APA Leading the Charge Against ‘Medicalizing’ DSM-5

The American Psychiatric Association (ApA) plans a third – and final – comment period sometime this spring for voicing concerns about the proposed rewrite of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, (DSM), but members of the DSM-5 Task Force need not wait that long to learn how outraged thousands of mental health providers are by many […]

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  • Multiple Relationships Not Always Bad

    I was surprised to read the statement of my esteemed colleague, Ed Zuckerman, Ph.D., in the last issue of The National Psychologist (Nov/Dec, 2011), where as part of an article on “The Fiduciary Heart of Ethics“ he stated, “We have an ethical obligation to avoid multiple relationships.” This statement is in contrast to the APA’s […]

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  • Breast Cancer Survival Rates Improve with Psychological Intervention

    In what could be major step in the battle against breast cancer, an 11-year study by Ohio State University’s Department of Psychology shows that psychological intervention may very well improve a woman’s survival rate. The study showed that breast cancer victims might have a better chance of survival, said Barbara Andersen, Ph.D., professor of psychology, […]

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