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Should DSM-V Designate "Internet Addiction" a Mental Disorder?
  • R. Pies
  • Psychology
    Psychiatry (Edgmont (Pa. : Township))
  • 1 February 2009
TLDR
Based on a model emphasizing intrinsic suffering and incapacity, as well as data regarding course, prognosis, temporal stability, and response to treatment, it appears premature to consider internet addiction as a discrete disease entity.
THE BEREAVEMENT EXCLUSION AND DSM‐5
Pre‐DSM‐III (where DSM is Diagnostic and Statistical Manual), a series of studies demonstrated that major depressive syndromes were common after bereavement and that these syndromes often were
Affective instability as rapid cycling: theoretical and clinical implications for borderline personality and bipolar spectrum disorders.
TLDR
A model for the development of 'borderline' behaviors on the basis of unstable mood states is proposed that sheds light on how the psychological and somatic interventions may be aimed at 'breaking the cycle' of borderline personality disorder development.
The relationship between postpartum psychosis and bipolar disorder: a review.
TLDR
A comprehensive review of the literature regarding the relationships between postpartum psychosis and bipolar affective disorder, the data regarding prophylactic treatment and acute management of postpartUM psychosis andipolar disorder in the puerperium, and critical areas for future research finds a link between post partum schizophrenia and bipolar disorder exists.
Bereavement: Course, Consequences, and Care
TLDR
Other potential adverse outcomes of bereavement are covered, each of which may contribute to, but are not identical with, CG: general medical comorbidity, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and substance use.
The six most essential questions in psychiatric diagnosis: a pluralogue part 1: conceptual and definitional issues in psychiatric diagnosis
In face of the multiple controversies surrounding the DSM process in general and the development of DSM-5 in particular, we have organized a discussion around what we consider six essential questions
Adverse neuropsychiatric reactions to herbal and over-the-counter "antidepressants".
  • R. Pies
  • Medicine, Psychology
    The Journal of clinical psychiatry
  • 31 October 2000
TLDR
Although some over-the-counter remedies for depression are probably safe and effective for as-yet unidentified subgroups of depressed individuals, more research is required before these agents can be recommended for routine use.
The anatomy of sorrow: a spiritual, phenomenological, and neurological perspective
  • R. Pies
  • Psychology
    Philosophy, ethics, and humanities in medicine…
  • 17 June 2008
TLDR
A phenomenological analysis of sorrow and depression reveals two overlapping but distinct "lifeworlds", which may be able to correlate specific alterations in "neurocircuitry" with their phenomenological expressions.
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