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DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria

CLICK HERE to access the full-text of the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the related diagnosis of social communication disorder (SCD), as they appear in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

As of May 2013, psychologists and psychiatrists will be using these criteria when evaluating individuals for these developmental disorders.
We also have a wonderful presentation online by Doreen Granpeesheh, Ph,D explaining the changes. Click here to this presentation on our Vimeo channel.

For more information on the DSM-5, we recommend you visit the American Psychiatric Association webpage. CLICK HERE

You will find links to articles in Psychiatric News, fact sheets, and videos that explain the new organization and features of the DSM-5 and the diagnostic differences between DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5.


Click here to go to the Diagnostic Criteria for ASD -Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders