ASCP Corner: Changes in the Diagnostic Criteria for Autism in <em>DSM-5</em>: Controversies and Concerns

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The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in May 2013. The new edition introduced major revisions to the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These changes could have a significant impact on patients and families affected by ASD, as well as mental health providers and researchers working in the field of autism.

J Clin Psychiatry 2013;74(7):739-740