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What Is Orthorexia and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

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While it has yet to be recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), a new eating disorder has been receiving widespread attention since an article about it from Broadly went viral recently. Orthorexia, an eating disorder characterized by an unhealthy obsession with healthy food, has been around since the term was […]

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Newest Diagnostic Standards For PTSD May Miss Previously Diagnosed Individuals

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It has been over a year since the release of the DSM-5, and data shows there is still a need to work ensure some individuals don’t fall through gaps created by the latest revisions. A review published in The Lancet Psychiatry highlights an apparent discrepancy between the previous version of the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) […]

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Caffeine Withdrawal Is a Mental Illness Now

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Is it true that caffeine withdrawal is now a mental illness? According to the new DSM-5 manual of psychiatric diagnoses, it is one of a couple “Caffeine-Related Disorders.” As reported by the Boston Globe, the new version of the DSM says that our brains and bodies can become dependent on caffeine leading to symptoms of […]

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