Introduction | Case 1.1A Second Opinion on Autism | Case 1.2Temper Tantrums | Case 1.3Academic Difficulties | Case 1.4School Problems | Case 1.5Fidgety and Distracted
In its approach to mental illness across the
lifetime of a patient, DSM-5 naturally begins with the neurodevelopmental
disorders. As a group, these disorders are usually first diagnosed
in infancy, childhood, or adolescence. Individually, these disorders
have undergone a mix of pruning, reorganization, and clarification,
including one of DSM-5’s most controversial changes—to the definition
of and diagnostic criteria for autism.