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:

  1. 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.
  2. A description of the potential benefits and potential consequences of the changes.
  3. 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.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.


Course: PCN-673 Developmental Disabilities
School: Grand Canyon University

  • 01/05/2020
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