40% mistakenly diagnosed as autistic?! …do the ‘dsm experts’ they know what they are doing? – 02min

Posted: February 10, 2012 in Uncategorized
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So, the criteria for the diagnosis for autism is being updated, one would wonder why…
“More than a year before a new definition is expected to appear in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders–the standard mental-health reference used by psychiatrists and insurers–a scientific catfight has erupted over the best way to recategorize the spectrum of symptoms that comprise autism disorders. Many experts say the proposed definition, which is still being assessed, will narrow the criteria for autism. The question is, How much?”

Source: Time Magazine

until we also hear that “nearly 40 percent of the children ever diagnosed with autism disorders didn’t currently have autism, the parents reported. That rate is much higher than ever found by autism recovery researchers. Outside experts said they doubt it reflects a true rate of recoveries. Autism could have been suspected and later ruled out for some of the children, the authors wrote.”

Source: Huffington Post (also in Time article, but not available there for free viewing, see link above)

AlbertMohler.com, The Briefing. Listen to full audio here.

  1. Autism is simply the “lid that fits every cup”.
    If you’re asocial, non-talkative, passionate about one subject, not very empathic, rigid in your thinking, very tidy, very messy,… practically every thing that doesn’t fit in the idea of “normal”, they say it’s autism.
    Oh yes, and if you’re aggressive/moodswingy as well, it’s borderline. xD
    Psychiatry… it’s a hit-or-miss darts game, and they still need a lot of practice it seems…

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