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Whopping 'Pedophilia' Error Sparks Right-Wing Freakout

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.01.2013 | Gay Voices

A mainstream Christian news site and a number of smaller, right-wing blogs published stories this week alleging that the American Psychiatric Associat...

You Will Die Itchy and a Little Fat

Mark Morford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Mark Morford

American! Are you bored? Jaded by the government shutdown and the squishy Tea Party imbeciles that caused it, but not quite yet completely paralyzed with fear that the world is closing in around you?

Psychiatry Must Be a Science, Not an Art

George C. Carpenter | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
George C. Carpenter

As every other medical field has been driven by high tech and dynamic science, psychiatry has spent decades refining the art of trial and error. With more patients every year suffering from mental health disorders, it's time to take the lessons we've learned in the rest of medicine.

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.

The Healthy Debate About Mental Health

Jordan Smoller | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jordan Smoller

The most contentious debates circling the DSM-5 process are all tied to the fundamental question of how we define the boundaries of disorder and the lines between normal and abnormal.

DSM-5 Finally Unveiled

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK, May 15 (Reuters) - The long-awaited, controversial new edition of the bible of psychiatry can be characteri...

NIMH: Neurology Trumps Psychiatry

DJ Jaffe | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

We still have to rely on DSM to diagnose illness, but thanks to Dr. Insel the end of that state of affairs is a step closer. The identification and treatment of mental illness is about to leave the realm of psychiatry and enter the science of neurology.

The Inmates Seem to Have Taken Over the Asylum

Allen Frances | Posted 07.12.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

We have entered a truly remarkable silly season of interacting absurdities committed by the American Psychiatric Association, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the British Psychological Society. May, it turns out, is the cruelest month for mental health.

Crazy on You

Tom McNichol | Posted 06.17.2013 | Comedy
Tom McNichol

DSM-V, the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is due for publication in May. Here's a sneak preview of some new mental disorder categories.

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.

Where Have All The Normals Gone?

Allen Frances | Posted 05.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Allen Frances

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWe are spending tens of billions of dollars plying the worried well with unnecessary and expensive drugs; while at the very same time ignoring the desperate needs of those who really could benefit from psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.

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.

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 End Of Transgender As A Mental Illness

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.04.2013 | Gay 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.

Debating 'Gender Identity Disorder' and Justice for Trans People

Chase Strangio | Posted 02.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Chase Strangio

On Saturday, the APA approved changes to the diagnostic criteria for Gender Identity Disorder. Many trans advocates celebrated the changes, but there are also many advocates with important questions about what it will mean for trans communities and advocacy moving forward.

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...

Taking a Stand

Mark Schulman | Posted 06.22.2012 | College
Mark Schulman

In November of 2011, Saybrook became the first, and to my knowledge the only, university to issue a formal challenge to the American Psychiatric Association.

DSM-5 Inaccuracies: Setting the Record Straight

James H. Scully, Jr., M.D. | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
James H. Scully, Jr., M.D.

In a recent piece on The Huffington Post, Allen Frances, M.D., demonstrates either an embarrassing lack of knowledge and understanding of financial reporting or an intentional misrepresentation of facts in his continuing effort to attack the forthcoming DSM-5.

If Gambling, Games, and Sex Are Addictive, What Is Addiction?

Stanton Peele | Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

DSM 5's announcement that the psychiatric diagnostic manual will, for the first time, call something addictive that doesn't involve substance abuse -- gambling -- has opened the floodgates.

The DSM 5 Follies, As Told in Its Own Words

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Science
Allen Frances

Nothing can illustrate how far DSM 5 has gone off track better than the words spoken in its defense by DSM 5 leadership. Here are the 10 most wrong-headed quotations, and I have annotated them with my own thoughts.

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.

The DSM-5: Will it Work in Clinical Practice?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

There has been a lot of smoke from the DSM fires. The field trials should help all concerned see through the smoke and into the embers of advancing the complex and continuous process of improving what we know about diagnosis in psychiatry.

Should Grief Be Treated the Same as Depression?

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) may soon redefine what we know as grief to depression, if symptoms last more than two weeks.

Aggrieved Over Grief As A Diagnosis In DSM

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

My concern is that if we add grief, or internet addiction or "Facebook depression" to an already-growing number of diagnoses, we are likely to find that nearly everyone on this planet suffers from mental illness.

Don't Confuse Grief With Depression

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Science
Allen Frances

Grief is the normal and absolutely unavoidable price we must pay for having the capacity to love -- it is most certainly not a disease.