Binge eating disorder (BED) is one of the most common eating disorders, yet it wasn’t included as an official diagnostic category until 2013, when the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Ed. (DSM-5) was published. Prior to 2013, it was listed simply as […]
Dr. Robert L. Spitzer, a pioneering psychiatrist who helped define the mental health field through his work on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), is now dead at the age of 83. As reported by The New York Times Sunday, Spitzer died from complications of heart disease on...
When Google discusses its latest self-driving car statistics (provided monthly at the company's website), the company is quick to highlight that with two million miles of autonomous and manual driving combined, the company's self-driving cars have only been involved in 17 minor accidents, none of them technically the fault of Google. Show More Summary
On Sunday afternoon, @realDonaldTrump, the official Twitter handle of the Republican presidential frontrunner, manually retweeted a deeply racist and inaccurate chart purporting to show racial crime statistics in America. As everyone in the world knows by now, the chart—created by Nazis!—is bullshit. Show More Summary
More than thirty-five years after the 1980 recognition of PTSD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the data are unequivocal: Today there can be no doubt about the validity of PTSD
How can you tell if someone is depressed? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) - the 'bible' of psychiatry - diagnoses depression when patients tick off a certain number of symptoms on the DSM checklist. AShow 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
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
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
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.
A group of researchers, families, and occupational therapists is aggressively lobbying to get sensory processing disorder included in the next Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which is currently being drafted. But what is a Sensory Processing Disorder?
Christopher Lane talks to Helene Guldberg about the newly published fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – ‘a legal document facilitating the medication of millions’.
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
A new article attributes ADHD's global growth to five trends: expanded, overseas lobbying efforts by drug companies; the growth of biological psychiatry; the adaptation of the American-based Diagnostic and Statistical Manual standards,...Show More Summary
Therapists and health professionals have granted the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) unprecedented power. This book offers the definitions as to whether or not you will be designated as someone with a psychological disorder. With this power, it is worth peeking inside at some of the big problems... read more
The late comic icon, Joan Rivers, like writer Daphne Merkin, and psychologist/blogger, Joan Ullman, have all voiced at times extreme unhappiness with their physical appearance - what in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is termed Bodily Dysmorphic Disorder. But far from having been undone, each woman triumphed over her affliction. read more
Android/iOS: TactioHealth creates a report of your health risks and statistics, based on details you add manually or through wearable fitness gadgets. Read more...
A new head-to-head comparison of screening questionnaires for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) shows a worrying discordance between the previous version of the PTSD definition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—fourth edition (DSM-IV) and DSM-5, released in 2013. Show More Summary