Posts Tagged ‘mental illness’

What Is the DSM, And Why Do We Need It?


I recently attended the 166th annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in San Francisco.  The 5th version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), the DSM-5, was officially released at this meeting.  Earlier…

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Guns and Suicide

Mass killings have been in the news recently, as I discussed in an earlier blog.  Suicide rates are also up dramatically, for a variety of reasons.  One of these reasons is posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury…

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Bruce Dow blogging

Combat-related emotional stress has been called soldier’s heart, shell shock, battle fatigue, and since the early 1970’s, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Posttraumatic stress (PTS) is often said to be unique among currently defined…

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