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New autism definition may decrease diagnosis by one-third

New diagnosis guidelines for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) issued by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) may reduce by almost one third the total number...

No such thing as porn ‘addiction,’ researchers say

Journalists and psychologists are quick to describe someone as being a porn “addict,” yet there’s no strong scientific research that shows such addictions actually...

‘Out of Sync’ Kids: Biological Basis for Sensory Processing Disorders

Sensory processing disorders (SPD) are more prevalent in children than autism and as common as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, yet the condition receives far...

Alternative model for personality disorders in upcoming DSM-5

A new "alternative model" included in the upcoming Fifth Edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM -5)...

A third of LGBT youth suffer mental disorders

One-third of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth have attempted suicide in their lifetime -- a prevalence comparable to urban, minority youth -- but a majority do not experience mental illness, according to a report by researchers at the Un...

Researchers propose new way to classify personality disorders

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Research led by a Michigan State University psychologist is playing a key role in the effort to change the way mental health clinicians classify personality disorders. The study by Christopher Hopwood and colleagues ...

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