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DSM-5 Approved

The American Psychiatric Association’s board of trustees approved the fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) on Saturday, the Associated Press reports. The manual will be published in May, and board members did not reveal what it will officially include.

One of the more controversial expected changes was a narrower definition of autism, which would eliminate the terms “Asperger’s disorder” and “pervasive developmental disorder.” A task force member told the AP that people with an Asperger’s diagnosis would still be included in the new recommended definition.

Other proposed changes to DSM-5 included: the addition of “disruptive mood dysregulation disorder” as a way to avoid overdiagnosis of bipolar disorder in children, moving “dyslexia” to a broader category of learning disorders, and eliminating “gender identity disorder” to avoid stigmatizing children.