Employment lawyers are shaking their heads over this one: The American Psychiatric Association wants binge eating and excess gambling to be considered psychiatric disorders. The group has proposed that the problems be listed in the manual that’s used nationwide to diagnose and treat mental disorders.

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders won’t be published until 2013. The draft of the document, which was released Feb. 10, will be displayed for public comment until April 20 at www.dsm5.org.

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