Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rare disorder makes people think they smell bad

(PhysOrg.com) -- A rare psychiatric disorder called olfactory reference syndrome makes its victims think they smell bad when they don’t, and while this delusion may on the surface seem less serious than thinking you don’t ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Kept in chains: Mental illness rampant in Somalia

(AP) -- Hassan Qasim lies shackled to a wall in a hallway with 25 other patients at a clinic for the mentally ill. He whispers under his breath and spits at his neighbors. Torn and dirty clothes hang off his skinny frame.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sex addiction divides mental health experts

Tiger Woods, who recently admitted to multiple extramarital affairs, said he is receiving treatment. David Duchovny, who plays a sex-obsessed professor on the TV show "Californication," underwent rehab in 2008. Dr. Drew ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Asperger's dropped from revised diagnosis manual

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

Majority of mentally ill inmates don't get treatment

Roughly 65 percent of Michigan prisoners diagnosed with a severe psychiatric illness did not receive treatment while incarcerated, a new University of Michigan study found.

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