This post is part of a series of guest posts on GPS by the graduate students in my Psychopathology course.…
In which we examine how labels change and impact individuals, particular for those with autism spectrum diagnoses.
In which treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders are discussed, as well as how insurance blocks coverage for the most effective one in numerous states.
In which one of my students takes a look at why so many have believed in the autism-vaccine connection.
In which one of my students take a look at why vaccines get all the coverage when discussing autism, and suggests alternatives.
In which one of my students takes a look at how the coincidental timing of vaccines, autism diagnoses, the DSM-IV, and the rise of online information created the conditions to give rise to the false autism-vaccine link.
In which we take a look at the changes made to the diagnostic criteria for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder from DSM-IV to DSM-5.
In which Andrew Wakefield’s fraudulent science linking vaccines to autism is examined and dissected.