Dsm Iv vs Dsm V Essay

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Comparison of DSM IV and DSM V SPECD 680s812 9/22/2014 Amy Willoughby DSM IV-TR vs. DSM V In 2013 the American Psychiatric Association revised the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel for Mental Disorders, now the DSM V, replacing the DSM IV-TR. In doing so, one of the many changes that occurred was the modification of the diagnostic criteria for Autism. I plan to explore the ways in which the two DSM’s are either different and/or similar. I will also address the concerns debated by parents and professionals alike about what affect this will have on the newly diagnosed. In addition, I will discuss if the omitting of an Asperger’s or Pervasive Development Disorder-not otherwise specific (PDD-NOS) will help or hinder some who would have received those diagnoses under the DSM IV. First, we will begin with the differences and similarities between the DSM IV-TR and the DSM V. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ICD 10 code 299.0) consists of 5 major deficits. Those include Social Communication, Restricted, Repetitive Patterns of Behavior, Interests or Activities, Late Emergent Language skills, Stereotyped and Repetitive use of Language or Idiosyncratic Language and lastly a Delay in Cognitive Development or Self-help skills. With regards to Social Communication the DSM 4 requires at least 2 out of 4 behaviors in subset A of Part I, whereas, DSM 5 lists 3 behaviors that demonstrate deficits and all three are required to be met. (Association (IV);Association (V)) In the area of Restricted, Repetitive Patterns of Behavior, Interests or Activities the DSM IV lists four behaviors, the DSM V includes those same four behaviors and added one more. The DSM IV required the presence of one behavior or pattern as opposed to the DSM V which now requires two. (Association (IV); Association (V)) Late Language Emergence and Stereotyped and Repetitive use of Language or Idiosyncratic
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