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.
New research provides evidence that police killings of unarmed Black Americans impact the mental health of Black Americans.
A new study examines the effects of midlife exercise on depression and cardiovascular health later in life.
Counter-messaging and a lack of critical analysis may lead doctors away from suggesting exercise for depression.
A new study investigates the effects of mindfulness-based interventions on employee’s wellbeing across different workplace environments.
Study uncovers some of the intergenerational consequences of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
Are philosophical misunderstandings behind the failure of neuroscience to provide useful clinical research?
A new special edition positions psychological science as offering valuable contributions to the study of contemporary racism.
Upon my release I was dumped at a motel with no ID, no money or method of payment, and not even a cell phone to call friends or family for help. My belongings were still locked in a safe back at the hospital. Where are the real advocates for more low-income housing, and where the hell have they been for those who are incarcerated, whether it be in jails and prisons or mental facilities?
A new study finds that stimulant prescribing rates to children continue to rise despite the well-established evidence documenting overdiagnosis of ADHD and overprescription of stimulants.
Much of the wild world is now a garden: a rational, controlled space. Yet if we step out of the garden and back into the old growth, I believe the process of psychosis belongs as part of Earth’s “will,” of her wild. The physiological process of psychosis—that of amplified senses—is ecologically purposeful. Not good nor bad, but part of what Nature does trying to grow. Here I share a talk I gave in Boulder, Colorado exploring these themes.
We live in a culture of mandated positivity and compulsory happiness, which somehow remains untouched by the current political, social, ecological and economic realities of the world. If you’re distressed, it must either be your bad attitude (which is a choice) or your broken brain (which is not a choice); god forbid we look anywhere outside the self.
Utilizing Maslow’s published books and essays, psychologist William Compton delineates common myths and attempts to respond to them.
Results from two meta-analyses reveal shortcomings with the growth mindset theory as applied in schools.
Nev Jones and a team of researchers examine how sex, sexuality, and gender-related content are underexplored in contemporary research on psychosis.
A special issue explores the connection between poverty, mental health, and psychotherapy.
Two experts—a leading neuroscientist studying OCD, and a psychiatrist specializing in OCD treatment—question whether expensive brain imaging research has added anything to the treatment of OCD.
High job demands, low job control, and high job strain are associated with the development of a mental health issue at age 50.
From The Hill: Research shows that LGBT individuals experience higher rates of physical and mental health problems than heterosexual people. Legislative policies that protect the rights of...
From Big Think: As our algorithms are increasingly being made in our own image, they are at heightened risk of experiencing "mental health problems." "Take the...
Why do ineffective classification and intervention processes linger in school psychology, and what’s the alternative?
From The Guardian: At Cambridge University, black and ethnic minority students can now specifically request to see therapists of color. "At Cambridge, we’re now guaranteed to...