Monday, June 1, 2020

Labels Initiates Core Social Support, Lose Peripheral Ties

Article Abstract: Although research supports the stigma and labeling perspective, empirical evidence also indicates that a social safety net remains intact for those with mental...

Personal Narrative Mediates the Impact of Social Deficits in Schizophrenia

"Although negative symptoms are a barrier to recovery," says a study in The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, "little is understood about the...

Trauma-Informed Treatment May Lead to Better Outcomes for Psychosis

Researchers at the New York State Psychiatric Institute wondered why a "surprisingly high percentage of study applicants" for studies in PTSD presented with psychotic...

Illinois Rep. Calls for Task Force to Investigate “False Epidemics” and Psychotropic Drugs

Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago) has introduced a resolution to the Illinois House of Representatives calling for a 'Task Force on Mental Diagnosis and Illinois...

Childhood Adversity Increases Psychosis

Researchers in the U.K. and Netherlands found a nearly 3x greater chance of childhood adversity among patients with psychosis in 36 studies of various...

Hallucination in the General Population

Investigating the prevalence and types of hallucination-like experiences (HLEs) in a sample of 437 young adults, researchers in Italy, Belgium, the U.K. and Denmark found...

Does It Matter if We Believe in Mental Illness?

It's clear that different people relate to the idea of "mental illness" and labeling differently. Many people find the experience of being diagnosed with...

Bipolar? When Quitting is the Answer

Whether it’s the Nurtured Heart Approach, or any other method that’s truly up to the task, we need these effective strategies and ways of thinking to be more widespread so we can lessen the pitfalls of the medical model’s limited prospective which has no idea of how to turn intense into immensely great.

Brain Science Doesn’t Explain All

In an essay in the Sydney Morning Herald, a psychiatrist explores how the same blind faith in reductionist economic models that lead to a global...

45% of Children and Adolescent Inpatients Prescribed Antipsychotics

In a rare long-term study of antipsychotics used in children and adolescent inpatients, the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT followed 3,851 consecutive admissions...

Diagnosing Conflict-of-Interest Disorder

Article by Lisa Cosgrove from June, 2010 reviewing conflicts of interest related to the DSM. Article →                 ...

DSM Panels Rife With Conflicts of Interest

Safeguards ostensibly put in place to ensure "a transparent process of development for the DSM," and an "unbiased, evidence-based DSM, free from any conflicts...

Sensitivity to Threatening Faces Predicts Depression

Researchers in China found that among 27 young adults with early-onset major depressive disorder matched against 25 healthy controls, MRI detected elevated response in...

Environmental Factors Drive Mania

Harvard researchers investigated 6,214 cases of major depression for factors that would predict transition to bipolar disorder.  Clinical characteristics such as age of onset...

100% Of DSM Schizophrenia and Mood Disorder “Experts” Have Ties to Drug Companies

A 2006 study in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics finds that 100% of schizophrenia and mood disorder experts and over 80% of other experts advising...

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments in Psychiatry

Go to "Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments in Psychiatry" →                                ...

First Aid for Emotional Trauma

Handout by Will Hall, offered on the Icarus Project website, on what emotional trauma is and how to work to heal it. Go to "First...

The Lancet Weighs in on DSM-V “Grief-as-Illness.”

In a lead editorial, The Lancet took the position that the proposed revision to the DSM that would modify the exclusion for bereavement "is not...

Sensitivity to Anxiety is Related to Psychiatric Multimorbidity

Researchers in Israel found that sensitivity to the physical and psychological experiences of anxiety was strongly correlated with PTSD, depression, anxiety disorder, panic attacks,...

PTSD Mediates Overall Mental and Physical Health

Researchers from the University of Hawaii found that PTSD was associated with severity of depression, substance use, and overall mental and physical health in...

Early Environment Influences Schizophrenia Independent of Genetic Risk

Canadian researchers found that childhood adversity and other environmental factors such as family instability and cannabis use was associated with the development of schizophrenia,...

Childhood Adversity Changes Stress-Related Gene Expression

Researchers in Rhode Island and New Hampshire examined 99 healthy adults for changes related to stress hormones, and asked about their childhood attachment experiences....

1 in 4 Adults With a Mental Illness Has Been A Victim of Violence...

In a meta-analysis funded by the World Health Organization and published in The Lancet, studies of 21,500 disabled individuals from Australia, Canada, New Zealand,...

Deficits in Psychosis Linked To Childhood Trauma Via Brain Changes

In a study of 83 patients and 63 controls, researchers in Norway and the U.K. investigated  deficits in attention, concentration, language and verbal intelligence...

Paranoid Symptoms Arise From Social Phobia/Trauma

In a 10-year longitudinal study of 3021 participants, researchers in The Netherlands, U.K., Germany and Switzerland find that paranoid symptoms are associated with social...

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