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Stanton Peele: Are We Creating Our Own Addiction Surge?

2 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

Dismantling “Major Depression”

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.

Dominatrixes Protest 50 Shades of Grey: "We're Not Sick"

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...

New Jersey Judge Rules Ex-Gay Conversion Therapy is Consumer Fraud

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 Psychiatrist Receives Profession's Highest Honor

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.

Video Game Addiction: Does It Occur? If So, Why?

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.

HomoQuotable - Greg Quinlan

8 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"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

Loud and proud

8 months agoArts : Parterre Box

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

Is the DSM-5 A “Book of Woe”?

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 […]

You’ll Never Guess Where It’s Still Legal For Kids To Be Forced Into Ex-Gay Therapy

8 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

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’s Keith Ablow fires back after fellow psychiatrists denounce him as a hack

9 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

What I Learned Part 3

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

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