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In 2013, American psychiatrists combined the diagnoses of autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified, and Asperger's Syndrome into one diagnosis called Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD. We will continue to use the terms "autism" and "Pervasive Developmental Disorder" interchangeably here, and we will continue to have a separate Asperger's section. Many people with the older diagnoses will continue to use those names for autism spectrum disorder. (return to top)