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Autism Library

  • Proposed DSM-5 Changes for Child Psychiatry
    The DSM-5 proposed diagnostic criteria have been put out for public view, in advance of field testing, on While the proposed ...
  • Research Updates in Psychiatry
    PSYCHOTHERAPY Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work or Not? The Plot Thickens Over the past several months, we have reviewed several articles that have endorsed cognitive behavioral ...
  • Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome: A Primer
    Autism has recently hit the radar screen in psychiatry and pediatrics. This is partly due to an increase in prevalence that has ...
  • DSM-5 Changes: Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    The new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) has a number of changes to what used to be disorders first ...
  • Autism and Schizophrenia
    Emerging study results suggest that there are both clinical and biological links between autism and schizophrenia. The question regarding whether there is phenotypic overlap or comorbidity between autism and schizophrenia dates back to 1943, when Kanner1 first used the term “autism” to describe egocentricity.
  • Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Recent attention has focused on identification of early signs that may identify children at risk for development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Differences in feeding patterns, vocalization, and visual attention have been found between children with ASD and controls.