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2014-08-14 23:01:23

National Council on Problem Gambling provides advocates with road map to ensure gambling addiction is incorporated into the evolving national healthcare system. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) released the report “Problem Gambling in the 21st Century Healthcare System: Implications of the DSM-5, ACA and Parity for Problem Gambling Treatment and Advocacy” to provide policy makers, counselors, problem gamblers and their families...

2014-05-02 23:08:00

Company devotes weekly blog to the topic as a part of their ASD awareness campaign, and explains how the changes to the definition may affect individuals with ASD and their families. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 M&L Special Needs Planning, LLC is a Washington, D.C.-based company that specializes in helping families with special needs secure financially stability, happy and productive futures for their loved ones with disabilities. As a part of their commitment to ensuring that...

2014-03-19 23:02:15

The fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) finally defines Binge Eating Disorder as an official eating disorder, creating a greater need for guideline and diagnostics education. Fort Washington, PA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Due to recent changes to the DSM-5, the need to understand Binge Eating Disorder (BED) has never been greater. As of 2013, the DSM-5 officially recognizes BED as a mental disorder and has updated the diagnostic criteria, leading...

2014-03-11 23:02:23

Now is the time to clear the confusion regarding the DSM-5. Get the answers you need to better identify and diagnose children and adolescents with mental health disorders by examining the changes in the DSM-5. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Cross Country Education is a leading provider of training for the DSM-5. The DSM-IV was published in 1994 and updated by the APA's DSM-IV-TR in 2000. Since then the DSM has become the "gold standard" and the "mental health...

2014-03-04 23:30:27

The Saint Jude Retreats, a non-12 step substance use program, releases radio show interview on the topic of overmedication and overdiagnosis with Dr. Allen Frances. Amsterdam, NY (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 The Saint Jude Retreats is excited to announce that as of today Tuesday, March, 4, 2014 the Saint Jude Retreats Radio’s latest show is live and ready for download or streaming. The radio show host and Executive Director of Saint Jude Retreats, Michelle Dunbar, opens the segment with a...

New Autism Definition May Decrease Diagnosis By One-third
2014-02-26 11:24:39

Columbia University Medical Center New diagnosis guidelines for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) issued by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) may reduce by almost one third the total number of people being diagnosed, according to new research from Columbia University School of Nursing published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. The guidelines, released in May 2013 and the first major update to psychiatric diagnosis criteria in almost two decades, may leave...

2014-01-27 15:07:03

Prevalence unchanged when ASD combined with new social communication disorder; researchers say autism services appropriate for both A new study finds that the estimated prevalence of autism under the new DSM-5 criteria would decrease only to the extent that some children would receive the new diagnosis of social communication disorder (SCD). The study, funded in part by a research grant from Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, appears online in the...

2013-10-07 13:31:46

This press release is in support of a presentation by Professor Suzanne Dickson on Monday Oct. 7 at the 26th ECNP Congress in Barcelona, Spain Food addiction is not yet recognized as a mental disorder but certain obese individuals clearly display addictive-like behavior towards food. To achieve a formal diagnostic status, 'food addiction' requires a stronger evidence base to support the claim that certain ingredients have addictive properties identical to addictive drugs of abuse. This...

2013-08-11 23:03:10

The relationship between grief and depression following bereavement has generated much debate in the psychological community and public media. A new article by Rochelle Perper, Ph.D., “Grief, Depression and the DSM-5,” sheds new light on the subject, and can help both clinicians and the general public achieve a greater understanding of the clinical challenges and options for treating these conditions. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2013 The relationship between grief and depression...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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