While well intentioned, providers and volunteers can do more harm than good at the border. The Global Psychosocial Network issues guidelines on how to work for the benefit of migrants and refugees.
Children who were exposed to anti-seizure drug valproate in utero were 48% more likely to develop ADHD, according to a new study.
Biologists found that exposure to antidepressants suppresses important survival behaviors in zebrafish, an effect that persisted across three generations and was found to be more severe for males.
A new study examines the preventative effects of cultural engagement has on depression among older adults.
Individuals diagnosed with a psychotic disorder are 4-6 times more likely than the general population to experience victimization.
Researchers outline the concept of ecologically driven grief due to climate change and recommend future research to better understand the psychological impact of climate change.
An article on contributory injustice describes the clinical and ethical imperative that clinicians listen to service users experiences.
Attempting to locate the mechanisms of psychiatric disorder is a step in the wrong direction and fails to challenge potentially unjust social practices.
A new study has found that the three most commonly-used dementia screening measures often misdiagnose patients.
Already-existing ICD codes provide a diagnostic alternative to biomedical models of health by contextualizing suffering within psychosocial conditions, yet these codes are underutilized.
A new paper explores how the disputed nature of psychiatric knowledge influences public perceptions and debates within the field of mental health.
A new article suggests integrating physical activity throughout the day may help to address the mental health of students.
As an increasing amount of research seeks to address the epidemic of loneliness, conceptual clarity is needed.
The postmodern zeitgeist of the past few decades encourages us to believe that we can endlessly reinvent ourselves untethered to our human biology. But the explosion of research on the microbiome reminds us that we are deeply embedded in an ecosystem that lives within us and around us, without which we cannot survive.
Study questions how international psychiatric treatment of street children in Cairo could be reinforcing their marginality and vulnerability.
Researchers detect a striking relationship between the month of school enrollment relative to peers and patterns of ADHD diagnoses in a large sample of elementary school students throughout the US.
An international group of researchers, including several with financial ties to manufacturers of antidepressants, explore possible explanations for why long-term users of antidepressants become chronically depressed.
A large and rigorous meta-analysis fails to find support for the gene-environment interaction theory of depression.
A new study explores feelings of belongingness as a protective factor for childhood trauma and adult mental health outcomes.
Severe infections requiring hospitalizations increased the risk of hospital contacts due to mental disorders by 84% and the risk of psychotropic medication use by 42%.
Study highlights the importance of early interventions for institutionalized children.
As the Global Mental Health Movement attempts to address cross-cultural mental health disparities, a new article encourages integrating traditional healing practices with psychotherapy.
Benzodiazepine prescription practices may be in response to an epidemic of distress, rather than being used to treat specific mental health diagnoses.
A new study found that prazosin was associated with increased insomnia and nightmares, and did not reduce suicidal thoughts.
New research suggests that when parents model emotion suppression strategies in social interactions, their children’s approaches to social engagement may suffer.