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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 Anonymousreply 3106/06/2013

I guess Aspies have run their course.

What is the new DMDD all about?

by Anonymousreply 112/03/2012

They are also getting rid of Gender Identity Disorder.

by Anonymousreply 212/03/2012

[quote] They are also getting rid of Gender Identity Disorder.

About frickin' time.

by Anonymousreply 312/03/2012

Aspies are the new normal.

by Anonymousreply 412/03/2012

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 Anonymousreply 512/03/2012

No money in it for the profession R5's way.

by Anonymousreply 612/03/2012

What about peanut allergies????

by Anonymousreply 712/03/2012

Can we give them peanut allergies?

by Anonymousreply 812/03/2012

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 Anonymousreply 912/03/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1012/03/2012

It's a blessing not to be labeled with such a name. It was wrong on many levels to begin with.

by Anonymousreply 1106/05/2013

What does DMDD stand for? Damned Motherfucking Diatribing Douchebags?

by Anonymousreply 1206/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1306/05/2013

R5 and R6 are both nuts.

by Anonymousreply 1406/05/2013

I thought the spelling was pretentious as well, R13. I'm surprised they didn't change disruptive to dysruptive.

by Anonymousreply 1506/05/2013

I miss assburgers. : (

by Anonymousreply 1606/05/2013

Peanut allergies will be listed under the "Munchhausen by Proxy" disorder.

by Anonymousreply 1706/05/2013

It's all bullshit

by Anonymousreply 1806/05/2013

What about that tired people disease Dorothy had?

by Anonymousreply 1906/05/2013

I think DMDD is a positive addition. The idea is to provide an alternative to a full Bipolar diagnosis for kids.

by Anonymousreply 2006/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2106/05/2013

The backlash and discord with this revision is pretty fascinating.

by Anonymousreply 2206/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2306/05/2013

They didn't take away Fibromyalgia. It is very real and people die.

by Anonymousreply 2406/06/2013

R17 Good one!

by Anonymousreply 2506/06/2013

Caffeine withdrawal will be classified as a mental disorder in the DSM-5.

Yes, really.

by Anonymousreply 2606/06/2013

take away some fake disorders, add a few more

it's like the fashion season

by Anonymousreply 2706/06/2013

Withdrawal, as a component of addiction, has always been classified as a mental disorder.

However, there are strict criteria that precedes a diagnosis.

by Anonymousreply 2806/06/2013

[all posts by tedious troll removed.]

by Anonymousreply 2906/06/2013

It always was, but now it has lost its separate classification.

by Anonymousreply 3006/06/2013

They are still classifying by symptom not by cause.

by Anonymousreply 3106/06/2013
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