REGISTERED COPYRIGHT No. TX7-713-909 - Autism Mental Status Examination


Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neuropsychiatric disorder that is characterized by delays in the development of social and communications skills in additional to behavioral disturbances such as insistence on sameness and encompassing preoccupations.  It is estimated that 1 in every 70 children in the US will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. 


The gold standard diagnostic assessment for autism is a three-tiered approach consisting of the clinical evaluation, the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and the Autism Diagnostic Interview.  This approach provides a tremendous amount of information and has standardized diagnostic practices in research settings.  Some major drawbacks are that it is very time consuming, costly and requires trained individuals to administer. 


Professor David Grodberg of the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has developed a diagnostic method for autism called the Autism Mental Status Exam. (AMSE).  This is a diagnostic classification tool that structures and prompts the observation and recording of social, communicative and behavior of autism patients.  The AMSE is to be used in a clinical setting and requires the examiner to score only eight components.  It is designed to support a clinical diagnosis of autism that can be implemented in a timely manner without requiring the examiner to have additional advanced training.


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Lisa Placanica
Business Development Director
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
David Grodberg
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