New Cyber Therapists Can Diagnose Depression Using Kinect

Going to a therapist in itself already makes a many people uncomfortable, but what if their wise and licensed confidant was actually just a fancy, upgraded Sim? Well, we may not have to wait too long to find out—a new computer program is already planning to be your depression-diagnosing assistant shrink. » 3/29/13 3:40pm 3/29/13 3:40pm

Aspergers Is Gone: How 20 Years of Psychiatry Has Just Been Rewritten

The American Psychiatric Association has just approved revisions to the manual used to diagnose the things that go bump in your soul. The first revision of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in twenty years dictates who gets treatment and how it is treated for the foreseeable future. There are… » 12/03/12 10:18am 12/03/12 10:18am

NASA Working On a Robotic Space Psychologist, Astronauts in Grave Danger

NASA is set to begin work next month in Boston on a four-year, $1.74 million project called the Virtual Space Station. The project is supposed to create a program that can independently counsel depressed astronauts by supplying solutions to their typed insecurities. AP writer Jay Lindsay insists that it's nothing like… » 10/25/08 7:00pm 10/25/08 7:00pm

Sending Too Many SMS Messages Means You Have a Mental Disorder

The same doctor that was pushing for internet addiction to be classified as an official mental disorder has now published an article in the latest American Journal of Psychiatry stating that sending a large amount of SMS messages will qualify as well. Not only that, it seems that Jerald Block is throwing in too much… » 3/31/08 2:15pm 3/31/08 2:15pm