Innovative research methods and interventions could address socioeconomic disparities in academic achievement.
The conventional Western classification systems of health conditions are based on flawed science shaped by reductionist, hierarchical, and profit-driven ideologies. THEN wants to create a new paradigm built upon principles drawn from systems science, the life course perspective, developmental neurobiology, and other evidence-informed studies.
School discipline that punishes minor misbehavior may increase adolescents’ misconduct and lead to racial inequalities in school discipline.
Study in Brazil demonstrates how the exploration of contextual determinants of distress in mental health care can inform therapeutic change.
MIA’s Gavin Crowell-Williamson interviews psychologist Rosie Phillips Davis about her presidential initiative to address deep poverty.
Structural competency is put forth as a framework that addresses social and structural determinants in global mental health.
Psychology can only deal with racial health disparities effectively by incorporating critical race theory and intervening at a structural level.
A new study finds that clinicians’ disregard for mental health patients’ insight into their own condition may be detrimental to treatment.
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 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 finds poorer depression and anxiety outcomes in psychotherapy for people in economically deprived neighborhoods and those on antidepressants.
Researchers call for action to address social challenges and inequalities that obstruct mental health and well-being globally.
Researchers seek to identify adaptive coping responses to discrimination for the transgender and gender diverse community.
Can a renewed biopsychosocial approach, grounded in an updated philosophy, foster person-centered medicine, and psychiatry?
A case analysis of an American Indian woman illustrates how the DSM diagnostic criteria misrepresent the lives of indigenous people.
Major study finds that economic deprivation and a lack of social capital are driving increasing rates of suicide in the U.S.
The team that developed the Power Threat Meaning framework as a diagnostic alternative reflects on the response to the framework after one year.
Researchers detect disparity between white and African American patients diagnosed with schizophrenia when symptoms of a mood disorder are present.
New research suggests that minimum wage laws provide financial security that may help prevent suicide.
Debate ensues as scholars and policymakers discuss how to bring a rights-based approach to mental health policy.
The latest issue of the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences features several prominent researchers arguing that mental health concerns are not “brain disorders.”
Contemporary empirical research explores new ways to conceptualize and heal racial trauma through anticolonial and sociohistorical lenses.
Researchers explore pathways of healing racial trauma in Latinx immigrant communities.