New version of 'diagnostic bible' adds emotional disorders

To view this site, you need to have Flash Player 9.0.115 or later installed. Click here to get the latest Flash player.

May 22, 2013, 10:56 am
SHARE THIS POST
Print Article


(NECN) - An attempt to make identifying mental health disorders easier is facing harsh criticism with the release of a new version -of what's long been considered a "diagnostic bible".
     
New additions have been made to the DSM-5, The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

This includes grief as a major depressive disorder, extreme childhood temper tantrums and binge eating as overeating that occurs at least once a week

Dr. David Barlow, professor of psychology and founder of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University joins NECN.

“Research helps us understand disorders of emotion and behavior and cognition more deeply,” said Barlow.

He said when we start to label certain emotions or feelings as disorders, it opens doors for people who may think they have an illness and it opens a controversial door for drug companies that may want to target those people.

Watch the attached video for more.

Tags: mental illness, disorders, emotions, Dr. David Barlow, DSM-5
RELATED STORIES
COMMENTS
Check out these events for something fun this weekend
Karin O'Keefe discusses some deals and steals
Mara Dolan discusses Tuesday night's 'State of the Commonwealth' address to be delivered by Deval Patrick
Alex Power-Hays discusses making the video; challenge for kids to make their own video
Doctor John Mafi discusses the role of exercise in helping your aches
Student Reporter Peter Costanza finds out what people think of the online currency
This small gadget can be used to make quick, small sushi rolls
Student Reporter Zeban Jaggi finds out how people cope on the holiday