Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Childhood Maltreatment Drives Self-Injury

From Medscape: New research shows that individuals who were physically, sexually, or emotionally abused as children are more likely to engage in non-suicidal self-injury. Article →­

A Veteran Wonders: How Will My PTSD Affect My Kids?

In this piece for The Atlantic, Brooke King reflects on how her trauma currently affects and may continue to affect her children, as well as...

The Empire Dreamt Back: Britain’s Use of Psychoanalysis

From Aeon: In the early 20th-century Age of Empire, officials in the British Empire sought to better understand their colonial subjects through the use of...

Ten Simple Things We Can Do Immediately to Reduce Suicide

In this piece for Unthinkable, Dr. Jacob Z. Hess describes ten ways we can all help to reduce suicide, including promoting self-determination and choice in...

Vets Who Receive Legal Aid Show Improved Mental Health

From Yale News: A new study shows that veterans who receive legal help with housing, benefits, and consumer or personal matters have increased income, fewer...

Mad Pride: Making a Truce With the Voices in Your Head

In this piece for Vice, Tess McClure describes New Zealand's Mad Pride movement, a movement that seeks to destigmatize, normalize, and celebrate experiences of voice-hearing...

The Need to Address Suicide in Prisons

Rates of suicide in prison are significantly higher than in the general population.

Licensed to Bill: How Doctors Profit From Injury Assessments

From The Globe and Mail: Doctors are making millions of dollars a year by providing independent medical evaluations of accident victims for the auto-insurance industry....

Drop the Stigmatizing Term “Schizophrenia”

Dr. Brian Koehler is petitioning the American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization to drop the stigmatizing term "schizophrenia." Click here to sign the...

Police Violence Victims at Increased Risk of Psychotic Symptoms

Researchers examine links between police victimization and psychotic symptoms in a topical new study.

National Survivor User Network Video

In this video, Sarah Yiannoullou, Managing Director of NSUN, and Raza Griffiths, NSUN London Network Coordinator, discuss the importance of including and centering the voices and...

Badiou, the Event, and Psychiatry, Part 2

In the second part of a two-part series on philosophy and psychiatry, Vincenzo Di Nicola describes an alternative model of psychiatry that rejects some of...

This is What Self-Care Really Means

In this piece for Thought Catalog, Brianna West redefines self-care as actions we take to build a life that feels fulfilling, not a reprieve from...

Anyone Can Be Trained to Hallucinate

From Flipboard: In a recent study on auditory hallucinations, all participants — not just those who had been diagnosed with psychosis — experienced conditioned hallucinations. The study...

Misconceptions About Brain Science Very Common, Study Finds

Researchers investigate commonly held misconceptions about brain research among Americans.

Physician Wellness Programs are Lipstick on a Pig

From KevinMD: Many U.S. physicians are suffering from burnout and increased suicide risk. Physician wellness programs hold individual physicians responsible for becoming "well" rather than addressing the toxic health...

Situationism in Psych: Milgram & Stanford Prison Experiments

This episode of the podcast The Partially Examined Life explores the way that Stanley Milgram's experiments on obedience and Philip Zimbardo's Stanford prison experiment show that...

The Club Where You Bare Your Soul to Strangers

From The Atlantic: A new movement called Authentic Relating is hosting events across the country where people participate in exercises and games to learn the...

Study Challenges Assumption that Schizophrenia Impairs Cognitive Ability

Secondary factors may impair performance on cognitive tasks, making it difficult for individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia to perform to the best of their ability.

Depathologize Shyness Now!

In this piece for Medium, Jenny Karlsson makes the case for depathologizing shyness by removing "social anxiety disorder" from the DSM. "Shyness, under the label of,...

Screen Time Linked to Increased Depressive Symptoms Among Teens

New study examines how increased screen time and social media may be contributing to depressive symptoms and suicide risk in teens

Children Diagnosed with ADHD Younger are More Likely to get Multiple Medications

New research demonstrates that children diagnosed with ADHD at younger ages are more likely than those diagnosed later to receive multiple medications within five years of their diagnosis.

Stop Labelling People Who Commit Crimes ‘Criminals’

In this piece for Aeon, Kimberley Brownlee argues that labelling people who commit crimes as "criminals," "offenders," or "perpetrators" is dehumanizing and reductionistic, defining a...

A Quiet Rise in Wildland-Firefighter Suicides

From The Atlantic: Over the past decade, there has been a quiet acknowledgement that suicide is widespread within the wildland firefighting community. Both the trauma...

Beyond Critique: Psychologists Discuss Diagnostic Alternatives

The Journal of Humanistic Psychology compiles diverse research offering diagnostic alternatives toward a paradigm shift in mental health care.

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