Research on autism and mental disorders has been unsuccessful over the past few decades, as can be inferred from the poor results related to advances in other diseases. It is concerning that, after more than a half century of research based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), no biological markers have been found to prove the validity of the DSM mental disorders. Criticisms to DSM have been focused mainly on the categorical conceptualization, false comorbidity and the polythetic nature of diagnostic criteria. The lack of validity of the DSM model requests for a change in research designs, in order to overcome the problems derived from a paradigm that has stopped to be productive. In the field of clinical practice, it is even more pressing a change of mindset in order to incorporate the heterogeneity of endophenotypes that overflows the classification of the DSM, to adopt a dimensional perspective of mental problems and to develop an alternative interpretation for comorbidity. Related to research are suggested designs based on Domain Research Criteria and a multifactorial analysis with very large samples (big data). For clinical practice it is suggested a dimensional approach based on the specificities of each person with autism.
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Expanding the Differential of Cutaneous Epithelioid Tumors: A Case of Dedifferentiated Liposarcoma with Epithelioid Features Involving the Skin and Review of the Literature.
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- ACC 2020The American College of Cardiology decided to cancel ACC.20/WCC due to COVID-19, which was scheduled to take place March 28-30 in Chicago. However, ACC.20/WCC Virtual Meeting continues to release cutting edge science and practice changing updates for cardiovascular professionals on demand and free through June 2020.
Psych Congress 2019The annual Psych Congress, held in San Diego, California, from October 3-6, 2019, brings together members of the entire mental health team, including psychiatrists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists, and primary care physicians, with experts in mental health to improve patient outcomes through education.