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New Research Supports Sexual Addiction As An Official Diagnosis – Even Though The APA Omitted It From The DSM-5

New Research Supports Sexual Addiction As An Official Diagnosis – Even Though The APA Omitted It From The DSM-5

In the spring of 2013 the American Psychiatric Association (APA) published the latest edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, commonly referred to as the “DSM-5.” This book presents medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other clinicians with in-depth descriptions of all APA-approved psychiatric diagnoses. Before publishing the DSM-5, the APA […]

Are You A Procrastin-Eater?

Are You A Procrastin-Eater?

“Procrastin-eating” isn’t a commonly used word, but it’s a common habit. Consider how often you might eat to avoid tackling a task: You’re facing a deadline at school or work. You’re a journalist with writers’ block. You’re surrounded by piles of laundry and dirty dishes. You panic, then turn to food as an excuse to […]

How Dangerous Is Binge Drinking?

How Dangerous Is Binge Drinking?

Binge drinking is a dangerous activity, but most people who do it don’t realize the risks they are taking. One in six adults binge drinks on a regular basis, up to four times a month. Americans of all age groups binge drink, and among college students it is particularly troubling and problematic. So what exactly […]