Study traces the history of biomedical explanations of psychopathology to show how stigma and discrimination are reinforced when other possible explanations are ignored.
A study, recently published in Psychological Medicine, examined the cognitive functioning of individuals with schizophrenia who discontinued antipsychotics, and those who maintained their antipsychotic...
Throughout the past two decades, studies have warned of increased suicide rates in those taking antidepressants, especially in children and adolescents. Researchers also documented...
New research explores the impact of exposure to traffic-related air pollution on levels of anxious and depressive symptoms in childhood.
A new study, published in the journal Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches, explores ways that metaphor operates in the lived-experiences of individuals who...
People who take anticholinergic drugs, such as antidepressants and antipsychotics, are at a 50% higher risk of dementia.
UN official writes that States should focus instead on resolving social inequality and injustice as determinants of health and human rights.
People diagnosed with mental disorders face systemic barriers to exercising their right to vote.
An understanding of the importance of social risk factors in mental health outcomes has professionals calling for better models and integrated treatments.
Middle school students with critical consciousness of US politics and inequality exhibit more emotional distress and lower academic achievement.
Users of the substance ‘MDMA’ are reported to have higher emotional empathy than users of other drugs.
New study finds that people who felt they were coerced into being hospitalized were more likely to attempt suicide later.
A study conducted on college-aged students finds strong correlations between biomedical characterizations of mental illness, pharmaceutical treatment, and social stigma.
New qualitative study seeks to examine the implementation of the Open Dialogue approach in the UK.
Politics play an important role in the therapeutic relationship and political disclosure now common for psychotherapists.
MIA’s Tim Beck interviews Dr. Felicity Thomas and Dr. Richard Byng about their report, Poverty, Pathology, and Pills, which situates increasing rates of mental health diagnosis and psychiatric prescriptions within socioeconomic and policy trends across the UK.
Recent report underscores troubling trends cutting across poverty, austerity reform, and mental health narratives in health care settings.
In an open letter to the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), users and survivors defend the UN CRPD and call for relinquishment of psychiatric power.
Psychiatrists argue that current practice fails to account for the interaction of biological, psychosocial and iatrogenic factors.
A new article explores Mahi a Atua, an affirming indigenous Māori healing practice which stands in contrast to the Western psychiatric methods typically promoted by the Movement for Global Mental Health.
The Open Dialogue psychiatric treatment approach is associated with reduced utilization of mental and general health services for Danish youth.
Akansha Vaswani interviews Dr. John Read about the influences on his work and his research on madness, psychosis, and the mental health industry.
New data interpreted to suggest a hierarchical, dimensional system of mental disorders will aid future research efforts and improve mental health care.
Dr. Vance Trudeau discusses his study's finding that antidepressants may have far-reaching, adverse effects that last up to three generations.
Twice as many teenagers with ADHD experienced severe psychosis when taking Adderall, as compared to Ritalin, according to a new study.