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The DSM-Tw: Handbook of Twitter Personality Types

In an effort to assist the American Psychiatric Association with the publication of the fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) expected in May, 2013 it seemed only appropriate that a DSM-Tw (Twitter) supplem...
by Dr. Wes on Jun 8, 2012

Ritalin use for ADHD children soars fourfold

Pupils as young as three are at risk from untested drug cocktails, warn experts as prescriptions soar.More youngsters are being prescribed Ritalin for ADHD despite clinical guidelines to the contrary, say child psychologists.Jamie Doward and Emma Cra...
by virtuasapiens on May 28, 2012

Recovery from Schizophrenia: Psychiatry and Political Economy

Recovery from Schizophrenia: Psychiatry and Political Economy. Richard Warner.The first edition of Recovery of Schizophrenia was acclaimed on publication as a work of major importance. It demonstrated convincingly, but controversially, how...
by virtuasapiens on Apr 18, 2012

Issues for DSM-V: Internet Addiction

Issues for DSM-V: Internet AddictionJerald J. BlockInternet addiction appears to be a common disorder that merits inclusion in DSM-V. Conceptually, the diagnosis is a compulsive-impulsive spectrum disorder that involves online and/or offline computer...
by virtuasapiens on Apr 7, 2012

A-Z: DSM - What's a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual - And Why Should We Care?

When I first heard the phrase DSM, I thought, oh, great, more alphabet soup-y jargon. However, since most people love or work with someone who suffers from a mental illness at some point in their lives (or perhaps, are the sufferer), it behooves us a...

Interview with Howard Shaffer of the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance

Defining addiction, making research more transparent, and dealing with the DSM-V (The “Five-Question Interview” series.) Like many incredibly busy people, Dr. Howard J. Shaffer, associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, is g...
by Addiction Inbox on Jan 11, 2012

Is Shoplifting the Opiate of the Masses?

Another look at "behavioral addictions" and the DSM-V. The DSM-V, when it debuts it 2012, is set to replace the category of “Substance-Related Disorders” with a new category entitled "Addiction and Related Disorders."  Gambling is the only...
by Addiction Inbox on Sep 1, 2011

Say Hello to Temper Dysregulation Disorder with Dysphoria

The buzz around the new version of the DSM is already starting. The draft version is now online and it features a new condition with the ungainly moniker of "Temper Dysregulation Disorder with Dysphoria." That's a friggin' mouthful, so let's try T-Tr...
by Psychology on Feb 10, 2010

Proposed Change in Asperger's Syndrome Diagnosis

I want to thank Cinda who brought this article from the New York Times to my attention. "A Powerful Identity, a Vanishing Diagnosis" by Claudia Wallis alerts us to the fact "the experts who are revising psychiatry's diagnostic manual have proposed to...
by Just Because My Pickle Talks on Nov 6, 2009

Recent popular media

This week there was an excellent show on BBC Radio 4 in their Mind Changers series, hosted by Claudia Hammond on David Rosenhan's famous Pseudo-Patient Study reported in "Being Sane in Insane Places." It features interviews with his colleagues and d...

Loose Screws Mental Health News (the ODD version)

I came across an article in my Google Alerts titled, "Harvard study: Under-treatment of mental illness contributes to crime." Intrigued, I clicked on the link to read more of the article. Turns out the lede is: Two thirds of prisoners...
by depression introspection on Feb 16, 2009

Loose Screws Mental Health News (the ODD version)

I came across an article in my Google Alerts titled, "Harvard study: Under-treatment of mental illness contributes to crime." Intrigued, I clicked on the link to read more of the article. Turns out the lede is: Two thirds of prisoners...
by depression introspection on Feb 16, 2009


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