News tagged with american psychiatric association
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(HealthDay)—When the latest version of what is considered the "bible" of psychiatry is unveiled in May, experts believe several changes in it will broaden both the definition and diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity ...
Attention deficit disorders Apr 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
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.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Many parents pursue costly and time-consuming treatments to help their children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Now, a new study finds little evidence that non-drug interventions ...
Attention deficit disorders Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Presently, there are about 40 million Americans over the age of 65, with the fastest-growing segment of the population over 80 years old. Traditionally, aging has been viewed as a period of progressive decline in physical, ...
Health Dec 07, 2012 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 2 |
The now familiar term "Asperger's disorder" is being dropped. And abnormally bad and frequent temper tantrums will be given a scientific-sounding diagnosis called DMDD. But "dyslexia" and other learning disorders remain.
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 02, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 1
In older adults, antipsychotic drugs are commonly prescribed off-label for a number of disorders outside of their Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved indications – schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The largest ...
Medications Nov 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
The diagnostic manual of the American Psychiatric Association defines autism in what seems to be a fairly comprehensive way: social impairment, difficulties with communication, repetitive behavior and restricted ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 2 |
A recent study by Erika J. Wolf, PhD, and Principal Investigator Mark W. Miller, PhD, both from the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System and Department of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
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 ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
As the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is revised for the first time since 1994, controversy about psychiatric diagnosis is reaching a fever pitch.
Autism spectrum disorders Feb 15, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 2 |
A proposal to use new diagnostic criteria for autism has roiled the US medical community, with many experts concerned that the move could exclude children affected by some forms of the disorder.
Autism spectrum disorders Feb 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
One in five adults in the U.S. had a mental illness in 2010, with people ages 18 to 25 having the highest rates, according to a national survey.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Cutting back on sleep drastically reduces a healthy young man's testosterone levels, according to a study published in the June 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Health May 31, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Examining social factors is vital to better explaining and understanding the dramatic rise in the number of Americans diagnosed with mental disorders in recent years, according to an analysis by a team ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 26, 2013 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 1
(HealthDay)—People with Asperger's syndrome—mild autism with normal or sometimes superior verbal ability and intelligence—are at a crossroads: Their diagnosis is about to disappear.
Autism spectrum disorders Apr 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0