In a first-of-its-kind report, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that as many as 1 in 5 American children has a mental disorder including autism.
Just weeks before a new version of the DSM is scheduled for release, the head of the National Institute of Mental Health says “patients with mental disorders deserve better.”
In the largest study of its kind, researchers are reporting that autism may be more closely tied to a handful of other psychiatric disorders than previously thought.
Major changes to the diagnostic criteria for autism and other conditions are on track to take effect after the nation’s psychiatrists gave final approval to a new version of the DSM.
Medicaid is saving substantial amounts of money by limiting access to behavioral medications. But is it fair to the patients?
As experts behind a forthcoming update of the DSM look to revise psychiatry’s definition of “mental retardation” their efforts are becoming unexpectedly contentious.
The panel responsible for crafting new diagnostic criteria for autism, intellectual disability and other disorders is seeking public comment for a third and final time.
Being left out or bullied is more likely to lead to depression in children with developmental disabilities than any facet of their condition, new research indicates.
Members of the committee tasked with updating the diagnostic criteria for autism appear to be digging in as critics worry that proposed changes will strip many of their diagnosis.
A new federal initiative could make it significantly easier for people experiencing a psychiatric emergency — including those with disabilities — to get the care they need.
Some kids with autism lose the label as they age. Now a new study is helping to explain why the diagnosis sticks around for some and not others.
Many currently diagnosed with autism could lose the label if proposed changes to the definition of the developmental disorder go through as planned, a new analysis suggests.
More psychiatric hospitals are working to meet the needs of kids with autism and other developmental disabilities, a new study finds, but despite significant growth, services remain limited.
A panel of pediatric experts is calling on government regulators to further study the impact of antipsychotic drugs on children and improve labeling of the medications.
More than 30 percent of fathers of grown children with autism experience symptoms of depression so severe that they warrant clinical attention, first-of-its-kind research indicates.