PCN-673 Topic 4 Autism Spectrum Disorder and the DSM Assignment
Autism Spectrum Disorder and the DSM
The change from the DSM-IV to the new DSM5 sparked controversy and debates in the mental health community in regards to ability to access services and how the patients were diagnosed.
Review the changes and select a side, either for the changes in the DSM5 or against the changes.
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Write a 1,050-1,400-word essay about the changes and in defense of the position in the argument you selected (for or against the changes). Be sure to include the following in your paper:
- A description of the changes from the former DSM-IV diagnoses of autism, Asperger’s syndrome, Rhett’s syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder to the current DSM5 umbrella diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders.
- A description of the potential benefits and potential consequences of the changes.
- At least five scholarly resources to support your position
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
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Course: PCN-673 Developmental Disabilities
School: Grand Canyon University