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Psychiatrist: Demonic Possession is Real

Richard Gallagher: I am aware of the way many psychiatrists view this sort of work. While the American Psychiatric Association has no official opinion on these affairs, the field (like society at large) is full of unpersuadable skeptics...Show More Summary

"I Am Alone Struggling With My Problem"

By Dan Olmsted Hey everyone -- Still in search of a member of the American Psychiatric Association to make a request on my behalf; and I'm issuing a call for a virologist out there to contact me ( I have...

Midweek Mashup: A Little Help, A New Look, A Big Sneeze, Battle Casualties, and a Vision of Hell on Earth

By Dan Olmsted Hey everybody – tell your psychiatrist to call me --I need help in a hurry. Well sort of – I’m renewing my request for a member in good standing of the American Psychiatric Association to request some...

Few depressed Americans treated appropriately: study

Most Americans with major depression go untreated or under treated using a benchmark of American Psychiatric Association guidelines, according to a national study released this week.Mexican Americans and African Americans are the least likely to receive treatment, especially treatment consistent with the guidelines, the study found. Show More Summary

Dr. Maria A. Oquendo Appointed First Latina President of the American Psychiatric Association

Dr. Maria A. Oquendo was inducted in as American Psychiatric Association's (APA) newest president at the organization's annual meeting in Atlanta.

Are Apps the Future of Psychiatry?

Can apps be a new way to cure mental disorders? Not yet, according to psychiatrists who spoke at the annual American Psychiatric Association convention on Monday, May 16, in Atlanta, Georgia. Of approximately 40,000 smartphone health...Show More Summary

Electroshock Of Children Recommended By American Psychiatric Association, Human Rights Group Protests

An epic debate over the American Psychiatric Association recommending the electroshock of children due to “normal” childhood behaviors is at stake. According to a press release by PR Newswire, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights,...Show More Summary

Expert Availability: NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia and Weill Cornell Medicine Experts to Present at the 2016 American Psychiatric Association (APA) Meeting

Physicians and leaders from NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine will attend the 2016 American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia from May 14-18.

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

7 months agoLGBT / Gay :

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

7 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'

7 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

10 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

11 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?

last yearNews : 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

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