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.
"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