DSM-5

Politics makes utter fools out of otherwise rational people. The vitriol aimed at President George W. Bush by his political opponents caused psychiatrist and political commentator Charles Krauthammer to coin the tongue-in-cheek term "Bush Derangement Syndrome." It caught on. Pundits subsequently seized upon the terms "Obama Derangement Syndrome" and "Trump Derangement Syndrome."

Now, it appears as if some psychologists want to give these satirical diagnoses an air of medical authority. An article in Kaiser Health News, which was (unbelievably) reprinted by...

1314902_99313658According to the CDC, one in 68 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In Denmark, that number is one in 100. The prevalence of ASD has increased significantly over the last thirty years. In order to explain this increase, everything from vaccines to pesticides to mercury have been blamed all of which have been disproved by...

136655577Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects about one out of every fifty school children. However, according to the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-5) which contains an updated definition of autism spectrum disorders, that number may go down to about one in every 100 school children. At least that s what a new study published in JAMA predicts.

Researchers at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental...