Autism spectrum disorder: Diagnostic considerations

Goerge M. Realmuto

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


DSM-5 is a departure from previous diagnostic formats. Changes in emphasis are to be found in the salience of selected key symptoms. A more significant departure are the modifiers that can be used to express severity of selected groups of symptoms. Additionally specifiers and associated disorders including medical and genetic disorders should be included as part of an overall diagnostic picture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Molecular Basis of Autism
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781493921904
ISBN (Print)9781493921898
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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  • Diagnosis
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Symptoms


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