The concept of "video game addiction" has been rejected by the American Psychiatric Association, by many video game researchers, and by many psychotherapists who work with video gamers. I reject it too. Here's why; and here's how you might help someone you know who spends lots of time at video games and seems unhappy.
"The [PFOX 'ex-gay'] billboard speaks to the scientific fact that to quote the American Psychiatric Association, 'there still remains no replicated scientific studies supporting any specific biological etiology for homosexuality.' There is zero evidence that a person is born a homosexual. Show More Summary
On this day in 1973 the American Psychiatric Association voted 13–0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the DSM-II. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKkGDaoTssk Born on this day in 1891 soprano Lotte...Show More Summary
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) published the first version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 1952. Its ongoing aim is to establish a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders. Since the APA published the fifth edition of the DSM in May 2013, there has been […]
The American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 1973. Numerous national health organizations in the United States have stated that there are zero scientific...Show More Summary
Fox News contributor Keith Ablow shot back on Friday at a former president of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) after he condemned Ablow’s on-air commentaries about President Barack Obama. “As a medical professional it is readily apparent that a President who tours the world...
Today I enjoyed the presentation about the role of the Academy and of the American Psychiatric Association in appellate litigation. Both organizations work together to file amicus curiae ("friend of the court") briefs for court cases that have relevance to psychiatry and the care of the mentally ill. Show More Summary
A news article was recently published that described how the American Psychiatric Association had classified taking too many selfies as a new mental disorder. The only problem? It wasn’t true. Showing that far too many people don’t ever bother to check to see what kind of website they’re on, thousands of people tweeted and posted […]
The American Psychiatric Association issued the following news release:"Therapeutic Dilemma for Pregnant Women with Depression? Higher Premature Birth Rates for Both Untreated Depression and Antidepressant Treatment."The study foundShow More Summary
Attorney Gloria Allred spoke on MSNBC about the mental illness that is male chauvinism. “Male chauvinism has been demonstrated, has been set by the American Psychiatric Association to be a certifiable mental illness,” she said. “And it is dangerous to women’s health.” She added that the “illness” of chauvinism also claimed the lives of the […]
The American Psychiatric Association defines passive-aggressive personality disorder as a "pervasive pattern of negativistic attitudes and passive resistance to demands for adequate performance in social and occupational situations…" read more
This has been the month for mental health meetings, coinciding with the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Month. Last week, the American Psychiatric Association meeting in New York City featured Vice President Biden. On Tuesday, the National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH) conference in Washington, D.C., featured Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary
Has the American Psychiatric Association classified the taking of 'selfies' as a mental disorder?
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, […]
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
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...
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
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 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.
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.