A new study looks at how online communities provide information and support for patients experiencing psychiatric drug withdrawal.
Long-term treatment with antipsychotic drugs is currently considered the standard treatment for patients diagnosed with ‘schizophrenia.’ A new study challenges this practice, however. The...
MIA's Emaline Friedman interviews legal scholar Piers Gooding on his work on disability rights and digital mental health technologies.
A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry connects antipsychotics with damage to the brain in multiple areas.
Patient advocates join with researchers and service users to present first-hand experiences of antidepressant withdrawal.
A recently published article illustrates how the concept of neuroplasticity has been used to explain social inequalities, like poverty, by linking them to biomarkers in the brain.
Researchers review a new synthesis of the existing evidence and conclude that the harms of antidepressants outweigh any benefits.
MIA’s Ayurdhi Dhar interviews Sunil Bhatia about decolonizing psychology, confronting the field’s racist past, colonial foundations, and neoliberal present.
According to researchers, children are being increasingly prescribed multiple different psychiatric medications.
Researchers investigate the claim that the introduction of antidepressant drugs led to decreases in suicide rates internationally.
A new study has found a strong association between antipsychotic drugs and higher rates of severe cases of COVID-19.
Researchers find that most psychiatric drugs cause severe withdrawal despite attempt s to gradually decrease the dosage.
A new study, published in the JAMA Psychiatry, investigates the effect of stimulant ‘ADHD’ drugs on the brains of children and young adults. The...
A new study suggests that taking antidepressants impairs empathy, while the experience of depression itself does not.
MIA’s Ayurdhi Dhar interviews Ian Parker about critical psychology, discourse and political action, and whether psychology has anything left to offer.
A new study finds adverse long-term consequences associated with the increased use of antipsychotics in first-episode psychosis.
Researchers suggest that the pharmaceutical industry had a vested interest in using the term “discontinuation” in order to hide the severity of physical dependence and withdrawal reactions many people experience from antidepressants.
Noted antidepressant researcher, Michael Hengartner, summarizes the latest research on the use of antidepressants in children and adolescents.
The Cannabis and Psychosis Awareness Project, a four-year study from Canada that was released on Tuesday, finds that smoking marijuana - particularly heavy use in...
Researchers studied whether antipsychotics could prevent transition to full psychosis and found that the drugs worsened outcomes.
An article in JAMA Psychiatry advises very slow tapering for best results when discontinuing antipsychotic drugs.
MIA's Ana Florence interviews recovery advocate Ro Speight about her journey from receiving Peer Support to working as a facilitator in Peer Partnered Open Dialogue.
A new study finds that anticholinergic drugs, like antidepressants and antipsychotics, are associated with mild cognitive decline.
A large study of the population in Taiwan reveals that long-term use of benzodiazepine drugs, commonly prescribed for anxiety, significantly increases the risk for brain, colorectal, and lung cancers. The research, published open-access in the journal Medicine, also identifies the types of benzodiazepines that carry the greatest cancer risk.
A new update to the NICE guideline for depression suggests providers discuss long-term, severe antidepressant withdrawal symptoms.