Asperger's to be eliminated as a diagnosis




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Transcript:
ASPERGER'S DISORDER WILL SOON BE
RECATEGORIZED.
THE AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC
ASSOCIATION WILL INCORPORATE
ASPERGER'S INTO THE DIAGNOSIS OF
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER. A
PERSON WITH ASPERGERS HAS
TROUBLE WITH NORMAL SOCIAL
INTERACTIONS AND ABILITY TO READ
EMOTIONS. THIS DIAGNOSIS COULD
MAKE SOME SCHOOL SERVICES EASIER
FOR THEM, BUT IT COULD ALSO HAVE
THE OPPOSITE EFFECT. THIS HAS
BEEN A 14 YEAR REVISION PROCESS
THAT SOME DOCTORS THINK WILL
SIMPLIFY THE DIAGNOSTIC PROCESS.
26:56 THE EXPERTS THAT HAVE
CREATED THIS AND MODIFIED THIS
OVER THE YEARS, MY GUESS WOULD
BE THAT THEY FELT THAT THOSE
SYMPTOMS WERE SO CLOSELY
ALLIGNED WITH SOMETHING THAT
ALREADY EXISTED THAT IT JUST
MADE SENSE TO HAVE IT UNDER ONE
CATEGORY.
ASPERGER'S DISORDER AS A