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Prevalence, Persistence, and Severity of Psychiatric Illness in Teens

Sobering statistics reveal the necessity of investing in research today. The diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in childhood would drastically reduce the effects of symptoms among the teenage population.  An investment in research now could save a countless number of teenagers from social impairment, behavioral issues, school/work failures and suicidal idealization. Dr. Robert L.…

“Rewriting the Rules” – a look at the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

The “book of books” for mental health professionals is getting a make-over. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) provides the standard criteria for the diagnosis of mental disorders.  It is used by clinicians, researchers, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and policy makers as the guide upon which to base treatments, insurance coverage, pharmaceutical development,…