WU DSM-5 diagnostic criteria Discussion

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    In your professional practice, it is very likely that you will be presented with a number of cases that may fall under the ASD classification. Diagnosing ASD is typically done by a medical professional or other specialist with advanced training (e.g., developmental pediatrician, pediatric neurologist, child and adolescent psychiatrist, psychologist). While each patient will be different, understanding the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria used to properly diagnose patients with autism spectrum disorders is a necessary skill for mental health professionals. You may be asked to consult in the diagnostic process and should be aware of the major diagnostic procedures and criteria.

For this Discussion, you will consider the diagnostic criteria for ASD in the DSM-5 and apply it to determine if a case meets the criteria for ASD. You will provide a rationale for your diagnosis and cite sources to support your recommendation.

  • Review the Learning Resources for this week, specifically paying close attention to the media program. (Note: It is mandatory for you to review the media for the week prior to completing your Discussion.) Review the interactive media in the Learning Resources, “Application of DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria Case Study.”

Post a response to the following: Does this case meet the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ASD? Indicate the criteria you found from the DSM-5 that supports a possible diagnosis.

Read your colleagues’ postings.

Note: For this Discussion, you are required to complete your initial post before you will be able to view and respond to your colleagues’ postings.

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