Findings point to the role of withdrawal symptoms and prescriber practices in long-term antidepressant use.
A new study finds that more than a third of Americans are taking prescription drugs that can cause depressive symptoms as a side-effect.
Remediating dilapidated physical environments in urban settings can contribute to better mental health.
STAT recently published an opinion piece arguing that the black box warning on antidepressants has led to an increase in adolescent suicide. It is easily debunked, and reveals once again how our society is regularly misled about research findings related to psychiatric drugs. STAT has lent its good name to a false story that, unfortunately, will resonate loudly with the public.
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.
During the past twenty years, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and American psychiatry have adopted a "medicalized" approach to preventing suicide, claiming that antidepressants are protective against suicide. Yet, the suicide rate in the United States has increased 30% since 2000, a time of rising usage of antidepressants. A review of studies of the effects of mental health treatment and antidepressants on suicide reveals why this medicalized approach has not only failed, but pushed suicide rates higher.
A new review highlights the effects that psychiatric diagnosis has on children and adolescents’ social relationships and views of self.
A new study in JAMA Psychiatry found that transcranial magnetic stimulation was no better than placebo for treatment-resistant depression.
Scholars contend that stigma functions as a mechanism of power in analysis of UK Heads Together mental health campaign.
With the increasing medicalization of depression, and as more and more physicians see the treatment of depression as falling under their purview, it is imperative to distinguish between actual clinical depression and "healthy depression" — the adaptive and expectable responses to distressing life events that signal a need for rethinking one's life and recalibrating one's self-perceptions and emotions.
New research provides evidence that police killings of unarmed Black Americans impact the mental health of Black Americans.
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.
Blue Dreams offers a history of the development of psychiatric drugs, but is partly a memoir of the demise of the author's health during the decades she spent on psychiatric drugs. At the time of writing her memoir, Slater is not yet at the point of realizing that the mental health system is not a productive place to go for answers to depression.
The BMJ’s clinical editor takes issue with uncritical media coverage of antidepressant network meta-analysis, outlining reporting missteps.
The most important data in an RCT is not whether the drug provides a statistically significant benefit over placebo. The most important data is the “number needed to treat” calculation (NNT). For the person considering taking an antidepressant or an antipsychotic, the NNT data provides the “math” needed to weigh the potential benefit of taking the drug against the potential harm of doing so.
A new study, published in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, found that antidepressant efficacy was not dependent on severity.
Scapegoating a purported unseen "illness" may provide temporary comfort from acknowledging the horrors and injustice of the world, but it is a delusion — and one with fatal consequences for many. When 45,000 people a year would rather die than live in this world any longer, it might behoove us all to consider what is happening in the world to cause this.
Effects of discontinuing SSRIs and SNRIs reported on an online forum indicate significant and long-lasting withdrawal symptoms.
High job demands, low job control, and high job strain are associated with the development of a mental health issue at age 50.
From The Hill: Research shows that LGBT individuals experience higher rates of physical and mental health problems than heterosexual people. Legislative policies that protect the rights of...
Higher levels of physical activity serve as a protective factor for the future development of depression.
Women in Malaysia exposed to intimate partner violence are twice as likely to experience postnatal depression.
A new study by Peter Groot and Jim van Os has found that tapering strips help people successfully discontinue antidepressant medications.