diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders

Sex addiction to be formally recognised as a psychiatric disorder


March 14th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 14 (ANI): Sex addiction is about to become formally recognised as a psychiatric illness.Experts are considering including the 'addiction', in which sufferers have relentless sexual urges that feel out ... Read more...

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Rise in number of Aussies seeking treatment for sex addiction


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 2 (ANI): Psychologists have reported that there is a rise in the number of patients referred to them who are seeking treatment for sex addiction.Clinical psychologist and sex therapist ... Read more...

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Is sex addiction really a disease or just a convenient excuse?


February 25th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): As sex scandals become more rampant, experts struggle to understand - is the craving for sex really a disorder or simply a convenient excuse to wriggle out ... Read more...

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Video game addiction tied to depression, anxiety in kids


January 20th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Many parents are concerned about the amount of time their kids spend playing video games and have often expressed the difficulty in pulling them away from the screen.Now, ... Read more...

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‘Walking corpse syndrome’ makes people think they’re zombies


October 30th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 30 (ANI): Most of us have only seen zombies in a horror flick or at a Halloween bash, but for some it's a real idea and a way of ... Read more...

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Scientists propose new way to classify personality disorders


October 13th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): A new study is playing a key role in the effort to change the way mental health clinicians classify personality disorders.The study, led by Michigan State University psychologist ... Read more...

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Darth Vader’s psychology revealed


June 6th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): A study on the transformation of lead character Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader in 'Star Wars' has been hinted by researchers as being due to a borderline personality ... Read more...

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Chronic kidney disease patients with depression at complications risk


May 20th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that patients with chronic kidney disease who have been diagnosed with depression are twice as likely to be hospitalized, progress to ... Read more...

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New US psychiatry manual targets binge eating, not sex addiction, obesity


February 11th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 11 (ANI): The proposed changes in the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic manual surprisingly do not include sex addiction, obesity and Internet addiction.But binge eating and gambling have been given ... Read more...

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Use, misuse of alcohol and marijuana influenced by common set of genes


December 19th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): A new study has found that use and misuse of alcohol and marijuana can be traced to common set of genes.The study will be published in the March ... Read more...

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1 in 10 youth gamers ‘addicted to video games’


April 21st, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Nearly one in 10 kids and teens who play video games show behavioral signs that may indicate addiction, a new study has found.The findings are based on a ... Read more...

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Introduction to booze before 15 increases risk of becoming heavy drinkers


September 30th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): Parents who introduce their teenage kids to alcohol in the hope of encouraging them to drink responsibly could be doing more harm than good, suggests a new ... Read more...

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Scientists call for health-risk warnings on caffeinated energy drinks


September 24th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists are calling for prominent warning labels on a slew of caffeinated energy drinks to inform consumers about caffeine doses and their potential health risks. "The ... Read more...

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Depression doubles dialysis patients death risk


September 13th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 13(ANI): Dialysis patients diagnosed with depression are more likely to be hospitalized or die within a year, a new study has found.In the UT Southwestern Medical Center study, available ... Read more...

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‘Hazardous drinking’ may be new indicator of alcohol dependence


June 18th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A new study suggests that hazardous drinking i.e. drinking more than guidelines recommend, should be seen as an indicator of alcohol dependence.Present diagnostic guides divide alcohol-use disorders ... Read more...

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Kids with chronic insomnia suffer more


March 23rd, 2008 - 3:57 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 23 (IANS) Children with chronic insomnia lose a lot more than their sleep as they tend to have more personal problems, says a new research. Persistent insomnia has been ... Read more...

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