Brief Report: Should the DSM V Drop Asperger Syndrome?
- Mohammad Ghaziuddin
- … show all 1 hide
Rent the article at a discountRent now
* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.Get Access
The DSM IV defines Asperger syndrome (AS) as a pervasive developmental (autistic spectrum) disorder characterized by social deficits and rigid focused interests in the absence of language impairment and cognitive delay. Since its inclusion in the DSM-IV, there has been a dramatic increase in its recognition both in children and adults. However, because studies have generally failed to demonstrate a clear distinction between AS and autism, some researchers have called for its elimination from the forthcoming DSM V. This report argues for a modification of its diagnostic criteria and its continued retention in the diagnostic manual.
- American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed.). Washington, DC: APA.
- Asperger, H. (1944). Die autistischen Psychopathen im Kindersalter. Archiv fur Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten, 117, 76–136. CrossRef
- Bartak, L., & Rutter, M. (1976). Differences between mentally retarded and normally intelligent autistic children. Journal of Autism and Child Schizophrenia, 6, 109–120. CrossRef
- Fombonne, E., & Tidmarsh, L. (2003). Epidemiologic data on Asperger disorder. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 12(1), 15–21. CrossRef
- Ghaziuddin, M. (2008). Defining the behavioral phenotype of Asperger syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38, 138–142. CrossRef
- Ghaziuddin, M., & Gerstein, L. (1996). Pedantic speaking style differentiates Asperger syndrome from high-functioning autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 26, 585–595. CrossRef
- Ghaziuddin, M., & Mountain-Kimchi, K. (2004). Defining the intellectual profile of Asperger Syndrome: comparison with high-functioning autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 34, 279–284. CrossRef
- Klin, A., & Volkmar, F. R. (2003). Asperger syndrome: Diagnosis and external validity. Child Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics North America, 12(1), 1–13. CrossRef
- Mayes, S. D., Calhoun, S. L., & Crites, D. L. (2001). Does DSM-IV Asperger’s disorder exist? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 29, 263–271. CrossRef
- Volkmar, F. R., Klin, A., Schultz, R. T., Rubin, E., & Bronen, R. (2000). Case conference. Asperger’s disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 157, 262–267. CrossRef
- Wing, L. (1981). Asperger’s syndrome: A clinical account. Psychological Medicine, 11, 115–129. CrossRef
- Wing, L., & Gould, E. (1979). Severe impairments of social interaction and associated abnormalities in children: Epidemiology and classification. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 9(1), 11–29. CrossRef
- Brief Report: Should the DSM V Drop Asperger Syndrome?
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume 40, Issue 9 , pp 1146-1148
- Cover Date
- Print ISSN
- Online ISSN
- Springer US
- Additional Links
- Asperger syndrome
- DSM V
- Industry Sectors
- Author Affiliations
- 1. University of Michigan Medical Center, Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-0277, USA