DSM-V http://wesa.fm en Living with Autism and Revising the DSM http://wesa.fm/post/living-autism-and-revising-dsm <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">April is Autism Awareness Month and if you or your child has autism you've likely heard of the DSM, published by the American Psychiatric Association. DSM stands for the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.dsm5.org/Pages/Default.aspx" style="font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Diagnostic and Statistical Manual</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;and the main purpose of the manual is to provide standard guidelines for clinicians to use when diagnosing psychological disorders and conditions. The manual outlines criteria that must be met to receive a diagnosis, as well as labeling and coding sometimes used by insurance companies to identify the diagnosis. The DSM is periodically revised and this spring new revisions to the manual will be published. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:50:31 +0000 Heather McClain 8328 at http://wesa.fm Living with Autism and Revising the DSM