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Does Asperger’s Exist Anymore?

It’s a fascinating and great question. And yes, it still exists. The new way of categorizing diseases and disorders got rid of that term and basically included it under the term “Autism Spectrum Disorder”. 

I am not a fan of that term. I’m not a fan of the word “disorder”. I don’t consider being on the spectrum a disorder, a syndrome, or a disease.

So while I have to explain what happened to the word “Asperger’s” – I still use it and I celebrate that term and people use this as an identity. It’s not something you “have”, it’s someone you are.

So, yes, it exists in a little bit of a different way.

Watch other videos in this Psych in 60 series to learn more about Asperger’s and leave your questions in the comments below!

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Dr. Frank Gaskill
Dr. Frank Gaskill is a licensed psychologist and co-founder of Southeastpsych.com and Shrinktank.com. He works with individuals on the Autism spectrum and consults on the development of Autism programs and private practice development across the country. Dr. Gaskill is the co-author of Max Gamer: Aspie Superhero as well as How We Built Our Dream Practice: Innovative Ideas for Building Yours.

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