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Diagnosis or Overdiagnosis? ADHD, Autistic Disorder, and Asperger’s Disorder

22 September, 2015 - 15:08

Two common critiques of the DSM are that the categorization system leaves quite a bit of ambiguity in diagnosis and that it covers such a wide variety of behaviors. Let’s take a closer look at three common disorders—attention-deficit /hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), autistic disorder, and Aspergerdisorder—that have recently raised controversy because they are being diagnosed significantly more frequently than they were in the past.