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Reclassifying Pervasive Developmental Disorder<br/>And Asperger's Syndrome

Reclassifying Pervasive Developmental Disorder
And Asperger’s Syndrome

The American Psychiatric Association is planning to release their new edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual," the bible of mental disorders. In it they have "reclassified" children with Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Aspergers syndrome. These changes will jeopardize services provided for children, impair tracking progress of therapeutic interventions and disrupt research into the causes of the epidemic rise in PDD and autism-related problems that has spread around the world.