Have you heard that APA has officially dropped Aspergers from their manual? Most people close to the subject have been expecting this change for a while, but it is now official.
"The familiar "Asperger's," along with some similar disorders, will be lumped together under autism spectrum disorder, "to help more accurately and consistently diagnose children with autism," the APA said in a statement.
Other changes include entries for new disorders such as "hoarding disorder" or "disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD)," the latter characterized by abnormally bad and frequent temper tantrums. "Dyslexia" and other learning disorders that some feared would be removed from the manual, remained."
Do you know anyone previously diagnosed with Aspergers? Do you fear that these changes will affect their care?