May 9, 2013 2:59 pm
The DSM is the past and, for the time being, the present…but it won’t be the future. The future it will be either improved or replaced by a more physiologically based set of diagnostic criteria. That may change the whole landscape for diagnosis.
May 6, 2013 9:13 pm
Just weeks before the long-awaited publication of a new edition of the so-called bible of mental disorders, the federal government’s most prominent psychiatric expert has said the book suffers from a scientific “lack of validity.”
April 25, 2013 12:55 pm
President Barack Obama’s new strategy for fighting the nation’s drug problem will include a greater emphasis on using public health tools to battle addiction and diverting non-violent drug offenders into treatment instead of prisons.
April 24, 2013 12:48 pm
Nevada’s health department today reversed its practice of sending patients discharged from state psychiatric hospitals alone on bus trips out of Nevada.
April 22, 2013 12:58 pm
How strongly people’s mental health and life satisfaction correlated with their proximities to parks and gardens.
April 15, 2013 2:50 pm
Over the past five years, Nevada’s primary state psychiatric hospital has put hundreds of mentally ill patients on Greyhound buses and sent them to cities and towns across America.
March 27, 2013 2:29 pm
This weekend the New York Times reported that on any given day 300 immigrants are held in solitary confinement in American detention facilities. Nearly half are kept isolated for more than 15 days – the point at which experts say they are at risk of severe psychiatric harm.
March 14, 2013 1:05 pm
A study published in Thursday’s edition of the New England Journal of Medicine found that family members who looked on as doctors performed CPR on their loved ones were far less likely to experience post-traumatic stress disorder three months later.
March 5, 2013 1:35 pm
In first grade, a school allowed the transgendered girl to use the girls’ bathroom but soon told her family that she would have to either use the staff bathroom or the one in the nurse’s office.
March 4, 2013 2:27 pm
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can face a lifetime of mental health challenges, according to a new long-term study.