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Defining Dysfunction: Clinical Psychology’s New Frontier

Speakers at a symposium at the 2015 APS Annual Convention discussed the benefits and challenges of a new framework developed to study psychopathology by examining cognitive and biological features rather than relying solely on observable symptoms. ... More>

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The ADHD Explosion

During his Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology Distinguished Scientist Award Address at the 2015 APS Annual Convention, APS Fellow Stephen P. Hinshaw of the University of California, Berkeley examined the multitude of factors that lead to the development, pathology, and stigma surrounding ADHD. ... More>

Why Depression Needs a New Definition

Belief That Mental Illness Can Be Contagious Contributes To Isolation

Psychosis and Violence Aren’t Strongly Linked

The idea that violent criminals often suffer from a mental illness that compels them to act destructively is a popular one, but research suggests this notion is unfounded. ... More>