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By On December 14th, 2012

DSM to Recognize Hoarders

The newly adopted DSM-5 has already made quite an impact on the mental health community. I’ve already covered changes for autism diagnoses and transgender. Also, for the first time, “hoarding disorder” will be an independant diagnosis from obsessive-compulsive disorder. As Christine Roberts reports for the NY Daily News, the disorder is defined as “persistent difficulty…

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By On December 11th, 2012

DSM-5 Has Huge Impact On Transgender

With the adoption of the DSM-5, which I previously discussed in reference to its impact on autism diagnoses, ‘transgender’ will no longer be considered a mental illness. It seems shocking that it took this long to adopt such a seemingly obvious opinion, much like not considering homosexuals to have a mental illness, which only changed…

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By On December 11th, 2012

Changes in Criteria For Autism Diagnosis

Children currently diagnosed with autism may fall off the autism spectrum after the American Psychiatric Association made changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Those affected would also lose their access to vital services. The DSM, which after the changes will be in its fifth edition, sets the criteria for diagnosing mental…

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