Tag Archives: American Psychiatric Association

Prejudices, misconceptions about serious mental illness creep into medical treatment plans

By Lauren LeBano, PsychCongress Network, May 23, 2013 Prejudices about individuals with mental illness play a role in many healthcare providers’ treatment decisions involving physical conditions, a randomized trial suggested. When providers of all types — even mental health professionals … Continue reading

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DSM-5 launch marked by psychiatrists sparring in print, protesters gathering out front

By Jenny Westberg, Portland Mental Health Examiner, May 23, 2013 A rising controversy over the DSM-5, the new edition of the so-called Bible of psychiatry, heated up to a flashpoint last weekend as the book was launched at the 166th … Continue reading

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APA releases new psychiatric manual, the DSM-5

By The Associated Press, in The Oregonian, May 15, 2013 In the new psychiatric manual of mental disorders, grief soon after a loved one’s death can be considered major depression. Extreme childhood temper tantrums get a fancy name. And certain … Continue reading

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Psychiatrists represent half of top earners in ProPublica’s Dollars for Docs database

By Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, March 11, 2013 Dr. Jon W. Draud, the medical director of psychiatric and addiction medicine at two Tennessee hospitals, pursues some eclectic passions. He’s bred sleek Basenji hunting dogs for show. And last … Continue reading

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DSM-5 approved, including ‘substantial changes’ to psychiatric diagnosis

By Amanda Gardner, U.S. News & World Report, Dec. 3, 2012 The long-awaited revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has been approved, bringing with it a series of revisions, additions and subtractions to the tome … Continue reading

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Off-Label Use Of Risky Antipsychotic Drugs Raises Concerns

By Sandra G. Boodman, for Kaiser Health News, March 12, 2012 This story was produced in collaboration with The Washington Post. Adriane Fugh-Berman was stunned by the question: Two graduate students who had no symptoms of mental illness wondered if … Continue reading

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Doctors on Alert

From the Oregonian, June 23, 1994 – not available elsewhere online. “A man just came in,” a frightened secretary told Dr. Elmore E. Duncan, “carrying a gun.” That June morning in 1985, the psychiatrist was in the hall, picking up … Continue reading

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