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International Journal of Autism

2022, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A

Rethinking of autism spectrum disorder: A critique reflections on DSM-V and developing a new classification model


Author(s): Dr. Adel Abdulla Mohammed

Abstract: Autism spectrum disorder ASD first appeared in DSM-V issued by APA (2013) as a single entity and diagnosis instead of four distinct entities and diagnoses. It appeared as an output of a fusion process without a theoretical framework to be an alternative for all four types of the previously so-called autism spectrum disorders ASDs. A complex and reformulated version of DSM-IV autism diagnostic criteria is used with some sort of confusion to diagnose the new fused type of ASDs known as ASD. All these types or disorders physically and diagnostically disappeared from the manual despite their distinct existence in reality. Asperger was also fused with them despite its different and distinct nature and features that are not subjected to such fusion process. It seems that the implementation of DSM-5 ASD may cause more negative results than provides positive influences. A new classification model was developed as a better alternative for precise diagnosis of all types of ASDs, and guiding in developing suitable and individualized intervention programs for children with any type of these disorders, hopefully to modify their behavior.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Adel Abdulla Mohammed. Rethinking of autism spectrum disorder: A critique reflections on DSM-V and developing a new classification model. International Journal of Autism. 2022; 2(1): 21-25.
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