Diagnosis

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.

Hispanic Children with Autism Remain Undiagnosed, Reveals Study

Source: 
Autism
Date Published: 
March 7, 2012
Abstract: 

When compared to non-Hispanic white children, Hispanic youth are more likely to go undiagnosed for developmental issues and autism, says a study from UC Davis MIND Institute.

Researchers Exploring Whether Anatomy Of The Lower Lungs Airways Indicates Autism

Source: 
Children's Health Center at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Date Published: 
August 28, 2012
Abstract: 

Researchers at the St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center of Phoenix are looking into whether anatomy of the bronchi of lower lungs airways indicates autism.

Questionnaire Completed by Parents May Help Identify One-Year-Olds at Risk for Autism

Source: 
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Date Published: 
July 13, 2012
Abstract: 

According to researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, a new parent evaluation tool may help identify children with ASDs as early as 12 months.

Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston Identify Brain Activity Patterns Specific to Children with Autism

Source: 
Time
Date Published: 
June 26, 2012
Abstract: 

Study from Children's Hospital Boston uses EEG to identify specific brain activity patterns in children with autism.

Study from Kennedy Krieger Institute Suggests that "Head Lag" Test Might Help Diagnose Autism

Source: 
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57435717-10391704/simple-head-lag-test-may-help-diagnose-autism-research-suggests/
Date Published: 
May 16, 2012
Abstract: 

New study by Dr. Rebecca Landa of the Kennedy Krieger Institute suggests that "head lag" test might help diagnose autism.

Autism science is moving 'stunningly fast'

Source: 
USA Today
Date Published: 
April 10, 2012
Abstract: 

Researchers today also say they're beginning to make progress, perhaps for the first time, in understanding the autistic brain.

What to Make of the New Autism Numbers

Source: 
Time Magazine
Date Published: 
April 9, 2012
Abstract: 

Evidence shows an increased number of autism diagnoses. There is the possibility that the increase in cases is entirely the result of better detection. Scientists must work to uncover the truth.