Asperger’s and Over-Diagnosis in the New York Times

Psychiatrist Paul Steinberg, writing in the New York Times, comments on the marginalizing and counterproductive effects of current trends in diagnosing Asperger’s. In an accompanying article, writer Benjamin Nugent reflects on the effects his false diagnosis had, and might have had, on him.
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