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Wellness: Changes proposed in how psychiatrists diagnose mental disorders (access required)

By Lauran Neergaard WASHINGTON (AP) Don't say "mental retardation" - the new term is "intellectual disability." No more diagnoses of Asperger's syndrome - call it a mild version of autism instead. And while "behavioral addictions" will be new to doctors' dictionaries, "Internet addiction" didn't make the cut. The American Psychiatric Association is proposing major changes ...