These divisions were dramatized in October of 2005, when APA president Levant and American Psychiatric Association
Their agenda is far more ambitious than that, as illustrated by their attachment to the calculatedly ambiguous term mental disorder, which the American Psychiatric Association
continues to use even while complaining that it "unfortunately implies a distinction between 'mental' disorders and 'physical' disorders that is a reductionistic anachronism of mind/body dualism." Given the sweep of the APA's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which takes in misbehavior ranging from rudeness to murder, it's fair to read this caveat to mean that anything bad people think, feel, say, or do can be interpreted as a symptom of a disease.
Steven Sharfstein, vice president of the American Psychiatric Association
. Some insurers disagree, however.
(3.) American Psychiatric Association
, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed.
According to the American Psychiatric Association
, the most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.
Even the American Psychiatric Association
(1994) still considers transgenderism as some form of pathology (i.e., gender identity disorder and transvestic fetishism).
The American Psychiatric Association
's "Let's talk about ..." series cover a range of mental health topics ranging from depression and psychiatric medications to choosing a psychiatrist.
* Provide sufficient short quotations to support interpretations and following the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association
According to the fourth edition of the American Psychiatric Association
's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, panic disorder is characterized by the abrupt onset of fear or discomfort that peaks in approximately 10 minutes and is accompanied by at least four of the following symptoms:
Poster presented at the American Psychiatric Association
Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, May 16-20, 1999.
Specific labels included under the broader heading of Pervasive Developmental Disability include: Asperger's syndrome, autism, Rett's disorder, and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (American Psychiatric Association
Marc Galanter (Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association
, 1989), 305-330.