Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, a trailblazer in autism, answers a viewer question about obtaining an autism diagnosis and accessing treatment as an adult. She discusses the new diagnostic criteria, what criteria needs to be met in order to receive a diagnosis, and where you can go to receive a diagnosis.
Her recommendations include reading up on The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5), which is the authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research.
Click here to read more about the DSM5.
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Autism Live is a production of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), headquartered in Woodland Hills, California, and with offices throughout the United States and around the globe. For more information on therapy for autism and other related disorders, visit the CARD website.
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