National Institute of Mental Health Moves Beyond DSM

By | Sun, 05/05/2013 - 14:20

The federal government's organization devoted to mental health research will try to improve psychiatric diagnoses, first by abandoning the long-revered Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

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What's in a Name? Losing Asperger's Label Not Such a Big Change

By | Fri, 12/21/2012 - 09:25

Dropping the Asperger's diagnosis in the new DSM, due out this spring, has caused consternation for some families.

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Inclusion of Child Temper Tantrums in New DSM Riles Critics

By | Wed, 12/05/2012 - 11:42

Some mental health professionals are concerned about the inclusion of disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, which will appear in the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.


DSM Revision Removes Asperger Syndrome, No Longer Classifies Transgender as Disorder

By | Tue, 12/04/2012 - 10:04

The changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the closest thing to a manual for those in the psychiatric and psychological professions, are in.


Study Explains Why Sex Addiction Is a Real Disorder

By | Thu, 10/11/2012 - 14:09

People can really be addicted to sex, according to a new study.

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Internet Addiction to Be Classified as a Mental Disorder

By | Wed, 10/03/2012 - 10:01

Kids who spend a lot of time on the internet may soon be classified as being addicted to it.