorders like asp perjure syndrome and preliminary reports suggest that the new have the finish and could remove or withhold diagnosing east high functioning patients leading to limited health educational and behavioral services at a time when school special education budgets are pushed to the limit one analysis found that as many as 45% of high functioning autistic patients would no longer qualify under the new diagnostic criteria the New York Times reports the psychiatrists association is wrestling with one of the most agonizing questions in mental health where to draw the line between unusual and abnormal and its decisions are sure to be wrenching for some family’s at a time when school budgets for special education are stretched the new diagnosis could herald Moore pitched battles tens of thousands of people receive state backed services to help offset the disorders disabling effects which include sometimes severe learning and social problems and the diagnosis is in many ways central to their lives close networks of parents have bonded over common experiences with children and the children to may grow to find a sense of their a own identity in their struggle with the disorder at least a million children and adults have a diagnosis of autism or related disorder like asp richer syndrome or pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified also known as P.D.D.end Otto.ese have people with asp routers or P.D.D.end of got us into are some of the same social struggles as those with autism but do not meet the definition for the full blown version the proposed change would consolidate all three diagnose sees under one category autism spectrum disorder a limb and aiding asp ridge are syndrome and pea.D.D.Ten Dato.tests from the Manual under the current criteria a person can qualify for the diagnosis by exhibiting six or more of 12 behaviors under the proposed definition of the person would have to exhibit three deficits in social interaction and communication and at least too repetitive behaviors a much narrower menu

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