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Terms Dropped From New DSM
2012-12-02 09:15:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online The guidebook used by psychiatrists to diagnose mental illnesses is undergoing a radical overhaul, with Asperger's syndrome and dyslexia being dropped and a condition describing frequent and severe temper tantrums being added to the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). According to AP Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner, these changes and others were approved by the American...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.