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“Changing the rules of PTSD”

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This November 13, 2013 article on the Philly.com website talks about changes in the diagnostic criteria of PTSD as found in the DSM-5 and how this criteria compares to what was found in the earlier DSM-4

“Proposal might reduce bipolar diagnosis in children”

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This May 19, 2013 article on the Philly.com website talks about a new diagnosis for kids that seems like a better fit then Bipolar in many cases

“New US manual for diagnosing mental disorders published”

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This May 18, 2013 article on theguardian website talks about the DSM-5 being published.

 

“Is Grief a Mental Illness?”

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This May 16, 2013 blog post on the AARP blog talks about the controversial change to the DSM that would include grief after the loss of a loved one as a form of mental illness.  The post also discusses briefly some of the other changes that are highly contested such as binge eating and Asperger Syndrome, but the main focus is on grief in this particular post.

 

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