Without clarity and consensus around what social justice means, psychologists risk perpetuating injustices that undermine their stated mission.
For many people, the current political situation around the world is intensely frightening and not without cause. Depression and anxiety are on the rise, but we need a social model revolution in order to look at why this is happening. Labels like Trump Anxiety Disorder are merely a way to put people’s concerns in a box and leave them unaddressed.
Researchers offer a critical take on the inclusion of the Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder in the DSM-V.
A new study finds that more than a third of Americans are taking prescription drugs that can cause depressive symptoms as a side-effect.
When controlling for social and family characteristics, separating children from parents into out-of-home care increases psychiatric issues, prescriptions, and criminal activity.
Remediating dilapidated physical environments in urban settings can contribute to better mental health.
Researcher Dr. Silke Schwarz highlights how Western psychology’s construction of individual resilience deflects emphasized individual pathology and deflects efforts at structural change.
Researchers examine the relationship between vitamin D and clinical and cognitive symptoms in first-episode psychosis.
China Mills raises concerns that global mental health movements obscure social determinants of health and naturalize Western mental health concepts.
Study finds adults with a pro-inflammatory diet have a greater incidence of depression.
New research examines important factors of adherence when prescribing exercise to treat depression.
A new review in BMJ investigates overdiagnosis in primary care settings, where the majority of mental health care is provided in the U.S.
Alterations in gray matter and white matter development found in infants of mothers taking SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy.
A new study examines the extent to which patterns in prescription drug misuse and substance use disorder symptoms can be predicted by education level
Medical sociologist David Pilgrim argues that mental health care is neither effective nor “kindly,” as it often relies on flawed research and ineffective treatments.
Increased frequency of digital media use can increase symptoms of ADHD among adolescents, study finds.
To what extent are healthcare providers equipped to assess nuance in the experiences of pain among nonverbal children?
A new review highlights the effects that psychiatric diagnosis has on children and adolescents’ social relationships and views of self.
As a clinical psychologist and someone who was herself “diagnosed” and “treated” for “serious mental illness,” Noël Hunter has a unique vantage point to view the mental health profession. I spoke with her about her new book, which offers an insightful critique of mental health’s diagnostic and treatment irrationalities.
Researchers parse out factors within urbanicity that leads to risk for psychotic experiences.
A new study suggests needing to appear perfect to others leads to mental health stigma and a higher risk of untreated psychological distress.
Individualist psychological models of poverty pathologize poor communities, decolonial approaches that emphasize context and interdependence may be more sustainable.
Study details Medicaid-insured birth cohort’s exposure to psychiatric medications and mental health services.
Scholars contend that stigma functions as a mechanism of power in analysis of UK Heads Together mental health campaign.
With the increasing medicalization of depression, and as more and more physicians see the treatment of depression as falling under their purview, it is imperative to distinguish between actual clinical depression and "healthy depression" — the adaptive and expectable responses to distressing life events that signal a need for rethinking one's life and recalibrating one's self-perceptions and emotions.