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DSM-5 and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs): an opportunity for identifying ASD subtypes

Rebecca L. Grzadzinski; Marisela Huerta; Catherine Lord

Title:
DSM-5 and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs): an opportunity for identifying ASD subtypes
Author(s):
Grzadzinski, Rebecca L.
Huerta, Marisela
Lord, Catherine
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department(s):
Psychology
Volume:
4
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Book/Journal Title:
Molecular Autism
Abstract:
The heterogeneous clinical presentations of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) poses a significant challenge for sample characterization and limits the interpretability and replicability of research studies. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) diagnostic criteria for ASD, with its dimensional approach, may be a useful framework to increase the homogeneity of research samples. In this review, we summarize the revisions to the diagnostic criteria for ASD, briefly highlight the literature supporting these changes, and illustrate how DSM-5 can improve sample characterization and provide opportunities for researchers to identify possible subtypes within ASD.
Subject(s):
Mental illness--Diagnosis--Evaluation
Mental illness--Diagnosis
Autism
Autism--Diagnosis
Autism spectrum disorders
Mental health
Publisher DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1186/2040-2392-4-12
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Rebecca L. Grzadzinski, Marisela Huerta, Catherine Lord, , DSM-5 and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs): an opportunity for identifying ASD subtypes, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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