From Asperger's Autistischen Psychopathen to DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder and Beyond: A Subthreshold Autism Spectrum Model

About the Course:

This article describes the diagnostic evolution of Autism Spectrum Disorders, with particular emphasis regarding its presentation in adults. With this summary in mind, the article then describes a model of subthreshold autism. The authors assert that such subthreshold presentations may well include early onset precursors, prodromal features of onset or recurrence, or persistent residual symptoms, as well as personality traits, independently from their interference with the overall functioning and quality of life. It concludes with a brief section detailing new perspectives for future research.

Publication Date:

Clinical Practice & Epidemiology in Mental Health, 12 2016


Liliana Dell'Osso, MD
Riccardo D Luche, MD
Camilla Gesi, MD, PhD
Illenia Moroni, MD
Claudia Carmassi, MD, PhD
Mario Maj, MD

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about Autism Spectrum Model. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the work of Hans Asperger with children experiencing certain social, communication, and motor deficiencies.

  2. Discuss the diagnostic changes in autism between DSM-IV and DSM-5.

  3. Identify features of the subthreshold autism spectrum model as discussed by the authors.

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Course Number: 102323
Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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