Among the many changes made in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published earlier this month, is the addition of hoarding, recognized as its own disorder.
A growing number of experts are arguing that—as far as mental health is concerned—pre-menstrual syndrome is a culture-bound syndrome, meaning that it's diagnosis is based on societal expectations of how women should behave and feel, instead of biological reasoning.
This month, a revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—known as the DSM-5—is set to be published, but a growing number of experts in the field are questioning the scientific validity of the guide, and list a number of "potentially harmful" changes.
The DSM-5 — the American Psychiatric Association's handbook of mental disorders — doesn't come out until 2013, but a set of proposed revisions went online today, and there's something to piss everybody off.
Though it's estimated that 2 to 8 millions Americans self-injure, from cutting to the newly-reported practice of self-embedding, doctors still can't agree on whether self-injury itself is a disorder, or how to treat it.