Asperger's syndrome dropped from psychiatrists' handbook, the DSM

Posted by: Courtney Stevenson

DSM-5, the latest revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, merges Asperger’s with autism and widens dyslexia category. Other changes include abnormally bad and frequent temper tantrums will be diagnosed as DMDD, meaning disruptive mood dysregulation disorder. And the term gender identity disorder is replaced with gender dysphoria.

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