In my opinion if he has a Dx of ADHD he already has a Dx of ASD as in all but current official classifications and narrow minded professional mindsets, ADHD is an autistic condition. Most of these sub-classifications will be fall out of use, DSM has dropped Aspergers, more will follow.

I also believe that most if not all Dx of “bipolar” will change again, also fall into the ASD umbrella when a more specific and truly diagnostic test is available – as one day it surely will be.

 

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111…

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…

 

Not wishing to upset anyone or indeed start some form of tribal or elitist war but one has to remember that Asperger himself was characterising a subset of individuals described as “Autistischen“, he himself describing a less serious form. So I think in this case DSM V is kind of clarifying matters (not to say I completely agree with it!).

However, I am vehemently against all the labels across the entire Autistic Spectrum, society and the medical and allied fraternities can have some pugnacious attitudes to the word autism. I wish the whole use of all the words would just go away in a diagnostic sense and come up with something completely different maybe simply PDD?


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