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The Barkin Index of Maternal Functioning (BIMF) was recently modified and validated for mothers whose infants were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).  The study results revealed that not all admission diagnoses may be equal in terms of their impact on the mother’s functioning.  Read more here: https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/jwh.2018.7168.  For information on the BIMF-NICU,…
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In the article, “Heterogeneity in psychiatric diagnostic classification,” researchers from the UK describe their thematic analysis of diagnostic categories in the DSM-5.  They found variation in diagnostic criteria across several categories for different disorders.  The disorders that were reviewed for heterogeneity were schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders, bipolar and related disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders,…
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