Asperger's to be dropped from DSM

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The Guardian reported that Asperger's Syndrome is to be dropped from the psychiatrist's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.

MSN News via the Associated Press reported that this is the most major change to happen to the DSM in almost 20 years.

The Guardian reported that although Asperger's Syndrome won't appear in the DSM-5, its symptoms will be listed under "autism spectrum disorder."

The Guardian reported that making this change will ensure that people can be more accurately diagnosed in the future.

As a result of this change, definitions of learning disabilities like dyslexia are likely to be broadened, MSN News via the Associated Press reported.

According to the Guardian, the DSM is the authority on mental disorders and countries around the world use it to varying degrees.

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