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[Autism Spectrum Disorder in DSM-5 - concept, validity, and reliability, impact on clinical care and future research]

Christine M Freitag
Zeitschrift Für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie 2014, 42 (3): 185-92
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in DSM-5 comprises the former DSM-IV-TR diagnoses of Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder and PDD-nos. The criteria for ASD in DSM-5 were considerably revised from those of ICD-10 and DSM-IV-TR. The present article compares the diagnostic criteria, presents studies on the validity and reliability of ASD, and discusses open questions. It ends with a clinical and research perspective.

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