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Old 11th April 2021, 07:06 PM   #2241
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Here are a couple of things that might help people understand Asperger's. The first is by Kyle Hill, a well established science and technology-based YouTuber, telling the story of his diagnosis and how it has affected his life. He actually titles this video "Autism Is My Superpower". It's 16:55 of talking head.

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The other is a recent episode of the Skeptic with a K podcast, in which host Mike Hall tells the story of his diagnosis and how it has affected his life. It's much longer, but apart from the banter at the beginning, the testimony only takes half the show. But you should listen to the rest anyway because it's a good show.
As I understand it, Asperger's as a diagnoses was taken out of the DSM and fallen out of favor with the medical community, people who would have been diagnosed with Asperger's are generally considered to fall somewhere on the autism spectrum.

Although many people prefer to identify as having Asperger's, at this point, it's more of a social self-identification than a medical category.
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Originally Posted by Cavemonster View Post
As I understand it, Asperger's as a diagnoses was taken out of the DSM and fallen out of favor with the medical community, people who would have been diagnosed with Asperger's are generally considered to fall somewhere on the autism spectrum.

Although many people prefer to identify as having Asperger's, at this point, it's more of a social self-identification than a medical category.
From my research, Asperger Syndrome is an Autism Spectrum Disorder. There are other Autism Spectrum Disorders that are not Asperger Syndrome. They also do not get separate entries in the DSM-V.
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