A new study finds that clinicians’ disregard for mental health patients’ insight into their own condition may be detrimental to treatment.
Acknowledging the role of trauma inflicted by a given individual’s mother is not the same as laying all blame for “mental illness” at the feet of motherhood. Meanwhile, a mountain of evidence has accumulated linking schizophrenia to sexual, physical, and emotional abuse and many other categories of adverse childhood experiences.
In-depth interviews find that those who screened positive for depression did not explain their experience in terms of diagnostic symptoms.
Millions of current and former foster children experience multiple kinds of trauma, as documented in a six-part investigative series published in the Kansas City Star this month. Too often invisible, these young people deserve our attention and our care.
An anthropological look at the Global Mental Health (GMH) movement suggests several ethical problems and contradictions in its mission.
A network analysis of participants’ social media use and well-being reveals complex links with social capital but a minimal association with attentional control.
The Defense Cascade is a survival framework that evolutionary researchers are exploring as an explanation for extreme states that many people experience. It can help explain why chronic stress can make us feel like ending our life is the only reasonable way out.
A new article reviews studies in the field of nutritional psychiatry and how nutrition can prevent and treat mental health issues.
Researchers argue that blaming climate change inaction on psychological barriers ignores the effects of neoliberal capitalism and social structures.
A new study identifies significant links between food insecurity and sleep, anxiety, depression, and compromised wellbeing among young people in the United States
A new study systematically explores critical reactions to the DSM-5 and identifies unifying themes.
New prevention strategies are needed based on our increasing understanding of the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
A new study finds poorer depression and anxiety outcomes in psychotherapy for people in economically deprived neighborhoods and those on antidepressants.
A new review finds that dehumanizing language, including self-dehumanization, is connected to anxiety, depression, and disordered eating.
Researchers explore how culturally responsive services can create greater equity in mental health care.
Prominent researchers in psychiatry urge the field to move away from a rigid biological focus toward social and psychological perspectives to meet the needs of today’s world.
Researchers call for action to address social challenges and inequalities that obstruct mental health and well-being globally.
Increased Parkinson's risk could be related to lithium, antipsychotic, and antiepileptic drug use.
New article pushes for a shift from a psychiatry centered on brain circuitry toward an 'ecosocial' view of mind, brain, and culture.
The story of the Genain quadruplets has long been cited as evidence proving something about the supposed hereditary nature of schizophrenia. But who wouldn’t fall apart after surviving a childhood like theirs? The doctors attributed their problems to menstrual difficulties or excessive masturbation — anything except abuse.
New study finds that smartphone use may precede experiences of loneliness and depressive symptoms among older teens according to longitudinal analysis.
On World Mental Health Day, UN expert Dainius Pūras calls for a shift away from medical solutions toward a rights-based approach to make life “more liveable.” He calls for states to address societal determinants of mental health, promoting autonomy and resilience.
Researchers seek to identify adaptive coping responses to discrimination for the transgender and gender diverse community.
Gender identity conversion efforts impact psychological distress and lifetime suicidality in transgender people.
Loneliness was found to both predict and be reinforced by severe common mental disorders.