Toddlers with autism may not hold same diagnosis under DSM-5

07/18/2013 | Clinical Psychiatry News

About 46% of toddlers who were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder using the DSM-IV-TR criteria will fail to meet the stricter DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, according to a study published in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Patients who manifested the most severe symptoms and challenging behaviors will probably retain their ASD diagnosis under the new criteria, the researchers said.

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