For the first time in more than a decade, a new version of the DSM will be unveiled this weekend and with it comes major change to the way autism is diagnosed.
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.”
Arizona is the place to be when it comes to services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, according to a new national ranking.
New research suggests that a readily-available antibiotic can bring about improvements in behavior and anxiety for those with the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability.
Experts behind the new version of the DSM didn’t back down on major changes to the definition of autism, but appear to have made an about-face when it comes to intellectual disability.
In the largest-ever gift of its kind, a New York businessman is pledging millions toward improving health care services for people with intellectual disabilities.
In the wake of two high-profile cases of people with disabilities allegedly denied organ transplants due to their special needs, advocates are urging federal officials to step in.
A new drug is showing promise for treating social withdrawal and challenging behaviors associated with fragile X syndrome and some cases of autism.
A girl with intellectual disability who was reportedly denied a kidney transplant earlier this year because she’s “mentally retarded” will be receiving a new organ after all.
Two pharmaceutical companies are teaming up in an effort to bring medications to treat autism and intellectual disability to market sooner.
As experts behind a forthcoming update of the DSM look to revise psychiatry’s definition of “mental retardation” their efforts are becoming unexpectedly contentious.
A new study indicates that medication can reverse many symptoms of fragile X in mice, a finding which could have implications for people with other developmental disabilities too.
A Philadelphia hospital is apologizing for how it handled the case of a 3-year-old who was reportedly denied a transplant because she has an intellectual disability.
Weeks after claiming their 3-year-old was rejected for a kidney transplant because she has an intellectual disability, a New Jersey couple said the transplant may go through after all.
A Philadelphia hospital is taking heat after reportedly telling one mom her daughter would not be able to receive a kidney transplant because the 3-year-old has an intellectual disability.