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.
Psychology can only deal with racial health disparities effectively by incorporating critical race theory and intervening at a structural level.
Acknowledging the role of trauma inflicted by a given individual’s mother is not the same as laying all blame for “mental illness” at the feet of motherhood. Meanwhile, a mountain of evidence has accumulated linking schizophrenia to sexual, physical, and emotional abuse and many other categories of adverse childhood experiences.
In-depth interviews find that those who screened positive for depression did not explain their experience in terms of diagnostic symptoms.
An anthropological look at the Global Mental Health (GMH) movement suggests several ethical problems and contradictions in its mission.
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.
New prevention strategies are needed based on our increasing understanding of the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
On World Mental Health Day, UN expert Dainius Pūras calls for a shift away from medical solutions toward a rights-based approach to make life “more liveable.” He calls for states to address societal determinants of mental health, promoting autonomy and resilience.
Researchers seek to identify adaptive coping responses to discrimination for the transgender and gender diverse community.
Gender identity conversion efforts impact psychological distress and lifetime suicidality in transgender people.
Loneliness was found to both predict and be reinforced by severe common mental disorders.
Study finds that not believing sexual abuse survivors often leads to self-blame and mental health issues.
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.
Ethnographic research sheds light on extensive psychopharmaceutical use by soldiers in post 9/11 U.S. wars.
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.
A new study examines the role parent borderline pathology plays in the perpetuation of childhood maltreatment.
Individuals who experience psychosis can also experience posttraumatic growth, which can be a central component of the recovery paradigm.
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.
A new analysis finds multiple antecedents of refugee prejudice, including religiousness, conservatism, and education.
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.