Increased frequency of digital media use can increase symptoms of ADHD among adolescents, study finds.
New research has found that a childhood ADHD diagnosis is not predictive of adult functioning in boys.
Researchers detect discrepancies between the language used to describe lived experiences of mental health and the language used in modern screening tools.
A new review highlights the effects that psychiatric diagnosis has on children and adolescents’ social relationships and views of self.
Researchers investigate the first-person experiences of people who disagreed with their psychiatric diagnosis of psychosis.
Study details Medicaid-insured birth cohort’s exposure to psychiatric medications and mental health services.
A new study finds that stimulant prescribing rates to children continue to rise despite the well-established evidence documenting overdiagnosis of ADHD and overprescription of stimulants.
This is my story of forced psychiatric treatment as an eight-year-old girl, from my perspective as an adult mental health professional. Being held down kicking and screaming to be injected with a benzodiazepine is a human rights violation no child should endure for saying no to a pharmaceutical. In hindsight, when I reflect on that day, it feels like a form of child abuse.
Why do ineffective classification and intervention processes linger in school psychology, and what’s the alternative?
The type of diagnostic assessment used in research settings, either fully structured or semi-structured interview, may affect which participants in receive a diagnosis of major depression.
A new review, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, examines the perspectives of clinicians and service-users on psychiatric diagnosis.
A sea change is needed in the evaluation of children with perceived psychological disturbances. Parents are told that their child has a fictitious biochemical imbalance in the brain while real medical disorders are overlooked. In our family's case, it was Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Strep (PANDAS).
Family medicine and pediatric providers are less confident in their assessment of irritability in youth than psychiatric providers, which may lead to overdiagnosis of bipolar disorder.
Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing has an “alarmingly high” 40% false-positive rate.
From Modern Healthcare: Physicians may be overprescribing psychotropic medications to children on Medicaid or CHIP, which may be partly due to inadequate access to alternatives...
Lack of overdiagnosis parameters stifles communication across fields seeking to mitigate its potential harm.
The narratives about Bipolar Disorder promoted by drug companies may influence how those diagnosed understand themselves.
Researchers found that 95% of adolescents and adults who screened positive for late-onset ADHD did not merit the actual diagnosis.
Review of a new mixed depression guideline reveals financial bias of guideline developers and lack of evidence supporting recommendations for prescribing of antipsychotics.
My life flashed before my eyes as my entire medical history over the last decade was rewritten from having a genetic brain disease to being a victim of a medical scam. It was bittersweet, for I realized that I was not sick and dying, but I had been robbed of so many years of my life due to the psychiatrist’s lies. Now I am suing my former psychiatrist for damages.
Race often determines whether school punishment or therapy and drugs will be used to address children’s problem behaviors.
New research demonstrates that common methods for estimating depression prevalence lead to overestimation and exaggerated statistics.
Proposal to include psychosocial adversities that impact mental health in ICD and DSM diagnoses.
Meta-analytic study detects upsurge in patterns of perfectionism in young adults and explores how neoliberalism contributes to this trend.
A new analysis of UK mental health data suggests the way organizations deliver mental health services can alter patient outcomes.