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Brain Abnormalities Tied To Internet Addiction

By Shawn Dwyer

A new review of over a dozen research studies pointed to growing evidence that addiction to the web can cause changes in the brain. MORE  

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By Lou Stein

When I was newly sober, a shrink gave me his business card at a meeting. And taught me how not to work the AA program. MORE  

Addiction: Not a Brain Disease, Nor a DSM Diagnosis

By Lance Dodes MD

A leading psychiatrist examines the unprecedented rejection of his profession's new diagnostic system by the federal mental health research establishment. His conclusion? A plague on both their houses. MORE  

New DSM Launches Amid Controversy

By Hunter R. Slaton

After much research and debate, the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has been rolled out. MORE  

Should We Dump the DSM?

By William Georgiades

Gary Greenberg's new book skewers the inner workings of the DSM three weeks before the latest version of the psychiatrists' bible is released. He tells The Fix why he thinks they got it so wrong. MORE  

What's So Bad About the New Definition of Addiction?

By Dr. Richard Juman

The revision of the DSM—the shrinks' bible—has angered addiction specialists and advocates as never before. All because of only three changes… MORE  

Are You an Addict, a Normie—or Neither?

By Will Godfrey

Most people think they're either an addict or not. But a growing school of thought defines addiction as a much more nuanced condition. The Fix asks some "almost alcoholics" how they see themselves. MORE  

Shrinks May Make Internet Addiction Official

By Valerie Tejeda

But the proposed introduction of "new" mental illnesses to the DSM psychiatrists' bible is highly controversial. MORE  

ASAM Dares to Dispute What Mighty Shrinks Think

By Jed Bickman

An author of the American Society of Addiction Medicine's new addiction definition tells The Fix what's wrong with the heavyweight American Psychiatric Association's version. MORE  

A New View of Addiction Stirs Up A Scientific Storm

By Jennifer Matesa with Jed Bickman

A group of leading American addiction experts recently released a sweeping new definition of addiction, sending the the powerful psychiatric lobby into a tail-spin. MORE  

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