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Text error classifies pedophilia as sexual orientation in medical manual

The American Psychiatric Association issued a correction Thursday to its newly published Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The fifth edition of the DSM listed “pedophilia” as “pedophilic disorder” to maintain consistency with the chapter’s other disorder listings, according to the correction. The medical association said sexual orientation is…

Chris Christie to ‘reluctantly’ sign law banning ‘gay conversion’ therapy for minors

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) will sign a bill on Monday barring “gay conversion” therapy against minors, saying the health risks outweighed parental worries, the Associated Press reported. “Government should tread carefully into this area, and I do so here reluctantly,” Christie reportedly said in a signing note accompanying…

Fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published

The field of mental health will face its greatest upset in years on Saturday with the publication of the long-awaited and deeply-controversial US manual for diagnosing mental disorders. Early drafts of the book, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5, have divided medical…

Proposed autism diagnostic criteria disturbs medical community

A proposal to use new diagnostic criteria for autism has roiled the US medical community, with many experts concerned that the move could exclude children affected by some forms of the disorder. The American Psychiatric Association recommended last month that a new category called “autism spectrum disorder” be established to…

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