Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Psychologists Open a Window on Brutal C.I.A. Interrogations

From The New York Times: Two psychologists, Drs. John Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell, who played a role in developing C.I.A. interrogation techniques widely viewed as...

Unanswered Questions in New Mental Health Screening Program for Children

An article presents new screening tools for pediatric depression and anxiety—but fails to answer its own questions about efficacy.

Schizophrenia Deconstructed

After a few weeks it became clear to me the complete lack of comprehension that I faced as a person claiming to have been cured of psychosis. Being a schizophrenic claiming to no longer suffer from schizophrenia only made me seem more schizophrenic due to the current culture of psychiatry.

Power Causes Brain Damage

From The Atlantic: New research suggests that power may impair neural processes involved in feeling empathy and understanding others' perspectives. Recalling experiences of powerlessness can help...

Remembering the Murder You Didn’t Commit

In this piece for The New Yorker, Rachel Aviv investigates how a psychologist and deputy sheriff convinced several suspects that they committed a murder, for which...

Women are Flocking to Wellness due to Sexism in Healthcare

From Quartz: Seeking healthcare in the medical system can be a dehumanizing experience for women: doctors often dismiss women's pain as psychological rather than physiological, and...

Psychological Research Fails to Capture Human Diversity, Researchers Call for Action

Data demonstrate an overreliance of non-representative and non-diverse sampling biases in psychological research.

Forced Psychiatric Treatment: An Interview With Emily Cutler

In this interview for AdvancingMentalHealth.org, Mad in America Assistant Editor Emily Sheera Cutler discusses forced psychiatric treatment, Mad Pride, and cognitive liberty.

When Neurology Becomes Theology

In this piece for Nautilus, Robert A. Burton discusses how research into the essence of consciousness is more of a theological, religious exploration than a neurological...

Talking Madness With Robert Whitaker

On Friday, June 9th, Robert Whitaker participated in a discussion with Lois Holzman about psychiatry, the medicalization of distress, and alternative practices. Click here to...

Colleges Get Proactive in Addressing Depression on Campus

From The New York Times: The number of college students with mental health concerns is rapidly increasing, straining many universities' mental health and counseling centers. Colleges...

Study Explores Correlates of Low-Level Physical Activity and Psychosis

A study examines the variables correlated with low levels of physical activity in persons diagnosed with psychosis in low and middle-income countries

Growing Use of Smart Drugs by Students Could Lead to Disaster

From The Conversation: University students are increasingly using "smart drugs," including amphetamines and Modafinil, to enhance their academic performance. These drugs tend to be addictive and...

New Bill Targets Asian-American, Pacific Islander Community

From NBC News: Representative Judy Chu recently introduced the Stop Mental Health Stigma in Our Communities Act, a bill to reduce mental health stigma in...

How Our Military Discards Its Wounded Troops

From The Daily Beast: A newly released Government Accountability Office report found that 62 percent of military servicemembers who were discharged for misconduct between 2011...

Joshua Gordon Wants to Remake Mental Health Care

From Undark Magazine: Joshua Gordon, the new director of the National Institute of Mental Health, plans to invest heavily in brain research; he hopes to...

Researchers Question the Utility of an ADHD Diagnosis

A new article examines the usefulness of the ADHD diagnosis and suggests alternatives

Michelle Carter Found Guilty in Landmark Texting Suicide Case

From The Boston Herald: Michelle Carter has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for repeatedly encouraging her high school boyfriend to kill himself via text...

Quality of Inpatient Psychiatric Care and Consumers’ Trust

From Psychiatric Services: A recent study found that consumers who experienced low quality inpatient psychiatric care were less likely to trust the mental health system. Consumers...

How Helpers Empathize may Affect Their Personal Well-being

Researchers distinguish between two different forms of perspective taking and examine their impact on helpers’ wellbeing.

Treating Addiction With an App

From MIT Technology Review: A new app, Triggr, is using smartphone data to track the behavior of people struggling with substance use and addiction, with...

Why Stable Relationships Fight Trauma and Stress in Kids

From The Conversation: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can cause toxic stress, impacting children's brain development and physical and mental health well into the future. Having...

Hidden Invaders

From Discover Magazine: Some children's symptoms of psychiatric disorders, including OCD, psychosis, and eating disorders, are caused by an autoimmune response to infections resulting in brain inflammation. "PANS...

Missouri Sued for Over-Drugging Foster Children

From Reuters: Two youth legal advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit against Missouri for over-exposing foster children to psychotropic drugs. The lawsuit seeks a court...

Invitations to Crucial Re-orientation

In this lecture for the Forum for Existential Psychology and Therapy, Søren Hertz, a child and adolescent psychiatrist in Denmark, challenges our tendencies on to focus on individual...

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