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Is Asperger's syndrome no longer going to be considered an actual disorder?

If so, what are people who were diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome going to be considered as? Are we going to just be considered "Autistic" or are we no longer going to be diagnosed with anything?

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Asperger's Syndrome will be dropped from the Psychiatric DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistics Manual-5). It will be lumped in with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Here is a link that explains more.

http://m.cbsnews.com/storysynopsis.rbml?pageType=health&url=http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57556754/aspergers-syndrome-dropped-from-american-psychiatric-association-manual/&catid=57556754

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Thank you. That explains a lot.
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I don't understand your question. Aspergers is a high functioning form of autism.

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Yes, but people with Aspergers and people with Autism are put into to different categories. People with Autism are known to have mental delays, trouble communicating (Some take years to actually start talking, and some never do), and do not have the capability of living on their own. People with Aspergers have some trouble making friends and socializing. I did some research on it after I asked this question. http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2010/03/10/1046057/ap-asperbergers-syndrome-no-longer.html
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Wow that was very informative. Thanks for the link, I substitute teach.
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And I was the one who asked the question Hahaha. Welcome.
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Lol
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I know about autism. My grandson (the older brother of the little boy who's picture I use here) is autistic. As I understand it Aspergers is a very high functioning form of autism . These people are generally very intelligent and while the can communicate far better then most other autistic people, but still unable to make close personal connections, unable to feel empathy.
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I was diagnosed with Aspergers years ago. Fortunately, It doesn't have too much of an effect on me now that I am older. There is a lot of confusion with both Autism and Aspergers, because people who have been diagnosed with one may not have all the usual traits. It seems like putting everyone under Autism will just add to the confusion, because now they have an even wider range of levels.
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I did not hear that they were getting rid of it

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They are. Read the link I put in cookieroma's answer. Everyone who has been diagnosed with Aspergers is now "Autistic".
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I didn't know that
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Thanks for the info
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Welcome.
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