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ERIC Number: EJ826358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9630
Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnostic Issues for the Coming Decade
Volkmar, Fred R.; State, Matthew; Klin, Ami
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, v50 n1-2 p108-115 Jan-Feb 2009
A decade and a half have elapsed since DSM-IV and ICD-10 appeared. During this time the convergent definitions of autism and related disorders in these two diagnostic systems have stimulated tremendous research. In this brief review we summarize areas of progress and continuing controversy, including approaches to diagnosis in more cognitively able individuals on the autism spectrum, diagnosis in very young infants, the issue of subtypes, and the potential contribution of genetic research. The use of dimensional assessments has some advantages as do the insights from prospective studies. At this point it will be important to study not only causative factors but developmental processes disrupted in these disorders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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