Friday's Progress Notes - June 2013
Mental Health Information - Vol. 17 Issue 5
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2. AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION
Autism Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-V
One of the most important changes in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
4. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Primary Care for Children with Autism
Autism is a lifelong condition, but early recognition, diagnosis, and treatment can improve the prognosis.
5. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
Sound Advice on Autism
The AAP offers an interview with Dr. Harvey Karp, a pediatrician and child development specialist. He is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine
6. PSYCHIATRY MMC
Behavioral Therapy with an Individual with Asperger's Disorder
Improving emotional identification and coping in individuals with ASDs can help to improve social deficits.
7. VIRTUAL MENTOR
Can Parents of a Child with Autism Refuse Treatment for Him?
Young children are generally presumed to have autonomy that is incomplete due to age and cognitive development.
8. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Intervention Options for Parents and Educators
Collaborative and positive relationships between parents and teachers are essential.