Everything You Need to Know About the American Psychiatric Association's Updated Guidelines

On December 1, 2012, the American Psychiatric Association officially approved the final diagnostic criteria for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). The new ‘psychiatric bible' features a number of important changes to the existing canon, including the elimination… »12/06/12 3:04pm12/06/12 3:04pm

It's official: 'Asperger's syndrome' is no longer a thing

We've seen this coming for the past two years, but the American Psychiatric Association has finally made it official: The upcoming DSM-V — the so-called bible of psychiatry — will no longer be including Asperger's syndrome as an official diagnosis. Instead, it will be subsumed within the broader definition of "autism… »12/04/12 12:40pm12/04/12 12:40pm