Is autism a “disorder”? Is psychopathy a “disease”?:
I realize that these are uneasy bedfellows. Autism isn’t psychopathy. The question is, are there many “disorders” that are really “adaptations”? Homosexuality once appeared in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual as a disorder — now, it’s considered just part of the spectrum of human behavior, considered best as “a thing that a person does and is,” not “a way that a person is broken.” What else lurks in the DSM, waiting to be redefined?
i can think of one…