mental health

  1. Science

    New “Why, God?” Study Says Loneliness May Be Deadlier Than Obesity

    Here's some god-awful news to keep you awake on a winter's night: a recent study has confirmed that true, crushing loneliness is just as physically damaging as it feels, and may even pose greater health risks than obesity. Wish I had someone to talk to about this.

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  2. Science

    Asperger’s Gets Cut From List of Mental Disorders to Make Room for Hoarders

    For the first time in almost 20 years, the American Psychiatric Association is rewriting its diagnostic manual, and it could affect millions of people. TheĀ Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5 is used by psychiatrists to classify mental disorders in patients, and the new version changes the classification of certain symptoms, and adds new ones. Notably, Asperger's Disorder is being reclassified under the broader term autism spectrum disorder.

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