Navigation Links
Guideline Changes Have Asperger's Community on Edge
Date:4/18/2013

By Lisa Esposito
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- People with Asperger's syndrome -- mild autism with normal or sometimes superior verbal ability and intelligence -- are at a crossroads: Their diagnosis is about to disappear.

In 1994, Asperger's was recognized as its own disorder in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-4). For some people, realizing that they fit into the Asperger's diagnosis was a "eureka" moment of sorts.

In mid-May, however, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) will unveil the latest edition of the diagnostic manual. In the DSM-5, the Asperger's term will not exist -- and many people with Asperger's are upset.

Hallmark symptoms -- significant impairment in work and social functioning, inability to understand nonverbal communication, repetitive behaviors and restricted routines -- will be folded into the term "autism spectrum disorders," ranging from the mildest to most severe autism.

The APA says that with the change, diagnosis will become more accurate and consistent.

"The intent was that it would make diagnosis more straightforward," said Catherine Lord, a member of the APA group that updated the diagnoses. "They're not necessarily different disorders because, at least biologically, nobody can differentiate Asperger's from autism."

"One of the good things that the idea of Asperger's syndrome did was make people aware that somebody can have quite significant social deficits but be a very intelligent person," said Lord, director of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. "The goal of our committee is not to lose those people but to say they can be recognized within this broader concept of autism spectrum disorders."

But many with Asperger's believe they will fall off the spectrum and lose access to needed services. And they fe
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Some Slightly Obese May Gain From Weight-Loss Surgery, Guidelines Say
2. Study reports adenoma detection rates are higher than current guidelines suggest in both men and women
3. American College of Physicians releases ACP Clinical Guidelines app
4. Phoenix Home Contractor, Republic West Home Announces Guidelines for Replacing Windows in Phoenix to Avoid Health Issues Caused by Mold
5. Study suggests federal guidelines for treating teen PID need clarification
6. Mayo Clinic: New multiple myeloma treatment guidelines personalize therapy for patients
7. Easter Eggs v Gum Disease: New Healthy Guidelines From Eludril and Elgydium
8. New Guidelines Raise Safety Bar on Concussions
9. New Pap Guidelines May Miss Aggressive Cancer in Young Women: Study
10. New guidelines for standardizing glucose reporting and optimizing clinical decision making in diabetes
11. Pediatrics Group Issues New Ear Infection Guidelines
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Guideline Changes Have Asperger's Community on Edge 
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... assistPoint Partners, ... innovation to consolidate oncology patient assistance programs. Through a secure web portal, assistPoint ... assistPoint is an enterprise level, cloud-based application and workflow solution. This provides cancer ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI) is pleased ... Medical Building on Wake Robin Road in Lincoln, RI. This satellite office will ... the most extensive out-patient x-ray hours in the state, which includes evenings and weekends. ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... An article published July ... be a viable method for encouraging people to lose weight. Specifically the study compared ... their weight loss success, adding a financial incentive to the overall incentive of increased ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... 04, 2015 , ... Angelina Jolie is in it at age 39. “It” ... Dr. Angela DeRosa, DO, MBA, CPE aka “Dr. Hot Flash,” arguably the ... out of menopause. , Myth #1: Menopause only affects old ladies. – Menopause ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... Worldwide Power Products acquires ... expanding its reach in Texas. Effective July 1st of this year, Worldwide Power ... division. With the North Texas acquisition, Worldwide Power Products (“WPP”) now services ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:assistPoint.com Web Site Launched 2Health News:Rhode Island Medical Imaging Opens Satellite Imaging Center on Wake Robin Road in Lincoln 2Health News:Article on Incentivizing Weight Loss Mirrors Similar Motivations Surrounding Weight Loss Surgery, Says Dr. Feiz & Associates 2Health News:"Dr. Hot Flash" Debunks the Top 5 Menopause Myths 2Health News:"Dr. Hot Flash" Debunks the Top 5 Menopause Myths 3Health News:North Texas Acquisition Press Release 2
... have identified a new gene family (UTX-JMJD3) essential for ... crucial for stem cell maintenance and differentiation, and the ... development of cancer. , The results are ... follows up on 2 other high-impact articles on related ...
... moments into the brain, study suggests , , WEDNESDAY, Aug. ... understand why frightening, traumatic memories go so deep and ... study in rats shows that a powerful neurochemical called ... trauma -- but it also "imprints" an emotional fear ...
... of secondary procedures , , TUESDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) ... peritonitis may not automatically need to undergo more operations ... In the United States, most surgeons choose to wait ... surgery, said Dr. David Flum, a gastrointestinal surgeon at ...
... highly effective in preventing the behavioral and academic problems ... a five-year study led by researchers at Lehigh Universitys ... and funded by the National Institute of Mental Health ... children aged 3 to 5 who have shown significant ...
... at the University of Liverpool that has identified a ... content of the diet. , Researchers found that the ... is not only present in the tongue, but also ... for the treatment of diabetes and obesity, as well ...
... be deadly , The Internet is serving as ... ideas about HIV/AIDS, which could have terrible public health ... Medicine. , "It may seem remarkable that, 23 years ... that the virus is the cause of AIDS," say ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study Probes Roots of Fearful Memories 2Health News:One Surgery Often Enough for Peritonitis 2Health News:Non-medicinal treatment touted for pre-schoolers with ADHD 2Health News:Non-medicinal treatment touted for pre-schoolers with ADHD 3Health News:Discovery of 'sugar sensor' in intestine could benefit diabetes 2Health News:HIV denialists spread misinformation online -- consequences could be deadly; and more 2
(Date:8/4/2015)... 4, 2015 ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("ANI") (NASDAQ: ... three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and ... host its earnings conference call this morning, August 4, ... parties can join the call by dialing (855) 582-8078. ... Include: , Year-to-date net revenues of $38.3 million, an ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... Aug. 4, 2015  Ironshore Pharmaceuticals & Development, ... Health, a company specializing in personalized medicine, to ... trial, designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy ... treat Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This is Restore,s second ... Health originally partnered with Ironshore in 2014 and ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... WEST JORDAN, Utah , Aug. 3, 2015  BC ... Solutions has acquired Ohio Valley Medical Systems, one of ... MRI systems.  The addition of Ohio Valley Medical Systems ... to now include Hitachi MRI.   "We ... Mark Alvarez , President and CEO of BC Technical. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ANI Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Year-To-Date 2015 Results and Highlights 2ANI Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Year-To-Date 2015 Results and Highlights 3ANI Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Year-To-Date 2015 Results and Highlights 4ANI Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Year-To-Date 2015 Results and Highlights 5ANI Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Year-To-Date 2015 Results and Highlights 6ANI Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Year-To-Date 2015 Results and Highlights 7ANI Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Year-To-Date 2015 Results and Highlights 8ANI Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Year-To-Date 2015 Results and Highlights 9ANI Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Year-To-Date 2015 Results and Highlights 10ANI Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Year-To-Date 2015 Results and Highlights 11ANI Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Year-To-Date 2015 Results and Highlights 12ANI Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Year-To-Date 2015 Results and Highlights 13ANI Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Year-To-Date 2015 Results and Highlights 14ANI Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Year-To-Date 2015 Results and Highlights 15ANI Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter and Year-To-Date 2015 Results and Highlights 16Restore Health Secures Another Clinical Trial with Ironshore Pharmaceuticals & Development 2BC Technical Acquires Ohio Valley Medical Systems 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: