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Dr. Martin Lubetsky discusses neurodevelopmental disorders with a focus on Autism Spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and a brief overview of communication and learning disorders.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe DSM-5 criteria for Intellectual Disability
  • List the changes in DSM-5 for the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Describe the specifiers in DSM-5 diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Reading Resources:

  1. Lubetsky, M.J., Handen, B.L., McGonigle, J.J. (Eds.), (2011).  Autism Spectrum Disorder – Pittsburgh Pocket Psychiatry Series.  New York:  Oxford University Press, Inc.
  2. Lubetsky MJ, Handen BL, Lubetsky M, McGonigle JJ.Systems of care for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and serious behavioral disturbance through the lifespan.Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2014 Jan;23(1):97-110. 
  3. Kim YS, Fombonne E, Koh YJ, Kim SJ, Cheon KA, Leventhal BL. A Comparison of DSM-IV Pervasive Developmental Disorder and DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence in an Epidemiologic Sample. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 May;53(5):500-8.


Dr. Lubetsky has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 5/30/2014 | Last Modified On: 5/30/2014 | Expires: 6/1/2015

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