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Is Asperger Syndrome Going to be in the DSM-5?

By Anonymous January 19, 2013 - 10:03pm
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I have been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, a High-Functioning form of Autism in which there is no notable delay or deficit in speech or cognitive abilities. I never had a delay in either one (I was even an early talker). I heard that Asperger Syndrome will not be on the Autism Spectrum in the DSM-5. Does that mean that Asperger Syndrome is going to be a completely separate disorder with a some of the same characteristics as Autism, or does it mean that Asperger Syndrome will not be in the DSM-5 at all.

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Hi Anonymous,

Recent news say no...http://www.today.com/moms/farewell-aspies-some-families-reluctant-let-go-aspergers-diagnosis-1B7821891?utm_hp_ref=parents&ir=Parents


By the publication will not be released until May.

Hope this helps.

January 20, 2013 - 9:47am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

What do you mean by that?

January 22, 2013 - 12:25am
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