The DSM-5 will include a section on autism spectrum disorder that includes Asperger's disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder (not otherwise specified).
What does AD stand for?
AD stands for Asperger's Disorder
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We have 84 other meanings of AD in our Acronym Attic
- Area Defense
- Areal Density
- Armament Division
- Armored Division
- Army Depot
- Arrested Development (rap group)
- Arrested Development (TV show)
- Art Director
- Artificial Dumbness
- As Drawn
Samples in periodicals archive:
Asperger's disorder will be dropped and incorporated under the umbrella diagnosis.
In preparing DSM IV, we decided to add a new category describing a milder (and therefore much more difficult to define and distinguish) form of autism, called Asperger's Disorder.
Medication-induced hypomania in Asperger's disorder.
Experts agree that teaching social skills to children with Asperger's Disorder and other ASDs is an important step in bullying prevention.
The new category will include the current diagnoses of autistic disorder, Asperger's disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder (not otherwise specified).