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Has the American Psychiatric Association classified the taking of 'selfies' as a mental disorder?

Did The APA Brand Selfie-Taking A Mental Disorder? Viral Story Is Mostly A Hoax

A hot post on Facebook this week suggests that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has come out and officially declared taking a selfie to be a mental disorder. You’re reading this from SND’s “Hoaxed” section, so you know where this is going. Still, it’s an interesting case of mixed messages, so let’s break it down, […]

Selfies Considered To Be A Mental Disorder, According To American Psychiatric Association

Before the “selfie” term was coined, many people were already figuring out ways to take photos of themselves, whether it be with digital cameras, smartphones, or even film cameras back in the day. Safe to say “selfies” aren’t exactly new per se. Show More Summary

Is there any advocate more disingenuous than a professional 'ex-gay'?

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Speaking to the American Family Association's One News Now, professional "ex-gay" Greg Quinlan says the following: "I wasn't born gay -- nobody is," he asserts. "In fact, the American Psychiatric Association says this: 'There are no replicated scientific studies supporting...

Tossing “Major Depression” Over the Side

Fury is building against DSM and against the American Psychiatric Association for having foisted this compendium of error, blunder and myth onto the field. read more

New APA autism guidelines 'reduce diagnosis by more than 30%'

Last year, the American Psychiatric Association issued new guidelines for the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. But new research from Columbia University School of Nursing in New York, NY, suggests that these guidelines could leave...Show More Summary

New Autism Definition May Decrease Diagnosis by One Third

New diagnosis guidelines for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) issued by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) may reduce by almost one third the total number of people being diagnosed, according to new research from Columbia University School of Nursing published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

New Diagnostic Criteria Lowers Previous Estimates of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Study Finds

wo years ago, experts started working on changes to the autism spectrum diagnosis criteria. What they came up with is now known as the DSM-V, which was officially published in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

New diagnostic criteria lower previous estimates of ASD

A study examining changes to the American Psychiatric Association's diagnosis guidelines predicts that estimates of the number of people with autism spectrum disorder are now likely to be lowered.The fifth edition of the American Psychiatric...Show More Summary

There are 636,120 ways to have post traumatic stress disorder

The latest version of the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) controversial diagnostic code - "the DSM-5" - continues the check-list approach used in previous editions. To receive a specific diagnosis, a patient must exhibit a minimum number of symptoms in different categories. Show More Summary

Normalizing pedophilia: Abolishing the age of consent

by Jacqueline Laing November 7, 2013 (MercatorNet) - After certain press criticism and a productive online backlash in the blogosphere, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is performing a gratifying volte-face in its use of the term sexual "orientation" for paedophilia. In its fifth edition of the Diagnostic and…

Christian Groups Fumble Over False Claim That Pedophilia is Now a Sexual Orientation

Christian groups practically combusted this week over a (false) claim that the American Psychiatric Association now classifies pedophilia as a sexual orientation -- which it undeniably does not. The recently-released fifth edition of...Show More Summary

APA: Classifying pedophilia as a ‘sexual orientation’ was an ‘error’

by LifeSiteNews.com Washington, D.C., November 4, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After a national backlash from social conservatives, the American Psychiatric Association (ASA) has dropped its designation of pedophilia as a “sexual orientation.” In May, the APA released the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic…

American Psychiatric Association Reclassifies Pedophilia, Backtracks

The American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) decision to once again reclassify pedophilia has led to further concerns that the professional organization is attempting to legitimize the disorder, paving the way for its defense and the recommendation of removal of age-of-consent laws. Show More Summary

American Family Association & Allies Caught in Lie About Pedophilia and Sexual Orientation

The American Family Association (AFA) sent out a press release which erroneously claimed that “[The American Psychiatric Association] stated that they now classify pedophilia as a sexual orientation or preference instead of as a disorder.”

Anatomy of a Smear: The Religious Right vs. the American Psychiatric Association

Right-wing fundamentalist "news" site Charisma News published an accusation that the American Psychiatric Association has reclassified sex with children "as a sexual orientation or preference instead of a disorder." They said this was...Show More Summary

New Study Concludes PMS Is Mental Illness; All Women Crazy At Least Once A Month

It looks as if science has finally come up with a way to legitimately brand women as mentally ill. The American Psychiatric Association publishes a handbook called the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the most recent its fifth edition. Show More Summary

The DSM-5 As Dystopian Novel

That’s how Sam Kriss interprets the latest edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s signature publication: This is a story without any of the elements that are traditionally held to constitute a setting or a plot. A few characters make an appearance, but they are nameless, spectral shapes, ones that wander in and out of view […]

Congrats, You’re Not A Crazy Bitch: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Added To DSM-5

Well, you’re a crazy bitch for a reason, at least. The exxxtreme version of PMS, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), has officially been recognized as a distinct mental disorder in the American Psychiatric Association’s newest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-5. Show More Summary

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