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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder DSM 5: ADHD

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

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) including the disorder formerly known as Asperger’s Syndrome

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.

Global Developmental Delay and Intellectual Disability

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

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