Posts Tagged ‘DSM-5’

By On June 6th, 2013

When Does Worry Become Abnormal?

When is worrying not normal? We all worry, but for some worrying can become overwhelming or never ending. When that worrying starts to take over, according to the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), is when generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) sets in. People with GAD jump from worry to…


By On March 25th, 2013

The APA Removes ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ From DSM-5

The American Psychiatric Association has removed “Gender Identity Disorder” from its official list of mental illnesses, the DSM-5, which psychiatrists across the country use to make informed diagnoses of patients. Gender Identity Disorder, or a condition where a person identifies as the other gender, has been classified as a mental illness until the new version…


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