Posts Tagged ‘DSM-5’

By On November 6th, 2015

What Is Orthorexia and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

While it has yet to be recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), a new eating disorder has been receiving widespread attention since an article about it from Broadly went viral recently. Orthorexia, an eating disorder characterized by an unhealthy obsession with healthy food, has been around since the term was…


By On June 18th, 2013

Caffeine Withdrawal Is a Mental Illness Now

Is it true that caffeine withdrawal is now a mental illness? According to the new DSM-5 manual of psychiatric diagnoses, it is one of a couple “Caffeine-Related Disorders.” As reported by the Boston Globe, the new version of the DSM says that our brains and bodies can become dependent on caffeine leading to symptoms of…

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