Five Mental Illnesses That Are Now Obsolete

When the DSM-5 goes live in 2012, five personality disorders likely won't make the cut. After the jump, find out which mental illnesses are going the way of the dodo. » 11/30/10 5:27pm 11/30/10 5:27pm

"Sexual Anorexia:" Equating Low Sex Drive With Eating Disorders

Today a Times reader asked Dr. Drew Pinsky, "Why do we not treat 'too little' sex as a disease or give it the same prominence as sexual addiction?" But Pinsky's subsequent explanation of "sexual anorexia" left some commenters cold. » 3/11/10 4:00pm 3/11/10 4:00pm

Will PMS Be In The DSM?

Scientists have found a gene that may cause the extreme form of PMS known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (sometimes treated with Prozac, pictured). But should the disorder be considered a mental illness? » 2/15/10 6:40pm 2/15/10 6:40pm

Rewriting The DSM: Binge Eating And Our Broken Health-Care System

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. » 2/10/10 1:00pm 2/10/10 1:00pm