Skip to comments.Asperger's Officially Placed Inside Autism Spectrum
Posted on 02/10/2010 1:37:39 PM PST by GOP_Raider
Asperger's syndrome is really just a form of autism and does not merit a separate diagnosis, according to a panel of researchers assembled by the American Psychiatric Association.
But a new draft fifth edition released Wednesday moves Asperger's officially into the autism category, provoking a wide range of responses among people with Asperger's some of whom say they do not want to be labeled as autistic.
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its ok...i like
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The definition of autism has been so expanded as to make it a worthless diagnosis. My cousin was diagnosed with it in the 80s so I’m familiar. Every time I see the 1 in 124 stat on commercials I roll my eyes, knowing that too many people are going to believe it.
Autism exists, and it used to have definite symptoms. Now, any child—typically a boy—who has odd behaviors is automatically considered autistic regardless of the symptoms.
Autism today is a diagnosis in search of a symptom.
Don’t make an ash of yourself.
Personally, I’m sorry that they did that (although I suppose it is appropriate). Unfortunately it makes everyone think that all autistic children are really Asbergers and promotes unrealistic hopes for them. Furthermore, the parents of some Asberger’s children assume that all other autistic children — those more profoundly affected — could achieve the same accomplishments if only their parents and teachers tried harder.
Actually, it's a label in search of federal funding.
Almost as bad as Crohn's disease.
That too. Sad isn’t it?
While I was at work on Monday night, I had heard that autism diagnoses had gone up something like 600% in the past 30 years or so (so just a little longer than my own lifetime). Then I got to thinking: isn’t this kind of being over-diagnosed? When I was 7, I had a child psychologist actually say to my parents that I was actually autistic. She was unusually strident about it and about her diagnosis being correct that my parents almost thought about home schooling me from there on out.
Oh gooody, now even more people can pretend to have autism. What will we do when everybody has it? Probably invent new categories all over again.
When the net includes such a wide range, ie,,atuism spectrum, it becomes essentially useless. (No matter what the rock stars say)
What a name for a syndrome. Sounds like something you could order in a gay restaurant. A neighbor boy was just diagnosed with that syndrome. He kicked a dent in my new garage door a couple of years ago.
Home schooling is a good idea, and something I wish I’d had. (public school, ick). But a lot of times these shrinks are in the profession to figure themselves out.
Is it bad that I laughed out loud at that?
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