How do I know if someone is the heaviest person on the planet?

People are a lot more social than you might expect, and there are lots of reasons why.For example, the average American consumes more social media than any other group of people, and the average person’s friends are often more than half a dozen people, according to the 2016 study by sociologist Mark L. Jones.But social […]

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How ‘schizoid’ personality disorder is a common condition in kids and adults, says psychiatrist

BOULDER, Colo.— The name “schizotype” might sound like a term of derision, but it’s actually a diagnosis for someone who displays certain traits in a way that makes them different from the rest of the population.A diagnosis of schizotypy can mean a variety of things.But the term has become so widely used in the medical […]

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When will we know if the diagnosis of split personality syndrome is accurate?

When the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was first published in 1952, it listed the symptoms of the disorder.Today, there are about 6,000 different diagnoses, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).However, some experts say the DSM-5 has become too narrow and that more accurate tests […]

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