It's Not Called "Asperger's" Anymore

According to NBC News, the American Psychiatric Association's latest manual has changed the term "Asperger's Disorder" to "DMDD". "Asperger's" was the term to describe people with high intelligence and low social skills which they've now deemed not a disorder or syndrome the way homosexuality once was. They're saying DMDD stands for "Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder" which sounds way more legitimate. If having social problems is your issue then it's probably better not to use a term that sounds to most people like the word "assburgers" or to Spanish speakers "Hamburguesas de Culo". At least if you say DMDD then no one who doesn't know what it is thinks you might have said "ass burgers". I can't tell you how many times I've told someone I might have Aspergers and they reply "Do you want anal onions with that?" Well finally that nightmare is OVER!

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