mental health

DSM-5, the new mental illness ‘bible,’ may list Internet addiction among illnesses

By Rheana Murray Surf the web too much? That might soon land you on a psychiatrist’s couch. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is catching heat over proposed amendments to its newest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) — widely considered the “bible” of psychiatric symptoms in the mental-health…

Mental health agencies face budget pressure to work together more efficiently

By Bill Barrow After emerging from a private meeting with about two dozen behavioral health care authorities around the region, the city’s top physician said Tuesday that the disparate system has little choice but to improve communication and efficiencies in response to announced cuts in inpatient and emergency services now…