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Psychiatric Diagnosis by the People's Choice

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

The American Psychiatric Association plans to release the newest edition of America's psychiatric bible, the DSM, in 2013. The effort to determine what constitutes normal and abnormal behavior in America is apparently an ongoing process.

When Does Grief Become Mental Illness?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

We should continue our cultural tradition of recognizing grief as a normal (and expected) human experience. If anything, the grieving person may benefit from support and sympathy, rather than being diagnosed as mentally ill and treated as such.

Revisions to Psychiatry's 'Bible' Have People Crying Overmedication -- But Don't Freak Out Just Yet

Kaitlin Bell Barnett | Posted 03.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Kaitlin Bell Barnett

For what might strike a lot of people as inside baseball, the debate over the upcoming edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is garnering a lot of media attention.