Study Finds New Screening Tool for Diagnosing Adjustment Disorders

Adjustment disorder is the term used by the American Psychiatric Association to describe a slow, dysfunctional adaptation to the mental/emotional stress triggered by exposure to traumatic situations or non-traumatic situations. Currently, doctors have no easy way to distinguish this dysfunctional adaptation from more serious stress-related conditions. In a study published in 2014 in the International…

Moderation Management Alternative to AA

Moderation Management (MM) sets out to change how we think about helping drinkers by questioning the abstinence-only approach of Alcoholics Anonymous. The approach may be appealing to some drinkers—who may not feel like “addicts” and might believe they can successfully limit their drinking—but questions remain as to whether it’s a wise approach. The dominant, AA-supporting…