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.
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.
New prevention strategies are needed based on our increasing understanding of the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Can a renewed biopsychosocial approach, grounded in an updated philosophy, foster person-centered medicine, and psychiatry?
What physical activity-based programs are being implemented in schools, how are they being researched, and what kind of impact have they made?
A new study suggests proximity to green space as a child is linked to lower rates of mental health issues in adulthood.
The latest issue of the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences features several prominent researchers arguing that mental health concerns are not “brain disorders.”
The first ever population-level study of the brain-gut connection in humans finds evidence for a link between gut bacteria and mental health.
Review compares the effectiveness of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for improving physical health outcomes in people diagnosed with schizophrenia.
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 article suggests integrating physical activity throughout the day may help to address the mental health of students.
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 finds that individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression have diets that are more inflammatory and higher in calories.
A recent review suggests that depression guidelines do not incorporate evidence for exercise within a stepped-care approach and may be over-reliant on pharmacological treatments.
Can current guidelines for sleep, exercise, and screen time in childhood be linked to positive cognitive outcomes?
Direct access to care in safe locations is key in reducing healthcare costs and increasing quality of life for homeless populations.
A new study finds ideal sleep duration differs in adolescents for peak mental health and academic outcomes.
A new study finds that more than a third of Americans are taking prescription drugs that can cause depressive symptoms as a side-effect.
Researchers examine the relationship between vitamin D and clinical and cognitive symptoms in first-episode psychosis.
Study finds adults with a pro-inflammatory diet have a greater incidence of depression.
New research examines important factors of adherence when prescribing exercise to treat depression.
To what extent are healthcare providers equipped to assess nuance in the experiences of pain among nonverbal children?
A new study examines the effects of midlife exercise on depression and cardiovascular health later in life.
Counter-messaging and a lack of critical analysis may lead doctors away from suggesting exercise for depression.