Should Asperger' Syndrome be removed as a diagnosis?
Two interesting articles today Ö.
In the NYTimes.com today there is a very interesting debate about whether Aspergerís Syndrome should be preserved as a distinct/unique diagnostic category rather than folded into a new super category of ďautistic spectrum disorder.Ē The debate was initiated by Simon Baron-Cohen of Britain who has argued that Aspergerís Syndrome should be preserved.
The other article was posted on Yahoo health group. This article cites a very interesting piece of research on the stress levels of mothers raising children/teens on the spectrum. The author of the study states that mothers who are challenged by an autistic child/teen have stress levels comparable to a combat soldier.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the diagnostic debate as well as the stress level study!!
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