Should Having Antisocial Personality Disorder Qualify a Rapist For SVP Commitment?

There are fundamental constitutional questions, a need for consistency across states, and a need for evaluators and juries equipped to deal with complex legal issues.

DSM 5 Needs to Reject Hebephilia Now

"Hebephilia" is a medical sounding term for what is a purely legal issue- the statutory rape of pubescent youngsters aged 11-14. This is a crime deserving punishment, not a mental disorder deserving psychiatric hospitalization.

The Autism 'Epidemic' Marches On

A large and comprehensive study recently performed in Korea has produced a surprising and disturbing result. The rate of autism is reported to be an astounding 1 in 38 - almost 3% of the population. Not so very long ago, autism was one of the rarest of disorders, afflicting only one child in every 2000-5000.

DSM 5 Will Medicalize Everyday Worries Into Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Bruce Jancin points out that the changes suggested by the DSM 5 work group are likely to dramatically increase the already existing high rates of GAD.