Have You Been Misdiagnosed?

Autism. Bipolar Disorder. Psychopathy. ADHD. It's important to seek help for problems. But in an age of insta-diagnosis, fixing something you don't really have can be as dangerous as letting it go.

Psychopathy in Unexpected Places

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Hint: They may be at a desk near you.

Six Problems wih Psychiatric Diagnosis for Children

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.
Differences do not a disease make.

My Ex Is a Narcissist

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
What's the difference between a sociopath and a frustrating ex?

The Illusions of American Psychiatry

By Christopher Lane Ph.D.
Why our confidence is misplaced.

Is Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder a fad?

By Jared DeFife Ph.D.
Pay attention to those struggling with inattention.

The Future of the American Mind

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
Is Nurse Ratched winning?

Personality Disorders: The DSM Roadmap

By Jared DeFife Ph.D.
The DSM-V offers new criteria for personality disorders

DSM-5 Attempts to Sweep Porn Addiction Under the Rug

By Marnia Robinson
Time to acknowledge the link between sex and brain science

Shadow Syndromes and the Crazy Scale: A Cautionary Tale

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Everyone's a little crazy...

Is Bipolar the Disorder Du Jour?

By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP
Does bipolar really occur at twice the frequency in the USA?

Why You're More Normal than You Think

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D.
How psychiatrists pathologize sexuality and illness

Depression Is Depression

By Jonathan Rottenberg Ph.D.
Pssst, post-natal depression is just depression

Psychosis: Who Is at Risk?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Normalcy, neurosis, and psychosis, and what is predictable.

Subthreshold Bipolar Disorder

By Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D.
Bipolar spectrum, a problematic concept

Is Food Addictive?

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
The fight over the meaning of addiction is now a food fight

Art and Mental Illness: Stop the Insanity!

By Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT
Let's lay to rest the stereotypes about art and mental illness.

Do Nice Guys Finish Happiest?

By Karen Salmansohn
Why increasing your kindness/altruism can increase happiness

Diagnosis Normal: Bright, Conflicted, and Out of Sync

By Lisa Rivero M.A.
When inner conflict is a sign of mental health

How to treat ADD

By Donna Barstow
Mental health is a challenging field in Los Angeles.

“How I Recovered from Porn-related Erectile Dysfunction”

By Marnia Robinson
A 28-year old heals his chronic copulatory impotence.

Where Has All the Funding Gone for Suffering War Veterans?

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D.
Missing money and lack of social support for war veterans

Normalcy, Neurosis and Psychosis: What is a Mental Disorder?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Who determines what is "normal" and "abnormal"?

How Psychologists Can Help Correct DSM-V: A Response

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Psychology must assert more influence regarding diagnosis and treatment.

Medicalization of the mind: The changing Alzheimer's guidelines

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Diagnosis and misdiagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

A Rose by Any Other Diagnostic Name...

By Ira J. Chasnoff M.D.
The dilemma of diagnosis within FASDs

Porn-Induced Sexual Dysfunction Is A Growing Problem

By Marnia Robinson
Internet porn appears to be "sex-negative" for many users.