Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Much like previous articles on this site up to this point, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is included within the neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive section of the DSM-5. Impairments in personal, social, academic, or occupational functioning may occur due to ASD. These include limitations in learning &/or executive functioning. I am not an
Due to the length of this entry, January’s look at Childhood-Onset Fluency Disorder (Stuttering) (Code 315.35; ICD F80.8), will – like December – be presented in two parts. As with the other disorders within this section, Speech Sound Disorder (Code 315.39; ICD F80.0) typically occurs within early childhood development, and as you may have guessed,
A controversial theoretical discourse focuses on a “return to Freud” by way of linguistics and cultural anthropology, so this next section has me excited to share more about communication disorders! Given the length is a little beyond what web designer prefer, this will be in two parts this month, with Part 1 immediately below.
Continuing the section of the DSM for neurocognitive disorders often diagnosed in childhood, a couple short paragraphs this entry: Within the chapter titled Neurodevelopmental Disorders, the next two diagnoses are shorter than most and take up where Intellectual Disability / Intellectual Development Disorder leaves off. Again, the differential diagnoses include major and mild neurocognitive disorders,
Neurodevelopmental Disorders begin on page 31 of the full-text manual and 17 of the desk reference. Both begin with intellectual disability or intellectual developmental disorder as the first disorder for the DSM-5, as this would be typically diagnosed in childhood, with a specification for whether mild, moderate, severe, or profound. The disorder clarifies the need
Key differences from the DSM-IV and DSM-IV-TR versus the DSM-5 are provided in the next section of the manual, while the cautionary consideration for the latest DSM remains mostly unchanged. The DSM-5 aligns nicely with the ICD-10 and ICD-11. Codes for diagnosis may be different, but both codes are necessary for the reimbursement by insurance.
As I state in another area of this site, I enjoy collegiality when working on behalf of an individual or couple to ensure faster recovery from pain and suffering. The term for this collaboration is “collateral.” Collateral is accomplished by way of a client’s or clients’ signed authorization to work with general practitioners, psychiatrists, and/or
This monthly section of the site examines each and every DSM-5 diagnostic found therein. My hope is that by reading this section of the site, anyone happening upon the pages may find it easier to understand a specific diagnosis or set of co-occurring diagnoses with regard to an article’s main topic. Simultaneously, it is my