Asperger’s Syndrome and lack of friendships (Part II)

 Asperger"s Syndrome-affected boy observing a molecule module. (Wikimedia Commons/Poindexter Propellerhead)

Asperger”s Syndrome-affected boy observing a molecule module. (Wikimedia Commons, Phoro: credit: Poindexter Propellerhead)

Although the 2013 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5), which will be released on May 27, has eliminated a distinct category for Asperger’s syndrome (also known as Asperger’s disorder), the writer will continue writing about Asperger’s syndrome. Why? Out of respect for Aspies (how AS individuals describe themselves) who owned the “label,” identified with it and formed a supportive community for themselves . . .

Click here to read more about Asperger’s Syndrome. A link to Part I of the series is embedded in the full article text.

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