Push To Add ‘Profound Autism’ Label to DSM Gains Steam
[Source: Disability Scoop]
Support for recognizing profound autism as a separate psychiatric diagnosis has gained momentum recently with several high-profile endorsements.
Since a 2013 change to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, autism spectrum disorder has been an umbrella diagnosis encompassing everyone from mildly affected individuals who used to be diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome to those who are nonverbal and require 24-hour care.
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