In addition, the dsm V would change the specific symptoms required to locate a child on the autism spectrum.
Moreover, the dsm changes risk an erosion of the autism spectrum at the higher-functioning end.
The phrase “sexual addiction” first showed up in the dsm in 1980, but was removed in 1994 due to lack of research.
The dsm V committee will not finalize its new diagnostic criteria until December.
The shooting in Arizona occurred just as psychologists are revising the dsm, psychology's bible.
“The idea is that this can help the process,” by which the dsm task force will finalize its criteria, McPartland said.
Still, the notion of coming out as an asexual, campaigning for changes in the dsm, and identifying with a group is hard work.
Because of these pending changes to the dsm, it is possible that the new CDC numbers might not hold true a year from now.
Klein was a member of the dsm IV committee on childhood disorders (dsm IV was published in 1994).
The dsm committee invites public comment on its proposals until June 15.