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What’s expected in the new DSM-5

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is an enormous reference book that doctors use to diagnose mental disorders. The new DSM-5 was approved last Saturday by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and will be published in May 2013. The last edition was published in 1994, almost two decades ago. In his announcement message, APA […]

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New Insights Into What’s Driving the Autism Epidemic

A flurry of new research offers some intriguing clues into the mystery of what causes autism, which in the past, has been blamed on everything from childhood vaccines to poor parenting. Recently, the CDC reported that 1 in 88 eight-year-old children have autism spectrum disorder (ASD), an alarming 78 percent increase from 2002 when the […]

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