Don't say "mental retardation" - the new term is "intellectual
disability." No more diagnoses of Asperger's syndrome - call it a mild
version of autism instead. And while "behavioral addictions" will be
new to doctors' dictionaries, "Internet addiction" didn't make the cut.
American Psychiatric Association is proposing major changes Wednesday
to its diagnostic bible, the manual that doctors, insurers and
scientists use in deciding what's officially a mental disorder and what
symptoms to treat.
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