Standard Psychiatric Manual Drops Asperger’s And Gender Identity Disorder, Adds Hoarding

The American Psychiatric Association catches up to progress regarding transsexualism, and recognizes the form of insanity which best represents our epoch: hoarding. Via CBS News:

Asperger’s syndrome will be dropped from the latest edition of the psychiatrist’s “bible,” the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) announced on Saturday the changes to its flagship manual that doctors use to diagnose patients with mental disorders. It’s the first major rewrite in nearly 20 years.

The familiar “Asperger’s” will be lumped together under autism spectrum disorder, “to help more accurately and consistently diagnose children with autism,” the APA said in a statement. Other changes include entries for new disorders such as “hoarding disorder.”

[APA is also] eliminating the term “gender identity disorder,” which has been used for children or adults who strongly believe that they were born the wrong gender. But many activists believe the condition isn’t a disorder and say calling it one is stigmatizing. The term would be replaced with “gender dysphoria,” which means emotional distress over one’s gender.

6 Comments on "Standard Psychiatric Manual Drops Asperger’s And Gender Identity Disorder, Adds Hoarding"

  1. BuzzCoastin | Dec 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm |

    In America today neurosis is so commonplace, so “average,” it looks normal.

  2. TennesseeCyberian | Dec 4, 2012 at 3:24 am |

    How hilarious would it be if the guy’s sign said, “STIGMA DEHUMANIZES, YOU HOMOPHOBE!”

  3. alizardx | Dec 4, 2012 at 7:00 am |

    DSM is more about medical billing codes than anything else.

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