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"It might completely transform your identity, the way you think of yourself, " says Annemarie Jutel, author of Putting a Name to It: Diagnosis in Contemporary Society.
A proper diagnosis, she says, doesn't change the way the disease feels or manifests. A person will still demonstrate social awkwardness, an affinity for flapping arms, and a hyperfocus on certain topics before and after an autism diagnosis, after all. But giving those symptoms a name, and connecting them as part of a single disorder, has huge importance.
"Nothing has changed in you biophysically, but your whole sense of yourself might shift, " Jutel says.
Indeed, though the creation of a diagnosis may be decided by a core group of doctors and codified in books like the DSM, they become something entirely different when introduced to the public.
It's a phenomenon the philosopher Hacking calls the looping effect - being classified as something changes your perception of yourself. That, in turn, can change the public perception of the disorder.
"The people who are so classified may take it upon themselves to change the way in which the classification is thought of, and what comes under the classification, " he says.
He cites the neurodiversity movement, which champions the idea that autism is not a disorder so much as another way of thinking, and who argue that society could benefit by adapting to people with autism, not the other way around.
"Here are people classified as a certain way fighting back against the classification and wanting to name it for themselves, " he says.
The biggest changes for many in DSM-5 was the news that disorders related to autism that previously had their own category - such as Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified - will now all be classified as one diagnosis, Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This essentially eliminates Asperger's as its own clinical condition - but the chance that the idea of Asperger's, or those who call themselves Aspies, will disappear is slim, says Hacking.
That's because since the concept was introduced in an edition of the DSM-4, it's take on a life of its own. The term has been adopted by the neurodiversity movement, and co-opted by those who embrace the diagnosis.
Image caption Naming a disorder allows those dealing with it to organise and advocate
It's another example of how these diagnoses, while based on real symptoms and maladies, are also heavily influenced by people's whims and decisions.
"There's no doubt these things are real, but how we package them up... is so contingent on power relationships and the things that make us anxious as a society, " says Jutel, a professor of Nursing, Midwifery and Health at the University of Wellington in New Zealand.
For instance, homosexuality was included in the DSM until 1973, and only removed after a sustained campaign by the burgeoning gay-rights movement.
The removal of the 81 words on homosexuality from the book reflected the changing social attitudes while also acting as a catalyst for further social change.
Its exclusion gave gay-rights advocates more ammunition in the fight for equal rights.
The "power relationships" involved in the packaging of these conditions has some concerned about giving too many things an official diagnosis, turning what they see as normal human emotions into a type of disorder.who designs buildings and houses how workers comp works where is brooks from design star what manufacturer makes genesis cars whose solution is used for whitewashing how device drivers work how much technology is used in schools why system implementation fails what solutions are hypertonic which entrepreneur and real estate promoter where to find advanced roadmap in jira how many management colleges in india who or what is the third teacher how project iphone to tv when project price should be discussed where to find company utr where are h2b workers from who is solution architect when startup season 4 what start up chemicals for hot tub how much project zomboid what development helped facilitate urbanization how much product designer earn how london got its name which system is independent and inconsistent where london is located in world map where to meet entrepreneurs which business is best for beginners how many london bridges have there been how far london to usa what project manager do how much system storage is normal on mac which device is a general purpose computing device how much engineering technician make why development of resources is required where is tommy from design inc what teaching looks like what tech companies are laying off what solution does walter have what technological development weegy how much solution in vax platinum who technical report where is brooks from design star which manufacturer makes the best tv who solution for covid 19 how much start up money for monopoly manufactured home what business to start in 2022 where to put technical skills on resume where technology and humanity cross who manufacturers where do they need teachers is it solution to or solution for where is data from system in stored why product management interview question how far does a gps tracker work how much start up capital is required to start a business who designs homes whose project is naia which products contain xylitol how much system storage is normal on mac how many device can use iwanttfc from where did educational technology originate whose an entrepreneur where's device management on iphone why tech stocks are falling today which project management certification is best who technology and health who company makes the best polarized sunglasses who product catalogue why manufacturing is important to the economy where to write technical blogs where is fresh product from when device is in vr means in hindi how product management works with ux how many teaching positions are open in texas where to project x how entrepreneur helps in economic development whom defined how many device can use spotify premium who manufacturers insulin how manufacturer distribute their products where to find device manager in windows 10 how much product to use skincare when entrepreneurs fail they tend to who design nigeria flag how to know when the product was made who devised the rhetorical strategies of persuasion how to do roadmap when product is free you are the product what workers compensation covers when workers unionize they quizlet when project runway season 20 who development goals which manager has been sacked the most how many design principles are applied for industry 4 0 how many project managers are there in the us who workers compensation insurance where to find device manager from where do products leave the leaf how far can technology go how many development cards in catan per turn where is the roadmap dealership in greenville roblox how much product to use skincare when to discontinue a product product where name how many design patterns are there in java why development is important in early childhood road map what is the definition who solution recipe who's are whose which device is a general purpose computing device what product is good for hair growth how technology affects mental health which design is seen in the gummersmark brooch why design matters book when startup repair doesn't work why technological advancement is necessary in india