Asperger's to be dropped from DSM-5
CHICAGO -- The now familiar term "Asperger's disorder" is being dropped. And abnormally bad and frequent temper tantrums will be given a scientific-sounding diagnosis called DMDD. But "dyslexia" and other learning disorders remain.
The revisions come in the first major rewrite in nearly 20 years of the diagnostic guide used by the nation's psychiatrists. Changes were approved Saturday.
Full details of all the revisions will come next May when the American Psychiatric Association's new diagnostic manual is published, but the impact will be huge, affecting millions of children and adults worldwide. The manual also is important for the insurance industry in deciding what treatment to pay for, and it helps schools decide how to allot special education.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/06/2013|
I guess Aspies have run their course.
What is the new DMDD all about?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/03/2012|
They are also getting rid of Gender Identity Disorder.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/03/2012|
[quote] They are also getting rid of Gender Identity Disorder.
About frickin' time.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/03/2012|
Aspies are the new normal.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/03/2012|
I don't care if you like it or not but a kid that has a temper tantrum in school, kick them out. If they have a temper tamtrum at home...get a little switch and leave red marks all over the little fuckers. It hurts and no body likes to be hurt...unless they are a sick fuck. That's the way it is. Time out? My ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/03/2012|
No money in it for the profession R5's way.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/03/2012|
What about peanut allergies????
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/03/2012|
Can we give them peanut allergies?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/03/2012|
They aren't changing the rules so that people who are currently diagnosed as having Asperger's will suddenly be classifiable as "normal." They are moving all the different diagnoses under the umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Separating High-Functioning Austism from Asperger Syndrome was getting to be a matter of splitting hairs. It's all the same wiring quirk, expressed with different traits in greater or lesser degrees and in various combinations.
As in all the sciences, there is a constant back and forth between lumpers and splitters.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/03/2012|
But Billy's special. I hope Obamacare will still provide him the welfare he needs so when he turns 18 he can go on disability and get Section 8 and food stamps.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/03/2012|
It's a blessing not to be labeled with such a name. It was wrong on many levels to begin with.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/05/2013|
What does DMDD stand for? Damned Motherfucking Diatribing Douchebags?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/05/2013|
DL's aspie troll will go into a meltdown over this.
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. Sounds very negative, never mind the pretentious and odd spelling of "Dysregulation."
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/05/2013|
I thought the spelling was pretentious as well, R13. I'm surprised they didn't change disruptive to dysruptive.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/05/2013|
Peanut allergies will be listed under the "Munchhausen by Proxy" disorder.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/05/2013|
What about that tired people disease Dorothy had?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/05/2013|
I think DMDD is a positive addition. The idea is to provide an alternative to a full Bipolar diagnosis for kids.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/05/2013|
Thanks r20 -I was wondering what DMDD was about.
I saw my psychologist last week and already got my re-diagnosis. Formerly Aspergers, now ASD. He said that some milder manifestations will not meet the new criteria and may be reassigned to ADHD. I have always called myself autistic anyway so I welcome the name change.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/05/2013|
The backlash and discord with this revision is pretty fascinating.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/05/2013|
There should be adult testing and education. This isn't easy on anyone. Support for family members. Especially the kids and gkids of Aspies. Once everyone gets what it is, they'll know to have a social, separate life and soar. Both of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/05/2013|
They didn't take away Fibromyalgia. It is very real and people die.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/06/2013|
Caffeine withdrawal will be classified as a mental disorder in the DSM-5.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/06/2013|
take away some fake disorders, add a few more
it's like the fashion season
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/06/2013|
Withdrawal, as a component of addiction, has always been classified as a mental disorder.
However, there are strict criteria that precedes a diagnosis.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/06/2013|
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|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/06/2013|
It always was, but now it has lost its separate classification.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/06/2013|
They are still classifying by symptom not by cause.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/06/2013|