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Avatar m tn Dr. Allen Frances, M.D. was the chair of the DSM IV and has 45 years experience in psychiatry. Here are some of his thoughts on the new DSM DSM 5 Is Guide Not Bible—Ignore Its Ten Worst Changes APA approval of DSM-5 is a sad day for psychiatry. Published on December 2, 2012 by Allen J. Frances, M.D. in DSM5 in Distress This is the saddest moment in my 45 year career of studying, practicing, and teaching psychiatry.
Avatar f tn Annie, The following link will take to the DSM-IV Criteria for ADHD...the same scale is used for adults as it used for children....with the only difference being that on criteria such as getting out of one's seat and such are usually more internal for adults....adults tend to have the self-discipline to stay seated and just fidget...move their feet, tap their fingers etc. Hope this helps. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/symptom.
Avatar n tn If you go to the autism forum and click on the Health Page link on the top right hand corner of the forum page I have posted the diagnostic criteria for DSM IV for autism. I have asked parents to post examples of their child's behaviour so that you can see what behaviours the professionals are looking for to meet the criteria. You can also google DSM IV for Aspergers and see what the difference is. If you suspect that something else is going on ie.
Avatar n tn I have posted the diagnostic criteria under DSM IV for autism and have asked parents to post examples of their child's behaviour that meets the criteria. You might find that helpful in seeing what behaviour the professionals would be looking for. If your child had no speech delay or disorder but has problems processing language, following instructions, takes language literally etc then you might like to google DSM IV for Aspergers just to see what the difference is.
Avatar n tn The former is medically Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), while the latter is DSM-IIIR. ADHD is also called AHDD or attention hyperactivity deficit disorder. So the basic difference is the presence of hyper-activity along with attention deficit in AHDD. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar m tn why do they call Adderall a stimulant when it says in the DSM-IV-TR it is or has no localized anesthetic area one can sense in their mind or body? if it causes a alteration of feelings and emotions and natural instinctual impulses which become dull, how is it a stimulant?
Avatar f tn DSM IV] (I) Qualitative impairment in social interaction, as manifested by at least two of the following: (A) marked impairments in the use of multiple nonverbal behaviors such as eye-to-eye gaze, facial expression, body posture, and gestures to regulate social interaction (B) failure to develop peer relationships appropriate to developmental level (C) a lack of spontaneous seeking to share enjoyment, interest or achievements with other people, (e.g..
Avatar n tn The person who diagnosed your daughter was he experienced only in ADHD? Have you looked at DSM IV for autism/aspergers/ADHD to see what the difference is in the criterias? If you google DSM IV you can look at the diagnostic criteria for the three different disorders. Start to keep a daily dairy and make notes of all her behaviours which you think are Aspergers or ADHD.
124426 tn?1239931600 I won't go into the specific diagnostic criteria here, because you can research these on your own. If you seacrh for DSM-IV Criteria, you'll find the prevailing diagnostic criteria for the various mental and emotional disorders. It is not unusual for doctors to prescribe medications for so-called 'off label' uses. Limited trials are accomplished when a drug is under development, and drugs are approved for use only in the instances which have been specifically studied.
Avatar n tn Your description did not mention any such preoccupations. The DSM-IV-TR, the manual that guides diagnosis, indicates that many individuals with Asperger's initially receive a diagnosis of ADHD. I think it would be worthwhile to have your son evaluated to be sure that he is receiving the amount and type of support that he needs. Whether or not he receives a diagnosis, it will be important for you and your son's school to work with him on his social issues.
Avatar n tn Google DSM IV Autism and DSM IV Aspergers for the diagnostic criteria for both these disorders. Does your son have age appropriate language and social interaction. Collecting things is not typically OCD. OCD relates to needing rituals and routines usually because there is an accompanying 'dread' that something will go wrong if you don't do things in the right order the right number of times.
Avatar n tn Or it could be ADHD... or a number of things. That's why it's helpful to see a professional to get an official evaluation. People on the forum can give opinions, but that's all they are, opinions. Opinions are no substitute for a real evaluation. With that in mind, it could be aspergers, but seek out a professional opinion.
Avatar m tn My PCm and Neuro both feel as though the lesions are from years ago the neuro psych testing DSM iv showed ADHD, cognitive, LD, Conversion DIS, among other dx just wanting answers.
Avatar f tn Patients with POTS (n=21), ADHD (n=18) and normal control subjects (n=20) were assessed for DSM-IV psychiatric disorders and completed a battery of questionnaires that assessed depression, anxiety and ADHD characteristics. Results: • Patients with POTS did not have an increased prevalence of major depression or anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, compared to the general population. Patients with POTS had mild depression.
Avatar f tn For a child to be diagnosed by the DSM-IV (1994) Criteria, they must have ADHD problems in two or more places. If the only person they asked was the parent, both you and I know that a lot more kids would be diagnosed as having ADHD due to poor parenting skills. The problem is what other choice is there.
Avatar f tn You dont say what Meds these children are taking they are sometimes the c ause of more behavioral problems I would suggest you take a look , put in side effects and the name of the Drug and see if you get any input from it.
709940 tn?1231903907 I would go back to your GP/Paediatrician and tell them you want referring to a multi-disciplinary team that has experience of diagnosing autism and aspergers. Have you googled DSM IV Aspergers/Autism/PDD NOS to get the clinical criteria the professionals are looking for? As you will see any child only has to get some of the behaviours in the areas mentioned. I would then begin making a daily diary of behaviours he shows that meets the criteria.
Avatar n tn If you are familiar with DSM IV reference guide, my son meets ALL of the criteria for early onset conduct disorder. However, NO ONE wants to diagnose him with it. I'm not saying it would help to diagnose him with this, but what isn't helping is that each medical professional I've taken him to has diagnosed him with something else....bi-polar disorder, ADHD, high-functioning autism, ODD, tourette's syndrome, and anxiety.
Avatar n tn By the way, I should have added that he too young to display Personality Disorder (as defined by DSM-IV), but he does not show signs of either Conduct Disorder or Oppositional Defiant Disorder (the pediatric 'versions' of Personality Disorder).
Avatar f tn Go to the autism forum page and click on the Health Page icon on the top right hand corner of the page. I have posted the DSM IV diagnostic criteria for autism and have asked parents to post examples of their child's behaviour so that parents can see the behaviour that the professionals are looking for that meets the diagnostic criteria. If that criteria looks like it could fit your child, then you need to have a multi-disciplinary team evaluation through your GP.
Avatar m tn OCD, ADHD, ASD. The last is a new one called autism spectrum disorder in the old DSM-IV it would've been called Asperger syndrome. Since the age of 11 they threw SSRIs such as Prozac and benzodiazepines such as clonazepam at me. This was to help call me down but all it ever did was call my body down and my head still would race I ended up on an extremely high dosage of three different types of benzo's. We have kept the Suboxone at 16 mg.
217229 tn?1192766004 Have a look under DSM IV for the clinical diagnostic critera for Aspergers. You could also look up the criteria for Schizo Affective Disorder and compare the two. If Aspergers sounds like him then he could get an evaluation, if that is what he wanted. If he has ADHD or Aspergers and has had difficulty with reading/writing it is worth looking up Irlen Syndrome. This is something that alot of children with dyslexia/Autism/ADHD have.
Avatar f tn Look at the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) and see if what you are seeing matches up with the symptoms or criteria for ADHD. Also, a Developmental Peditrician will be able to guide you through this process and/or help you find resources for your child. Although it may take a while to get an appt. it should be worth the wait.
Avatar n tn You can also look at the diagnostic criteria yourself. It is DSM IV for autism. I think the code no is 299. Spinning or flapping or typical behaviours for children on the spectrum. Also having a specific interest that is to the point of obsession is typical. Trains seem to be particularly common. In your post you have mentioned something in each of the areas required to get a diagnosis. Ie.
Avatar n tn You can google DSM IV Aspergers and see what the characteristics are. It is also common for child to have bits and pieces of different disorders. For example my son's main diagnosis is autistic spectrum disorder and he is considered high functioning because he has above average cognitive ability. But he can also be impulsive sometimes and have problems with focus and attenton which may be down to ADD.
Avatar n tn What country are you posting from? You can google the DSM IV criteria for Aspergers to see what behaviours the professionals are looking for. But getting a diagnosis should be free if you go through your GP or daughters paediatrician. A Special Ed teacher will be able to look at certain criteria for Aspergers and may/may not identify which of her behaviours are down to Aspergers, but she is not a professional who is experienced in diagnosing this disorder.
Avatar f tn Up to 40% of individuals with a brain injury have been found to meet DSM-IV criteria for substance use disorders prior to the injury. Conversely, 68% of people with a substance use disorder have also been found to have had some sort of previous head injury(503, 504). While there is a strong relationship between substance use and brain injury, the order of causality remains unclear(504-506).
443100 tn?1210625462 Here is a tool psychologists and psychaitrists use in diagnosing autism. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) Psychiatric Diagnoses are categorized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th. Edition. Better known as the DSM-IV, the manual is published by the American Psychiatric Association and covers all mental health disorders for both children and adults.
Avatar m tn However, I have posted the questinaire from the soon to be published DSM V, a long anticipitated update on the DSM IV(Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV). The following questoinaire is used as a preliminary diagnostic tool meant to help physicians/medical professionals identify addiction. As his spouse, you may be able to answer many of the questions on his behalf and possibly draw your own conclusions with regards to his substance use/abuse?
506438 tn?1210649293 I have attached below a list of the different criteria for Aspergers. I think you use DSM IV in the USA, but have a look at what the symptoms are and write down examples of where your son fits the descriptions. I think asking for a multi-disciplinary assessment through Health is better than going through Education.