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New Psychiatry Bible Unveiled
2013-05-17 11:16:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ushered in amidst a firestorm of controversy, the latest edition of the psychiatrist´s encyclopedia, known as the fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5, may already be out of date. Released just this week, the DSM-5 will be used to determine official psychiatric diagnoses in everything from legislation, to courts of law, to insurance forms. However, its own authors admit that it is a...

Revision Of Psychiatric Encyclopedia Being Criticized By Past Authors
2013-05-13 15:08:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Later this month, the American Psychiatric Association (PSYCH) will release the fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, referred to as DSM-5, and the impending release has been stirring a vigorous debate within the psychological community. Considered to be a diagnostic encyclopedia, DSM-5 marks the first revision of the manual in nearly 20 years. Its widespread use and influence can be seen in...

2013-03-20 11:02:07

New condition that may lead to 'inappropriate medical decision making,' warns expert Personal View: The new somatic symptom disorder in DSM-5 risks mislabeling many people as mentally ill Millions of people could be mislabeled as mentally ill when psychiatry's bible of diagnoses is updated in May, warns a senior doctor in this week's BMJ. The next edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) — used around the...

2012-07-31 12:35:10

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry Mental disorders that emerge in childhood and adolescence, including attention-deficit disorder, depression, anxiety and substance abuse, constitute significant challenges to cognitive, emotional, and social development. As a result, it is perhaps not surprising that earnings and income are substantially reduced among people diagnosed with mental disorders. Is the association between mental disorders and earnings a correlation, or is low income...

2012-07-02 21:44:04

Significant results from a large population study While many small studies have shown a relationship between infertility and psychological distress, reporting a high prevalence of anxiety, mood disorders and depressive symptoms, few have studied the psychological effect of childlessness on a large population basis. Now, based on the largest cohort of women with fertility problems compiled to date, Danish investigators have shown that women who remained childless after their first...

2012-06-06 11:06:08

Every new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders stirs up a host of questions and controversies, and the next DSM–the DSM-5, to be published in 2013–is no exception. The diagnoses related to alcohol and other substance use disorders have had their own share of the controversy, according to Marc A. Schuckit, M.D., editor of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs and a member of the Substance Use Disorder Work Group for the DSM-5. An editorial from...

2012-06-03 07:22:00

Babies who are born premature have a higher risk of developing schizophrenia or other mental disorders later on life, scientists from Sweden and the UK claim in a new study. According to Telegraph Health Correspondent Laura Donnelly, the study discovered that the risk is greatest amongst children born following a pregnancy lasting less than 32 weeks. Those infants are three times more likely to be hospitalized as a result of psychiatric problems during adulthood than normal-term babies,...

2012-05-17 09:55:03

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), long the master reference work in psychiatry, is seriously flawed and needs radical change from its current "field guide" form, according to an essay by two Johns Hopkins psychiatrists published in the May 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. "A generation ago it served useful purposes, but now it needs clear alterations," says Paul R. McHugh, M.D., a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns...

2012-05-17 05:16:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — One in every four American adults will have a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition this year. Paul R. McHugh, M.D., and Phillip R. Slavney, M.D. of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine say the debate over revising the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) could shape the nature and scope of psychiatric services for mental health patients for years to come. The DSM has been established as the master reference work for U.S....

2012-03-13 22:39:16

There are concerns that the revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–an internationally recognised classification of mental disorders produced by the American Psychiatric Association), scheduled for publication in May 2013, has been unduly influenced by the pharmaceutical industry despite the APA's instigating a policy of disclosing all financial conflicts of interest. Writing in this week's PLoS Medicine, Lisa Cosgrove from Harvard University and the...

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