Traditional psychological diagnoses are going out of style

In a major milestone, a powerful organization of mental health researchers has said it will not be using the new, fifth edition of the Diagnostical and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), a handbook that has virtually defined the field of psychiatry in the United States for decades. Here's what this means. » 5/07/13 4:37pm 5/07/13 4:37pm

Do you reside somewhere on the autism spectrum? In the near future, you…

For the first time in seventeen years, the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (D.S.M.) is undergoing a significant revision. One of the mental conditions facing major emendations in its D.S.M. definition is autism. If the changes go through, a recent analysis… » 1/20/12 10:30am 1/20/12 10:30am

The Future of Nymphomania

"Nymphomania" has fallen out of favor as a legit diagnosis among psychologists. But the hunger for sex is about to be classified as a new mental disorder: "hypersexuality." If you think about sex a lot, you might be sick. » 2/10/10 7:30am 2/10/10 7:30am