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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

Is Psychiatry Getting Kinky?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

So slip into those tight leather jeans. That dog collar would look fetching. Add a piercing in a place your mother wouldn't imagine. Or take your l...

Goodbye to the DSM-V

New Harbinger | Posted 07.22.2013 | Science
New Harbinger

If DSM diagnosis doesn't inform treatment, what good is it? The answer is one, to facilitate the exchange of money between payers and providers, and two, to create silos for focused research. With the NIMH announcement, scratch number two.

Is This Type Of Sex Pathological?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.04.2013 | Women

There's a debate over whether certain behaviors should be considered signs of mental disorders.

What's in Your DSM?

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Alderman

We non-shrinks have developed more common labels when dissing about people around us who we love or loathe. In the interests of non-science, here are a few of the more common terms in use.

Transgender Disorder Stigma No More

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

In May, 2013, the paradigm for the way the medical profession view transgender people changes -- soon we will no longer be classified as having a "mental disorder." The American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic manual is being updated and the "disorder" stigma soon to be removed.

Internet Use Disorder: What Do Parents Need to Know?

Danya Braunstein | Posted 05.12.2013 | Parents
Danya Braunstein

Regardless of whether it's called an addiction, whether it's focused on the Internet or any other digital object, if your child displays a number of the signs below, it would be advisable to make some changes within your family.

Somatic Symptoms Criteria in DSM-5 Improve Diagnosis, Care

David J. Kupfer, M.D. | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
David J. Kupfer, M.D.

The DSM-5 makes a significant change to the diagnostic criteria from previous editions by shifting the emphasis from medically-unexplained symptoms to the impact of those symptoms on a person's thoughts, feelings and actions.

Why Doctors Are Concerned About Diagnosing Kids Who Throw Tantrums

Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 12/04/2012 02:23 PM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily Some doctors are concerned about new...

Psychiatrists Approve Massive Update To Diagnosis Manual

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 01.31.2013 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO -- The now familiar term "Asperger's disorder" is being dropped. And abnormally bad and frequent temper tantrums will be given a scientific-so...