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    The term Aspergers Syndrome is no longer used.

    I'm a patient at one of the top hospitals in the world, and the head of psychiatry told me that psychiatrists no longer
    use the term Aspergers Syndrome. :)

    He said that instead, people are just considered to be on the Autism Spectrum.

    #2
    I was dxed with Asperger's in May last year .
    Yet inside there is this perpetual nagging doubt;
    the feeling we are possessed by a 'subtle lack of togetherness''.

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      #3
      Many people with autism identify themselves as "Aspergers" still. My friend does.
      Mild Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy and bad proprioception.
      My website for my original short films! http://cripvideoproductions.com/astrokeofendurance.php

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        #4
        I'm curious. What is the difference between "Aspergers" and "Autism"? I thought they are the same.

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          #5
          Originally posted by SweetChoco View Post
          I'm curious. What is the difference between "Aspergers" and "Autism"? I thought they are the same.
          Technically the 2 are the same thing. "Aspergers" basically means "Mild autism" in a sense. Some autistics prefer the term "Aspergers" instead because it's specific.
          Mild Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy and bad proprioception.
          My website for my original short films! http://cripvideoproductions.com/astrokeofendurance.php

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            #6
            This is just to add to what funnylegs has said. Isn't Asperger's syndrome one of the autism spectrum disorders? It's "mild autism" in the sense that intellectual functioning usually isn't impaired according to this article in Wikipedia though it sounds as if the definitions are fairly vague and overlapping:

            SPMS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2006-2009. Glatiramer acetate since December 2020.

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              #7
              I found out Aspergers is still used in the UK as an official diagnosis.
              Mild Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy and bad proprioception.
              My website for my original short films! http://cripvideoproductions.com/astrokeofendurance.php

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