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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.

Can You Be Just a Little 'Psychopathic?'

Jonathan Appel, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2013 | TED Weekends
Jonathan Appel, Ph.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThere has been a supposed attempt in the soon to be published DSM-5 to move beyond the system of putting people into categorical boxes (e.g. psychopathic or not).

Are Your Physical Symptoms in Your Head?

Allen Frances | Posted 05.25.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

'It is all in your head' is no more helpful an answer to the patient's puzzling and troubling question than were 'the spirits are angry' or 'the gods are punishing you' or 'your four humors are unbalanced.'

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.

Addiction Isn't What It Used to Be

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

For the second time in less than a year, The New York Times Magazine has identified a major addictive trend that does not involve drugs. In this case, it is junk food.

DSM-5: Science or Dogma? Even Some Establishment Psychiatrists Embarrassed by Newest Diagnostic Bible

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

The DSM-5 (the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) will be released by the APA in spring 2013.

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 Will DSM-5 Cost $199 a Copy?

Allen Frances | Posted 03.26.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

The exorbitant price for DSM-5 will be just another reason, were any needed, for buyers to abandon it.

Terrible News: DSM-5 Refuses to Reduce Overdiagnosis of 'Somatic Symptom Disorder'

Allen Frances | Posted 03.20.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

The American Psychiatric Association has proven itself incompetent to produce a safe and scientifically sound diagnostic system. Psychiatric diagnosis has become too important in people's lives to be left in the hands of one small and insulated professional organization.

Last Plea To DSM-5: Save Grief From the Drug Companies

Allen Frances | Posted 03.09.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

Making grief a mental disorder will be a bonanza for drug companies, but a disaster for grievers. The decision is also self-destructive for DSM-5 and further undermines the credibility of APA.

Catherine Pearson

Major Change In Eating Disorder Diagnosis On The Way?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

It took Autumn Whitefield-Madrano more than 20 years to seek treatment for her eating disorder. The writer was 9 when she started having symptoms, pri...

DSM-5 for Dummies

Francis Levy | Posted 02.27.2013 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Even without having looked at the new DSM-5, here are some of new redefinitions that might run through the mind of a layperson who has followed some of the controversies surrounding diagnosis.

2 Weeks Post Newtown: Gun Control, Mental Health, and Grief

Allen Frances | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics
Allen Frances

This holiday season has made grievers of us all, as we mourn the victims of this latest shocking instance of our national epidemic of mass murder. In the midst of sorrow, three issues demand discussion.

One Last Chance for the APA to Make the DSM-5 Safer

Allen Frances | Posted 02.16.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

Is there a last-minute way for the DSM-5 to restore some of its lost credibility? A great deal of irrevocable damage has been done, but I have four simple suggestions that would help reduce the harm done by the DSM-5 and demonstrate that the APA has regained its integrity.

Psychiatry Takes a Step Forward in Understanding Alcoholism

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

The changes that are being proposed to substance abuse diagnoses in the DSM -- especially as they pertain to alcoholism -- may open the door to many people understanding that they have a problem and seeking help for it sooner than later. This would be a good thing.

Mislabeling Medical Illness As Mental Disorder: The Eleventh DSM-5 Mistake

Allen Frances | Posted 02.10.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

The golden rule: an underlying medical illness or medication side effect has to be ruled out before ever deciding that someone's symptoms are caused by mental disorder. And the underlying medical illness may take time to declare itself.

The New DSM Reaches the Finish Line

Dilip V. Jeste, M.D. | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dilip V. Jeste, M.D.

You may have already heard our big news in psychiatry: The first major revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) since the mid-1990s has just been approved by American Psychiatric Association's Board of Trustees. And the new DSM-5 will be published in May.

The Sexual Issue The DSM Doesn't Acknowledge

Posted 12.07.2012 | Women

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 12/06/2012 02:26 PM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily Despite recent strides in "sex addic...

The End Of Transgender As A Mental Illness

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Trans persons are no longer classified by the medical community as mentally ill, this decision coming 39 years after homosexuality was declassified as a mental illness. I have been involved in many civil rights campaigns, but as a physician, none has mattered more to me than this one.

DSM-5 Is a Guide, Not a Bible: Simply Ignore Its 10 Worst Changes

Allen Frances | Posted 02.02.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

My best advice to clinicians, to the press, and to the general public -- be skeptical and don't follow DSM-5 blindly down a road likely to lead to massive over-diagnosis and harmful over-medication. Just ignore the 10 changes that make no sense.

Will DSM-5 Reduce the Rates of Autism?

Allen Frances | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

The DSM-5 autism group has been blinded by an intellectual conflict of interest. Eager to introduce its concept of an autism spectrum, the group lost sight of a crucial and obvious fact: Its proposed criteria set is written so exclusively that it must inevitably reduce the diagnosis of autism.

Are Tantrums A Psychiatric Diagnosis?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents

Naming a syndrome gives it power, which is why changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, are so closely watched. W...

Field Trial Results Guide DSM Recommendations

David J. Kupfer, M.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David J. Kupfer, M.D.

Two years ago, the American Psychiatric Association announced the start of field trials of proposed diagnostic criteria for the future DSM-5. And now, as the first comprehensive analyses of that effort are published, what's clear is just how well the field trials did their job.

DSM-5 Field Trials Discredit the American Psychiatric Association

Allen Frances | Posted 12.31.2012 | Science
Allen Frances

The DSM-5 field trial fiasco and its attempted cover-up is more proof (if any were needed) that APA has lost its competence and credibility as custodian for DSM.

The Meaning of Addiction Has Changed -- Addiction is Not a Characteristic of Things

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Virtually anything can be addictive for the "right" person at the "right" time -- one of stress or disorientation, when that experience holds out significant and powerful associations for the person, when the person is not inclined or able to be restrained.