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Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Why Do We Pathologize Gender Nonconformity?
What Chelsea Manning's gender dysphoria reveals about the limits of psychiatric diagnoses
Scans Of Sex Addicts’ Brains Call Diagnosis Into Question
In a new study, "hypersexual" brains don't respond to sexual images the same way that drug addicts' brains respond to images of drugs.
The Trouble With The DSM
With the release of the DSM-5 this month, psychotherapist Gary Greenberg questions whether psychiatry's diagnostic Bible can truly get at the nature of mental suffering.
Science Says Sex Addiction Is For Real. Here’s How To Diagnose It.
‘Hypersexual disorder’ might be included in the updated mental health bible, but first scientists have to define it. UCLA scientists have some suggestions.
New Psychiatric Diagnoses for a New Millennium
Revising the standard diagnostic manual for 2012 means revising our notions of mental normality