by JAC

how can you get a diagnosis if the label doesn't exist yet? i.e. it's not in the DSM

how can anyone actually claim that a child has SPD if there is no criteria set to measure that child's symptoms against?

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Apr 15, 2013
SPD is in DSM but still real.
by: Johannes

At one time autism was not known, until Leo Kanner described it. Just because the DSM has not caught up with the research that does not make it less real. I disagree that there are no criteria. Unfortunately there is no test like for strep throat and we have to rely on the reporting of parents and teachers.

One difficult question is "Where is the cut off point. We all have sensory peculiarities, but when does it become a disorder?"

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