Autism diagnosis continued to generate a lot of news over the weekend. A few highlights:
From the Los Angeles Times- Early Signs of Autism May be Found in Babies’ Gaze
Shari Rosen, of the LA Times’ Booster Shots blog, reports on brain-imaging research which found that babies who went on to develop autism processed social information differently than other babies from as young as 6 months of age. This finding could lead to the earlier diagnosis of infants at risk for developing the disorder.
From the Huffington Post- DSM 5 Will Lower Autism Rates
Allen Francis, professor emeritus at Duke University, weighs in on the potential consequences of a redefinition of autism.
From the New York Times- Not Diseases, But Categories Of Suffering
Gary Greenberg, an author and psychotherapist, offers his perspective on the evolution and earning potential of the DSM-V.