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ERIC Number: EJ966851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Comparing Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders Using the Current "DSM-IV-TR" Diagnostic Criteria and the Proposed "DSM-V" Diagnostic Criteria
Worley, Julie A.; Matson, Johnny L.
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v6 n2 p965-970 Apr-Jun 2012
The American Psychiatric Association has proposed major revisions for the diagnostic category encompassing Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), which will reportedly increase the specificity and maintain the sensitivity of diagnoses. As a result, the aim of the current study was to compare symptoms of ASD in children and adolescents (N = 208) who met criteria for ASD according to only the "DSM-IV-TR" to those who met criteria according to the forthcoming version of the "DSM" and to those that were typically developing. Participants comprising the "DSM-IV-TR" and "DSM-V" groups did not score significantly different from each other on overall autism symptoms, but both groups scored significantly different from the control group. However significant differences emerged between the "DSM-IV-TR" and "DSM-V" groups in the core domain of nonverbal communication/socialization. Implications of the results and the proposed changes to the ASD diagnostic category are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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