How many hours did people wait in line this summer for the newest Apple product? That smartphones and tablets can create such a furor among the populace should be a warning bell. Now, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has announced its intention to list Internet-use disorder as a clinical mental health condition. According to the [...]
Experts are struggling to revise names for the diagnostic manual that defines mental disorders. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is the reference guide that clinicians, insurers, researchers and more all rely on to classify and identify psychiatric disorders.
Why would almost 11,000 Americans write letters in protest to the American Psychiatric Association about proposed changes in a scholarly book?
By Meghan Vivo After four years of research and consultations with 80 addiction experts, clinicians and scientists, the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s long-awaited definition of addiction has arrived. But is it a change in the right direction? The new definition has garnered the support of many experts in the field as well as its [...]
The American Society of Addiction Medicine has come up with a new and controversial definition of addiction.
Experts disagree with the question of what to do or call people who want to have sex around-the-clock. People whose sex drive is on overdrive may not receive a formal diagnosis as having a sexual addiction, but they may still need professional treatment to overcome the compulsive thoughts. In many cases, frequent episodes of sexual [...]
The world has changed a lot in the past 16 years, and our views on addiction have changed with it. On February 10, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) shared with the world their updated take on addiction and related topics with the release of draft diagnostic criteria for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and [...]