Saturday, May 28, 2022

Self-Esteem Deficits Predict Paranoia & Positive Symptoms

Researchers from Indiana University find, in a study of 57 individuals with schizophrenia diagnoses, that "decreases in self-esteem at any given time point were...

Individualism a Risk Factor for Depression

Findings from a survey of 6,082 individuals, designed to explore racial and ethnic differences in mental disorders, reinforce the relationship between social support and...

The Coming Tsunami of Mental Health Care for ‘Boomers

A report released yesterday by the Institute of Medicine, at the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, says "at least...

Expressed Emotion in Families of 1-year-old Children

This study, in Child: Care, Health and Development, adds to the research that "high levels of expressed emotion (EE) in parents have been found...

Sickness Absence From Work: More Anxiety Than Otherwise

Norwegian, Australian and U.K. researchers find, in a study of 13,436 community members, linked with official records of sickness absence from work (SA), that...

Beliefs About Psychosis Predict Engagement With Therapy, and Outcomes

A study by U.K. researchers finds that patients with schizophrenia diagnoses are more likely to engage in therapy and to experience positive outcomes when...

Integrating Mental Health and Development in Nepal

PLoS Medicine's series on Global Mental Health Practice looks at the BasicNeeds model of Mental Health and Development. BasicNeeds is comprised of five key...

New Zealand Asks: “How is Your Antidepressant Working For You?”

Researchers at Auckland University have launched a study that "positions the people who are prescribed antidepressants as the experts" and which aims at asking...

Almost No Nursing Homes Meet Federal Standards for Antipsychotic Use

The Office of the Inspector General finds that 99.5% of nursing facilities in the United States are non-compliant regarding federal regulations concerning antipsychotic use....

Antidepressants, Not Alcohol, Implicated in Mary Kennedy Suicide

When Mary R. Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., committed suicide last May, initial speculation centered around the possible contribution of...

Relabeling “Antidepressants”

Do "the medications we call antidepressants justify the label of antidepressant?" So ask Davids Antonuccio and Healy in Scientifica. "On all of the identified...

The “BioPsychoSocialSpiritual” Model of Mental Health

Andrew Weil writes about the history of the biomedical model, the rise of neurotransmitter-based theories of psychology, the proliferation of both mental health professionals...

Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes Divorce: Psychiatry & Scientology Face Off?

The competing rubrics of Scientology and Psychiatry, as seen in the context of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce, gets a hearing on Fox...

Robert Reich Blogs on the Glaxo Penalty

Robert Reich, professor of public policy at Berkeley and former secretary of labor in the Clinton administration, analyzes the impact of the $3 billion...

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