A letter just published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that “precision psychiatry” is not the paradigm shift it’s purported to be by the psychiatric establishment.
Journal releases a compilation of articles detailing how zero-tolerance policy may impact mental health.
New review ties increased screen time to increasing anxiety and depression among young adults throughout the United States.
The huge impact of the MISTRA, in addition to the harmful and regressive social and political policy implications that flow from it, necessitates a detailed analysis of the “science” behind the study’s major claims and conclusions. Here I offer a new critique of this famous and influential “separated twin study.”
A discourse analysis conducted by sociologists finds problematic assumptions and practices in the field of neurocriminology.
Many individuals diagnosed with eating disorders describe and internal ‘voice,’ which may be linked to experiences of childhood trauma and dissociation.
A new study explores the interplay between social stress and quality of life for individuals self-identified with high-functioning autism.
Trauma-informed approaches have the potential to promote recovery but must involve survivors and service-users to prevent the experience of retraumatization within psychiatric and mental health services.
A recent review suggests that depression guidelines do not incorporate evidence for exercise within a stepped-care approach and may be over-reliant on pharmacological treatments.
Researchers investigate the impact of immigration policies on the mental health of arriving Mexican and Central American immigrants.
A new report on pediatric bipolar critically examines the current evidence base and calls for more research before the diagnosis is used.
Researchers explore how family interventions for psychosis might be adapted to China’s emerging integrated mental health care landscape.
Researchers examine the transformation of work, life, and identity in India as a result of Western corporate and psychological culture.
Trauma makes the speech centers of the brain shut down. This is why talking about abuse is so difficult: the words are blocked. If you reclassify trauma effects as trauma-strokes, and you adapt physiotherapy to take this clinical evidence into account, then you come up with Verbal Physiotherapy.
Can current guidelines for sleep, exercise, and screen time in childhood be linked to positive cognitive outcomes?
Direct access to care in safe locations is key in reducing healthcare costs and increasing quality of life for homeless populations.
New research demonstrates the benefits and complexities for immigrants transitioning from undocumented to DACA status.
A new study finds ideal sleep duration differs in adolescents for peak mental health and academic outcomes.
An international study of college students reveals ubiquitous social and emotional challenges faced by young adults.
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.