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Editor's note: In 1994, the American Psychiatric Association published the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-IV. The DSM is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States.

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Excess gaming linked to depression, bad gradesupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 10:20:00

When it comes to playing video games, it seems moderation is important to a child's mental health. A new study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics finds excessive gaming may lead to depression, anxiety, and poor grades in school.

Study ties gaming & mental health issuesupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 10:20:00

A new study links video game addiction to mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and poor grades.

Binge eating recommended as a psychiatric diagnosis; obesity is notupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 08:53:00

Binge eating should be included as an official psychiatric disorder in new mental health guidelines, but obesity should not, a group of medical experts is recommending.

Could I have PTSD from a hospital stay?updated: Tue Apr 06 2010 12:15:00

I recently had a terrible experience in the hospital. After surgery, while I was still mostly under and groggy, someone came and pulled the tube out of my mouth rather roughly then inserted another tube without ever speaking one word. This trauma has left me with a rather large problem: I do not eat solid food anymore. I know that this is all in my head, but I cannot overcome this. I am on antidepressant med and have seen a throat specialist. Can anyone help?

Move to merge Asperger's, autism in diagnostic manual stirs debateupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 16:06:00

For Mary Calhoun Brown, the term "Asperger's" is crucial to conveying to schools that although her 15-year-old son has had social difficulties, he has a near-genius IQ and great speaking ability.

Revised psychiatry manual targets autism, substance disordersupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 13:41:00

People with Asperger's syndrome would be included in the same diagnostic group as people with autism and pervasive developmental disorders, according to new guidelines under consideration by the American Psychiatric Association.

Army honors dead, searches for motive in Fort Hood shootingsupdated: Sat Nov 07 2009 07:43:00

Thirteen flag-draped coffins left Fort Hood on Friday as authorities searched for a motive in the massacre that left more than 50 casualties at the largest U.S. military base.

Battling OCDupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 11:45:00

As's Elizabeth Landau reports, as many as four million Americans suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder.

Some obsessions, compulsions not part of OCDupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 11:45:00

Driving over a pothole may not be a big deal for most people, but for Jeff Bell, it was a source of endless frustration.

Programs to change gays to straights don't work, report saysupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 12:15:00

The American Psychological Association concluded Wednesday that there is little evidence that efforts to change a person's sexual orientation from gay or lesbian to heterosexual are effective.

The mystery of freaky phobiasupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 09:59:00

Carol Ann Carnese never considered herself an anxious person. Except when it came to wet wood. Heart Patients Should be Screened for Depressionupdated: Mon Sep 29 2008 17:00:00

Heart patients should be regularly screened for signs of depression, the American Heart Association recommended Monday Stigma Keeps Troops From PTSD Helpupdated: Thu May 01 2008 12:00:00

Studies show that at least 1 in 5 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer post-traumatic stress or other mental health problems -- but they're too afraid to ask for help New Policy on Troops' Mental Healthupdated: Thu May 01 2008 08:00:00

Advocates of better mental health care for troops say a new Pentagon policy aimed at reducing the stigma of getting psychiatric counseling could be a small but important step

Study finds troops shy away from mental health care updated: Wed Apr 30 2008 19:23:00

U.S. military personnel fear that seeking help for mental health problems could harm their careers, according to a survey released Wednesday. Alcoholism Study Shows High Statsupdated: Fri Jul 06 2007 11:10:00

More than 30 percent of American adults have abused alcohol or suffered from alcoholism at some point in their lives, and few have received treatment

Trying to get 'complicated grief' recognizedupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 09:41:00

In the months after David Golebiewski's 19-year-old daughter was killed in a car crash, grief consumed his life. He couldn't go to the restaurant where his daughter had worked, and he spent five hours a day in Internet chat rooms with other parents who lost children.

Fortune: I Realized I Have ADHD, and Now I Want My Job Backupdated: Mon Sep 30 2002 00:01:00

Dear Annie: I was let go from a sales job last December because of a series of memory lapses and a failure to follow up with essential paperwork. Before that, I had been a leading salesperson there...



Fortune: Panic in Pennsylvania, Hard-Core Job Corps Dubiety, The Case for Panty Raids, and Other Matters.updated: Mon Jun 09 1986 00:01:00

Only in America (cont'd) Dr. Nathaniel M. Floyd . . . has studied 230 juvenile bullies and their victims during his three years as a psychologist with the Board of Cooperative Educational Services ...

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