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.
Individuals diagnosed with a psychotic disorder are 4-6 times more likely than the general population to experience victimization.
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 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.
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.
New research suggests that when parents model emotion suppression strategies in social interactions, their children’s approaches to social engagement may suffer.
A new study in JAMA Psychiatry investigates the relationship between trauma and psychotic experiences.
Researchers find evidence of low socio-economic status White Americans’ rising distress and declining well-being since the mid-1990s.
A qualitative study explores young adults’ childhood bullying experiences.
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.
Many individuals diagnosed with eating disorders describe and internal ‘voice,’ which may be linked to experiences of childhood trauma and dissociation.
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.
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.