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Caffeine Addiction Is Brewing in the DSM-5

By Charles O'Brien

A cup of joe is the world's favorite "upper." But is caffeine really a drug whose use merits inclusion in the psychiatric bible? The man who headed the entire addiction revision says yes. MORE  

Online Addiction Therapy Can Go Viral

By Stanton Peele

At a time when diagnoses are set to increase, I'm working to establish online treatment. Some doubt the value of Internet programs, but their reach is unparalleled and evidence suggests they can work. 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  

No More Addict "Abuse"

By Dr. Richard Juman

The new DSM-5 is the object of an ongoing smackdown by critics for everything from its minor changes to its very existence. But there is one major change that addiction treatment providers can applaud. MORE  

Why We Rewrote the Book on Addiction

By Charles O'Brien

The man who led the dramatic revision of the addiction diagnosis—weathering unprecedented criticism in the process—writes that the DSM-5 is a necessary new start. MORE  

Is Video Gaming the End-Boss of Digital Addictions?

By Bryan Le

Horror stories and growing alarm that kids are becoming gaming addicts are pressuring experts to make it a medical diagnosis. But some specialists—and a billion-dollar industry—are pushing back. MORE  

DSM-5: The End of One-Size-Fits-All Treatment?

By Mark Willenbring

When the dust of debate settles, the new revision's benefits should be clear: good science, better diagnoses, more individualized care. MORE  

DSM-5 Gets It Right, But…

By Anna Lembke

The new spectrum approach to substance use disorder will improve diagnoses. But the revision could have gone even further in keeping up with the data. MORE  

DSM-5: Psychiatry's Contested Bible

By Michael Dhar

The new 1,000-page psychiatrists' Big Book will redefine addiction. Critics are already demanding a boycott. The Fix guides you through the highlights. MORE  

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