Knowing the client’s history can help foster genuine empathic responding, a key component to child-centered play therapy.
How can we restore something as essential to the healing and helping process as knowing what is going on? If your client has an actual biological problem, he needs one sort of help. If he hates his job, he needs another sort of help. It is absurd (and not okay) that a helper would look only at putative “symptoms” and not at what’s going on.
Twice as many teenagers with ADHD experienced severe psychosis when taking Adderall, as compared to Ritalin, according to a new study.
A new study suggests proximity to green space as a child is linked to lower rates of mental health issues in adulthood.
Depression, serious psychological distress, and suicide attempts have risen substantially since the early 2000s among young adults – what’s changed?
The candidate-gene approach to depression goes unsupported and is likely based on bad science, new research finds.
The latest issue of the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences features several prominent researchers arguing that mental health concerns are not “brain disorders.”
Study examines the effects on participants of being told they are at risk of developing psychosis.
A new systematic review illustrates features of the relationship between anxiety and school attendance patterns.
Contemporary empirical research explores new ways to conceptualize and heal racial trauma through anticolonial and sociohistorical lenses.
A new analysis finds multiple antecedents of refugee prejudice, including religiousness, conservatism, and education.
The first ever population-level study of the brain-gut connection in humans finds evidence for a link between gut bacteria and mental health.
The Youth-Nominated Support Team intervention invites adolescents to select adults in their life to receive training on how to support them.
Researchers explore pathways of healing racial trauma in Latinx immigrant communities.
Researchers evaluate the impact of a school-based prevention program on anxious and depressive symptoms.
Authors propose various pathways to the phenomena of voice-hearing in clinical and nonclinical populations.
Review compares the effectiveness of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for improving physical health outcomes in people diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Greater perceptions of discrimination during adolescence are linked to more depressive and internalizing symptoms.
New research points to numerous harmful effects of high-level lead exposure in childhood on adult mental health and personality characteristics.
“Converging lines of evidence now suggest that depression—a common comorbidity in the setting of chronic pain—may in some patients represent an unrecognized yet potentially reversible harm of opioid therapy.”
The Psychological Injury model will triumph, not just because literally thousands of studies show how trauma and stressful life events result in mental health problems, but because at our core, we know it is true. People hurt people, and people heal people. This cracks the intellectual foundation of psychopharmacology.
A new study suggests digital media use among adolescents has a smaller negative effect on well-being than bullying or smoking marijuana.
A new article suggests counselors and psychotherapists are dissatisfied with current diagnostic systems and outlines some potential alternatives.
Climate change-related extreme weather and increasing temperatures associated with higher rates of mental health challenges.
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.