Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Asperger's Syndrome

The American Psychiatric Association is considering a plan to do away with the diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome. Asperger's would disappear and become one of a number of autism spectrum disorders. One psychologist said, "Asperger's means a lot of different things to different people, it's confusing and not terribly useful." Nomi Kaim disagrees. She was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome a little over 5 years ago. She says the greatest gift of the term is that it gives her an identity, and helps her make sense of her life.
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