Being transgender is not a mental disorder, so why is it still classified as one? | Mic Check

Being transgender is not a mental disorder, so why is it still classified as one? | Mic Check

The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia — or IDAHO — commemorates the day homosexuality was declassified as a mental illness Negative stigma surrounding LGBTQ people continue to thrive — It’s unnatural You think being gay is a choice? Absolutely I don’t even think they were born gay I think they’re just angry at …

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (History).wmv

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (History).wmv

One book that every psychology major should be acquainted with is what’s called the DSM or the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. We are currently using the book the DSM IV TR which means the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Disorders. Since 1952, there have been several editions of this particular manual. The …

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We Were Super Wrong About Mental Illness: The DSM’s Origin Story

We Were Super Wrong About Mental Illness: The DSM’s Origin Story

[INTRO ♪] It’s hard to talk about psychology for very long without mentioning the DSM— Also known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It’s sometimes called the ‘Psychiatry Bible,’ and for good reason: it’s how most mental health professionals figure out if you have something they should be treating. But mental health …

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The awkward debate around Trump’s mental fitness

The awkward debate around Trump’s mental fitness

That is an awkward question, but it’s one that’s being asked on every major news network in America. President Trump’s fitness for office is now the top story in the country. Reports suggest that even Trump’s advisers are worried about it. Everyone around the president questions his intelligence and fitness for office. 100 percent of …

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National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: Partnering for Health and Hope Following Trauma

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: Partnering for Health and Hope Following Trauma

hello I’m dr. Lauren Caldwell the director of the children news in families office at the American Psychological Association and I’m happy to welcome dr. Arthur Evans jr. the APA CEO to talk about mental health awareness month and children’s mental health awareness day thank you for joining me today dr. Evans thank you I’m …

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