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What is the difference between autism, autism spectrum?

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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
10 doctors agree

In brief: Semantics

The diagnosis of autism has broadened.
The term has also been softened with euphemisms like "asd" (autistic spectrum disorder). Clinically, the terms are now interchangeable.

In brief: Semantics

The diagnosis of autism has broadened.
The term has also been softened with euphemisms like "asd" (autistic spectrum disorder). Clinically, the terms are now interchangeable.
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: DSM-V changes

In dsm-iv, the current classification system, autism refers to a severe disorder usually evident in early childhood, whereas autism spectrum disorder involves an evolution of a range fo disorders autism, aspergers, and pdd as well as a less frequent disorder into a concepr of varying severrity of autism spectrum disorder in dsm-v.
See http://cpancf.Com/autismspectrumdisorder.Asp i.

In brief: DSM-V changes

In dsm-iv, the current classification system, autism refers to a severe disorder usually evident in early childhood, whereas autism spectrum disorder involves an evolution of a range fo disorders autism, aspergers, and pdd as well as a less frequent disorder into a concepr of varying severrity of autism spectrum disorder in dsm-v.
See http://cpancf.Com/autismspectrumdisorder.Asp i.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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