Over the last twenty years, research has helped us better understand autism in adults. In a podcast, NIMH Director Dr. Joshua Gordon interviews Dr. Ann Wagner, National Autism Coordinator, and Dr. Lisa Gilotty, chief of NIMH’s Research Program on Autism Spectrum Disorders, to discuss these research advances. Dec 03, · Asperger's syndrome will be dropped from the latest edition of the psychiatrist's "bible," the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM
Asperger's syndrome refers to a high-functioning form of autism. Although it was once classified as its own condition, Asperger’s is no longer an official distinct diagnosis in the Diagnostic and. This category does not include the mental disorders that we evaluate under neurocognitive disorders, autism spectrum disorder, or neurodevelopmental disorders. Anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders ().
Mental health and autism. Those of us with autism are more likely to experience mental health problems than the general population. This can be because there are fewer resources and support to help develop coping skills. Also, we can experience more negative life events, and face stigma and discrimination from people and services. Apr 26, · Prevalence of mental health conditions, sensory impairments and physical disability in people with co-occurring intellectual disabilities and autism compared with other people: a cross-sectional total population study in Scotland. Dunn K(1), Rydzewska E(2), Fleming M(3), Cooper SA(2).