Posts Tagged ‘DSM’

The high-profile Jodi Arias trial has mental health and treatment professionals taking notice. As the proceedings wrap up, there has been much discussion about the DSM. Its formal name is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The latest version of this “mental health bible,” the DSM-IV-TR (fourth edition, text revision), is used by […]

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has officially approved the final diagnostic criteria for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). This update features a number of important changes and some notable exclusions. The update, due to be released in spring 2013, is the first new version in 20 years. […]

The recession may find shopping addicts hitting rock bottom sooner. How do you know if you’re out of control? You can’t turn on the TV news or a morning show without hearing how people are cutting back during the current economic downturn. One story that isn’t getting much coverage, though, is how the recession is […]