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 »
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Almost forty years after the publication in 1980 of the epic third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association, it is starting to become apparent that psychiatry made a historic mistake in getting rid of its traditional three or four depressive illnesses.
When E.L. James wrote 50 Shades of Grey in 2011, she had an excuse for explaining her whips-and-chains sex god Christian Grey as mentally ill. According to the American Psychiatric Association, he was. The APA's heaving Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders classified BDSM as a psychological disorder. Outed...
For the first time ever, a United States judge has affirmed what the American Psychiatric Association has been saying since 1973: Homosexuality is not a mental illness. Judge Peter F. Barsio Jr. of the New Jersey Superior Court ruled last week against the conversion therapy provider Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH). Here's the official ruling, short and sweet:
Loyola University Medical Center psychiatrist Murali Rao, MD, has achieved Distinguished Life Fellow status in the American Psychiatric Association, the highest honor the profession can bestow.
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.