The real meanings of these 10 insane words are crazy

My latest article for The Week is on psychiatric terms that are used very loosely in common speech, such as OCD, ADHD, narcissist, manic-depressive, and paranoid. Want to know what the official diagnostic meaning is? You might be surprised:

10 commonly abused psychology words — and what they really mean

 

One response to “The real meanings of these 10 insane words are crazy

  1. This article reminded me of an interview about problems with the DSM5 from a couple of years ago on The Brain Science Podcast, but I forgot to look for it after reading your article (which I enjoyed).

    But, it popped up in my Facebook feed today. So, in case you’re interested, here you go:
    http://brainsciencepodcast.com/bsp/2013/dangers-of-diagnostic-inflation-bsp-102

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