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DSM 5: ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder By now we’ve all heard of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, sometimes shortened to simply ADD when the hyperactivity (H) isn’t present. Individuals with this disorder are quite varied. My professional experience includes a number of clients diagnosed prior to attending therapy with me in
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Part 2: Diagnostic Features The DSM 5 indicates that criteria include challenges in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts over time. These include two separate overarching criteria, with three additional categories by which to diagnose this disorder. There is even a table by which 3 levels
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.
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
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
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