psychiatry
DSM-5 Rewrites Normal
DSM-5 Rewrites Normal
Dan Cossins | May 20, 2013
A psychiatrist argues that the newly revised manual of mental disorders is part of a dangerous trend toward the medicalization of normal behavior.
Key Mental Illness Genes Found
Key Mental Illness Genes Found
Bob Grant | Mar 4, 2013
A large genome-wide study has identified four single-nucleotide polymorphisms shared between five major psychiatric disorders.
New Mental Health Manual
New Mental Health Manual
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 5, 2012
Amid controversy, the American Psychiatric Association has approved the fifth edition of its guidebook on mental disorders.
Opinion: Science in the Courtroom
Opinion: Science in the Courtroom
James Tabery | Nov 6, 2012
Should biological explanations for criminal behavior influence a judge’s or jury’s decision about how to handle a case? If so, how?
A Placebo for Schizophrenia?
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 26, 2012
The placebo effect in clinical trials of the mental disorder has increased over the past decade.
The DSM-5 Alcohol Debate
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 7, 2012
The new version of the diagnostic manual will do away with alcohol dependence and abuse categories in favor of a single “alcohol use disorder” diagnosis.
Nemeroff Appointment Protested
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 4, 2012
A psychiatric professional society is getting heat over its decision to add a scientist accused of repeated conflicts of interest to its advisory board.