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The DSM 5 and autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 23 Jan 2012 8:32pm A recent article in the New York Times has sparked a renewed heated discussion on the topic of Autism and how the DSM 5 may change how it is diagnosed. The Times article, New Definition of Autism Will Exclude Many, Study Suggests , has already been discussed here at Left Brain/Right Brain. At that time there was a paragraph from the Tim ... Read on »
Ari's Omission : Autistic Disorder and Aspergers Disorder are Critically Different Disorders by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Sun 17 May 2009 10:12pm Why do some persons with Aspergers Disorder insist on the right to speak for persons with Autistic Disorder, to tell the world that persons with Autistic Disorder do not want to be cured, and why does the media let them get away with it? Newsweek has now become the latest stop for Ari Ne'eman, a very intelligent, highly articulate gentleman ... Read on »
CDC Autism Expert: 40% of Persons with an Autism Spectrum Disorder Also Have an Intellectual Disability by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Fri 04 Jun 2010 3:49am I have commented on several occasions about the fact that many persons with Autistic Disorder also have Intellectual Disabilities. That fact is a reference to Autistic Disorder as it currently exists in the DSM-IV and excludes, by definition, the many persons with Aspergers Disorder one of the Pervasive Developmental Disorders now commonly refe ... Read on »
New Definition of Autism May Exclude Many, Study Suggests by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 20 Jan 2012 5:42pm The New York Times reports New Definition of Autism May Exclude Many, Study Suggests . The study is not published yet and was presented at a conference in Iceland. The Times reports: The study results, presented on Thursday at a meeting of the Icelandic Medical Association, are still preliminary, but they offer the latest and ... Read on »
Comment on “Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of autism?” by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 04 Jul 2013 6:46pm As a graduate student I once watched a speaker at a conference give a clearly bad talk. My advisor was next to me and when the talk was opened for questions I asked him why he wasn’t pointing out the major flaws in the study. “Why bother” was the response. The study was so bad that one didn’t need to comment. That’s how I felt when a pap ... Read on »
Patterns In Chaos: Child Psychiatry, Violence and Autism by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Sat 01 Dec 2012 12:00am By Andrew J. Wakefield Patterns in chaos: understanding acts of “senseless” violence (also available at The Academic Integrity Fund site. At the Royal Free Hospital, London, in 1996 my gastroenterology colleagues and I were reliably informed by our attending child psychiatrist, that acts of extreme violence, such as the ... Read on »
Folic acid supplements and autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 22 Feb 2013 1:18am A recent study claims that women who take folic acid supplements before conception are at a lower risk of having an autistic child. In Association Between Maternal Use of Folic Acid Supplements and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children the authors found that the odds of a child being autistic were 40% lower if the mother took prenatal f ... Read on »
What Is Asperger Syndrome? by relationships .. Posted Sun 22 Nov 2009 10:00pm By Barbara L. Kirby Founder of the OASIS Web site ( ) Co-author of THE OASIS GUIDE TO ASPERGER SYNDROME (Crown, 2001, Revised 2005) Asperger Syndrome or (Asperger' s Disorder) is a neurobiological disorder named for a Viennese physician, Hans Asperger, who in 1944 published a paper which described a pattern of beha ... Read on »
autism prevalence 1 in 10 children by2013, 2018 at latest???!!! by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:19am Yes, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. This is a statistic that Asperger's author William Stillman says he believes will happen. Actually he says In fact, I’m going to predict that within five to ten years, the rate in the United States will jump to 1 in 10 children. He states this in his blog post ... Read on »
Asperger's, Autism, and the DSM: A New Autistic Spectrum without Asperger's Syndrome by Dr. Polly Doctor of Philosophy Posted Thu 12 Nov 2009 10:01pm Is Asperger's a distinct autistic disorder that deserves its own place on the autistic spectrum?  No. Not according to an expert panel charged with revising the upcoming fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the bible of mental health workers in addition to health insurance companies.  Th ... Read on »