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Turns Out Sex Is Better For Waking Up Than Coffee

As venomous as we may feel before our morning cup of coffee, it's all a farce. According to the According to the American Psychiatric Association, while 80% of the world are morning coffee drinkers, caffeine-related anxiety is an all too real American Horror Story. This is why we suggest something else to perk you up…

Psychiatrist Robert Spitzer, Who Eliminated Homosexuality as Mental Disorder, Died at 83

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

The controversial doctor was the driving force behind the American Psychiatric Association’s 1973 vote to stop treating homosexuality as an illness — or a “sociopathic personality disturbance.”

Robert Spitzer, Psychiatrist Who Declared Homosexuality Was Not An Illness, Dead At 83

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Dr. Robert Spitzer, credited with the American Psychiatric Association's 1973 vote to stop treating homosexuality as an illness, died on Friday at the age of 83.

Robert Spitzer, psychiatrist of transformative influence, dies at 83

He brokered the American Psychiatric Association’s landmark 1973 vote to stop treating homosexuality as an illness.

I Am a Homosexual. I Am a Psychiatrist'

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

In 1972, a masked man stood up before the American Psychiatric Association and announced he was gay. One year later, homosexuality was no longer classified a mental disorder.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: I’m Not Audra Levine

After watching this week’s episode I can only hope that the American Psychiatric Association adds “Bonker Balls” to the DSM-V. Until then, Heather will have to settle for existing clinical classifications of Rebecca for her class.Speaking of “Bonker Balls” behavior, Paula and Rebecca are in the midst of yet another... More »

Self-Injury: Raising the Profile of a Dangerous Behavior

Nonsuicidal self-injury is not officially recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as a mental disorder, which means insurance may not cover treatment - despite estimates that anywhere from 10 to 40 percent of adolescents...Show More Summary

Study Correlates Opposition to Homosexual Agenda With Mental Illness

For thousands of years homosexuality was acknowledged as a form of disease. For example, it was listed as a mental illness in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual

Meet the Unsung Heroes of ‘Stonewall’ You Need to Know

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The year is 1969. Homosexual sex is illegal in every state of the union save for Illinois and punishable by up to life in prison. The American Psychiatric Association classifies homosexuality as a mental disorder. Being gay is labeled as “sexua… The post Meet the Unsung Heroes of ‘Stonewall’ You Need to Know appeared first on Towleroad.

Kenneth Cole's latest 'mission-driven' ad about guns has some people enraged

Kenneth Cole, an American fashion designer known for shoes and accessories, recently posted a billboard on gun control and mental illness that rubbed the American Psychiatric Association the wrong way. The billboard reads "Over 40M Americans suffer from mental illness. Show More Summary

They endured PTSD, and emerged stronger

6 months agoHealth : The Checkup

In the 35 years since the American Psychiatric Association added post-traumatic stress disorder to its definitive Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, PTSD has become a part of our national conversation — originally...Show More Summary

Stanton Peele: Are We Creating Our Own Addiction Surge?

8 months agoNews : Reason

The American Psychiatric Association creates the gold standard for diagnoses of mental disorders in the United States—and worldwide—through its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. DSM-IV was published in 1994. In 2013, DSM-5 was released. Show More Summary

Mind Over Matter

Three Creighton University School of Medicine residents have won the school's first-ever championship in the Jeopardy-style quiz competition sponsored by the American Psychiatric Association.

Who's a "Menace to Society"? Journalist or Leading Psychiatrist?

On April 26, 2015, Jeffrey Lieberman, former president of the American Psychiatric Association, stirred up controversy by calling investigative journalist Robert Whitaker a "menace to society" on CBC radio because Whitaker, in his book...Show More Summary

Leading American Psychiatrist Conducted Disturbing Experiments -- and Now He's Smearing Journo Who Uncovered It

Reporter facing blowback for his expose on experiments on more than 2,000 patients carried out by a former president of the APA. On April 26, 2015, Jeffrey Lieberman, former president of the American Psychiatric Association, stirredShow More Summary

UT Southwestern Psychiatrist Dr. Madhukar Trivedi Receives American Psychiatric Association's Top Research Award

Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, Director of the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center and an internationally recognized expert in depression and mood disorders, is receiving the 2015 American Psychiatric Association Award for Research, the Association's most significant award for research.

Shrink Rappers at the American Psychiatric Association's Annual Meeting in Toronto, May 2015

I'd like to invite you to come here us speak at this year's annual meeting in Toronto. We will be speaking at the following symposia and workshops: Value in Mental Healthcare: What Does It Mean, and Who Decides? - Symposium Toronto Convention...Show More Summary

The Future of Trauma

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been a mental health condition, classified in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), since 1980. The Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM-III) in...Show More Summary

What Adds Value to Mental Health Care? Looking for Your input....

I need your help. This year at the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting in Toronto, I will be talking on what adds 'value' to mental health care from the patient perspective. It's a symposium, and the other speakers will...Show More Summary

Book Review: Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry (and Antipsychiatry) Gets Told

When a non-fiction book by someone in power, like Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry by former American Psychiatric Association President Jeffrey Lieberman includes a description of dropping acid you know you're in for a fun read. Show More Summary

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