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Question about what happened to Pervasive Developmental Disorder category.

Shamar

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The was a determination to simplify the latest DSM. In my opinion, they simplified it to the point of being useless. Case in point was the decision to eliminate all the different types of autism to just three levels of functionality. I suspect that this was done by academics and theoreticians, and not by practitioners in the field. Unfortunately, the practitioners have to go by it.
 

Fino

Alex
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I read that they purposely try to make diagnoses sound scientific to prevent issues with stigmatizing the ordinary language of laymen.
 

Shamar

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I read that they purposely try to make diagnoses sound scientific to prevent issues with stigmatizing the ordinary language of laymen.
Yes. I also noticed they turned "Sociopath" and "Psychopath" into "Anti Social Personality Disorder." In other words, the person running around trying to kill people isn't really a psychopath, he is merely anti social. I'm sure there are other examples. Like I said, they simplified it into uselessness.
 

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