How Do You Define A Disorder?

How Do You Define A Disorder?

Do you ever feel really bummed? Okay, maybe that’s a silly question because, like, everyone’s gonna have a crappy day at some point. Right? But how do you know if you’re just feeling sad, or if you’ve crossed over into something like clinical depression? The answer to that depends on how researchers define psychological disorders,…

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…