Diagnosis

A Better Early Blood Test for Autism

Source: 
The Sacramento Bee
Date Published: 
December 5, 2012
Abstract: 

Researchers at Boston's Children Hospital claim a new blood test outperforms existing genetic tests for diagnosing ASD.

Asperger's Won't Appear in Revised Diagnosis Manual

Source: 
ABC News
Date Published: 
December 3, 2012
Abstract: 

Autism Science Foundation President Alison Singer discusses DSM-V changes.

DSM V Final Diagnostic Criteria Approved by APA Board of Trustees

Source: 
Psychiatric News
Date Published: 
November 1, 2012

Diagnosing Autism in Neurobiological Research Studies

Source: 
Behavioural Brain Research
Date Published: 
November 12, 2012
Abstract: 

This review by Catherine Lord and Rebecca Jones looks at common tools and best practices for ASD diagnosis in research settings.

Prevalence and Correlates of Autism in a State Psychiatric Hospital

Source: 
Autism
Date Published: 
November 15, 2012
Abstract: 

This study estimated the ASD prevalence in a psychiatric hospital and evaluated the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) combined with other information for differential diagnosis. Undiagnosed ASD may be common in psychiatric hospitals. The SRS, combined with other information, may discriminate well between ASD and other disorders.

Nature Outlook: Autism Now Available Online

Source: 
Nature
Date Published: 
October 31, 2012
Abstract: 

Sponsored in part by ASF, the new Nature Outlook supplement on autism features articles on genetics, adulthood, brain imaging, diagnosis and more.

New Rules Allow Joint Diagnosis of Autism, Attention Deficit

Source: 
SFARI
Date Published: 
October 25, 2012
Abstract: 

Autism and ADHD diagnoses will no longer be mutually exclusive under proposed DSM-5 guidelines. Clinicians will be permitted to make official dual diagnoses when necessary.

Application of DSM-5 Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder to Three Samples of Children With DSM-IV Diagnoses of Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Source: 
The American Journal of Psychiatry
Date Published: 
October 1, 2012
Year Published: 
2012
Abstract: 

Substantial revisions to the DSM-IV criteria for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have been proposed in efforts to increase diagnostic sensitivity and specificity. This study evaluated the proposed DSM-5 criteria for the single diagnostic category of autism spectrum disorder in children with DSM-IV diagnoses of pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) and non-PDD diagnoses.

What the DSM-5 Portends for Research, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Source: 
Current Psychiatry Reports
Date Published: 
September 19, 2012
Abstract: 

With the impending release of DSM-5, this article reviews proposed changes related to ASD diagnosis and discusses possible implications of DSM-5 changes on autism treatment and research.

The Emerging Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Source: 
Science
Date Published: 
September 14, 2012
Abstract: 

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a genetically and phenotypically heterogeneous group of syndromes defined by fundamental impairments in social reciprocity and language development accompanied by highly restrictive interests and/or repetitive behaviors. Recent advances in genetics, genomics, developmental neurobiology, systems biology, monogenic neurodevelopment syndromes, and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) are now offering remarkable insights into their etiologies and converging to provide a clear and immediate path forward from the bench to the bedside.