Asperger’s Syndrome Is Not a Thing. Also Hans Asperger Was a Monster – Fatherly

Asperger’s syndrome hasn’t been an official diagnosis since 2013. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-V) was published that year and declared that anyone who’d been diagnosed with Asperger’s — a mild, high-functioning form of autism — should be diagnosed instead with autism spectrum disorder. Although Asperger’s, the syndrome named after Austrian researcher Hans Asperger, was added to the DSM only 19 years earlier, subsequent research had shown it didn’t differ enough from other types of autism to warrant a separate diagnosis.

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