Over the course of my life, I have been given no fewer than five different diagnoses for mental illnesses, under the …
Just weeks before psychiatry’s new diagnostic “bible”—the DSM 5— is set to be released, the world’s major funder of mental health research has announced that it will not use the new diagnostic system to guide its …
Diverse mental illnesses may actually represent variations on a common theme rather than separate disorders.
To navigate something as complex and dynamic as the brain, a map would help.
The latest research suggests that preventing psychiatrists from sharing their patients’ records with their other doctors may actually do more harm than good.
Why are so many poor kids taking risky psychiatric medications? A front-page story in Tuesday’s New York Times offers one surprising answer: some pediatricians are prescribing drugs — medications to treat ADHD — to try to …
Psychiatry — and medicine in general — has a dangerously close relationship with the pharmaceutical industry
If psychiatric facilities can eliminate the traumatic punishment techniques of isolation and restraint, why can’t public schools?
Two distinct brain networks guide our reasoning and the behaviors we ultimately undertake based on those judgments
Why the Congressman’s recent diagnosis of bipolar 2 has a history of controversy
Most college binge drinkers and drug users don’t develop lifelong problems. But new mental-health guidelines will label too many of them addicts and alcoholics.
The committee responsible for revising the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — psychiatry’s diagnostic “bible” commonly referred to as the DSM — has dropped the inclusion of two …
A proposed new definition of depression would include normal bereavement. Why that’s a bad idea.