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One result of the controversy over the writing of the DSM5 is a new emphasis on finding the medical and scientific roots of mental disorders. “Let’s not try to study each ‘disorder’ but rather, the neural systems themselves, and study how they become dysregulated,” says Bruce Cuthbert, who heads the NIMH’s program.

I dislike the term “Mama’s boy” because it’s nearly always used as a pejorative. I also have an instinctive, knee-jerk response to the implication that boys should not be encouraged to have close relationships with their mothers. The writer of this CNN opinion piece clearly agrees with me, and she cites several studies that support her case.

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