Tag: Personality Disorders

What’s New in the International Classification of Diseases?

FromĀ Psychology Today: "Most of the initial news coverage of theĀ ICD-11's releaseĀ focused on its inclusion of a new mental disorder calledĀ gaming disorder...However, while gaming disorder...

Moving On

Although I saw a number of counselors and therapists for my dependency issues, they were unable to help me. Therapists saw my unhappy childhood experiences as part of me, part of who I was, but I did not see it that way. I imagined the experiences circling around outside of ā€˜the real meā€™ like moons around a planet, standing between me and the outside world.

This is the Truth About Personality Disorders

FromĀ The Independent: Armchair diagnoses of personality disorders are a rising trend, from speculationsĀ that President Trump has narcissistic personality disorder to viral articles about discerning...

An Eminent Psychiatrist Demurs on Trump’s Mental State

In this opinion piece for theĀ New York Times, Allen Frances, chairman of the task force that wrote the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental...

Boycott The DSM-5: Anachronistic Before Its Time

When plans for the DSM-5 were first announced about ten years ago, most folksā€™ reaction was ā€œWhy?ā€. Many of us asked that same question several times as the publication date for the new tome kept on getting pushed back. Finally, the curtain enshrouding the DSM-5 Task Force and its several committees began to part and proposed revisions/additions began to appear on its website. To our dismay, we found our question answered.