Friday, December 7, 2012

Asperger's and PPD-NOS

 Asperger"s and the less mentioned PPD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified

The American Psychiatric Association voted this weekend to remove the diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome from the so-called bible of psychiatry, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders. People with Asperger’s will now more likely be diagnosed as having autism spectrum disorder. The APA says the change will lead to more accurate diagnoses for people with autism — but critics say removing the diagnosis may result in fewer people getting the services and care they need. Read more....
 Emily Willingham Contributor 

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