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How broad a range are the autism spectrum disorders? How many people are now in that group?
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Dr. Shamshad Haroon
Psychiatry
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In brief: It is a classificati
Dsm criteria are a way we classify the illness in mental health so we md's can agree on diagnosing .
It is not a group of patient autism spectrum has various groups from autism to aspergers to retts to cdd to pdd nos but the purpose is not to categorize according to severity but according to classification and diagnostic criterias.

In brief: It is a classificati
Dsm criteria are a way we classify the illness in mental health so we md's can agree on diagnosing .
It is not a group of patient autism spectrum has various groups from autism to aspergers to retts to cdd to pdd nos but the purpose is not to categorize according to severity but according to classification and diagnostic criterias.
Dr. Shamshad Haroon
Dr. Shamshad Haroon
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: We used to say the
Spectrum extended to the " absent minded professor, " now we say it extends to the " rich techie.
" seriously, there is a term " broader autism phenotype, " but it's not a diagnosis. The whole point of early diagnosis & evidence-based therapy is to move symptoms out on the spectrum so they become eccentricities that do not harmfully impact the person's function.

In brief: We used to say the
Spectrum extended to the " absent minded professor, " now we say it extends to the " rich techie.
" seriously, there is a term " broader autism phenotype, " but it's not a diagnosis. The whole point of early diagnosis & evidence-based therapy is to move symptoms out on the spectrum so they become eccentricities that do not harmfully impact the person's function.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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