Psychology & Psychiatry

Pot withdrawal eased for dependent users

A new drug can help people diagnosed with cannabis use disorder reduce withdrawal symptoms and marijuana use, a new Yale-led study published Dec. 6 in the journal Lancet Psychiatry shows.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychopathy linked to specific structural abnormalities in the brain

New research provides the strongest evidence to date that psychopathy is linked to specific structural abnormalities in the brain. The study, published in Archives of General Psychiatry and led by researchers at King's College ...

Autism spectrum disorders

DSM-5 proposed criteria for autism spectrum disorder diagnosis

(Medical Xpress) -- The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has proposed new diagnostic criteria for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) for autism. While final decisions ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Prevalence of eating disorders taken from largest sample in the US

Biological Psychiatry has published a new study revising the outdated estimates of the prevalence of eating disorders in the United States (US). The new estimates were based on a nationally-representative sample of 36,309 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Comparing the diagnostic criteria for the DSM-5 and ICD-10

Both the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5), and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Edition (ICD-10) have established diagnostic ...

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