If we get diagnosed next month - I can say no. IT's the only thing that makes sense logically.
Not really. When I review the DSM definition my DS fits it to a T. (even the new proposed definition)
No. It's really just a matter of looking up the diagnostic criteria in the DSM.
No not really.
I may have spent some time trying to FIND reasons to doubt it, but I was fooling myself.
I have, but my son also has Tourette Syndrome. Many of the behaviors that can accompany Tourette Syndrome are a lot like those seen with mild autism, so it's confusing to figure out what is causing what. At the end of the day, it doesn't much matter what is causing what, we just need to deal with the behaviors.
Quoting greenmommo:No, When I got the diagnosis for my DD, I went through many emotions but finally everything we were going through made sense. I went through a brief phase where I was concerned about the problems the label would give her-but then reframed my thinking-it is a key to much needed services and for others to understand her behaviors. That when she freaks out in the cafeteria, she's not just being a bad kid that "needs a good spanking."
Are you doubting? Do you not think your child has certain behaviors that meet the diagnostic criteria? Or are you just concerned about what the diagnosis means?
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