Researchers examined the dearth of support for Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for depressive symptoms in light of studies detailing the associated risks.
Re-conceptualizing the Clinical-High-Risk/Ultra-High-Risk Paradigm: A critique and reappraisal
Drugs to treat serious or life-threatening conditions can receive accelerated FDA approval, but may expose patients to increased safety risks and reduced efficacy.
The paradox of relieving chronic pain with an antidepressant (and a new set of symptoms).
A new study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science examines the biasing effect of irrelevant contextual information on mental health diagnoses.
Majority of top-selling and most promoted drugs in Canada are rated as having very limited safety and efficacy.
People who are more likely to believe that others’ views will change to match their own over time are less likely to engage in actions to facilitate that change
A common practice when antipsychotics are found to be ineffective for schizophrenia is to prescribe a second, additional psychoactive medication. Now, a new study suggests that this practice is not supported by the research.
One-third of adults with an intellectual or developmental disability are dispensed antipsychotics, despite having no existing psychiatric diagnosis.
A personal account on hearing voices groups from Akiko Hart published in the journal Psychosis.
Results reflect moderate to strong evidence in support of the non-pharmacological school-based interventions reviewed in the study.
A recent editorial, published in BMJ, argues there is an increase in coercive measures in psychiatry that are damaging to individuals diagnosed with mental illness.
A new article, just published online in the journal Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, presents research suggesting that the diagnosis of ADHD is philosophically inadequate.
Philosopher examines myths about neuroscience and self-understanding.
Researchers present loneliness as a health threat facing a growing number of Americans.
Leading human subjects ethics researcher questions exploitation of uninsured minorities in experimental drug trials.
In a philosophically rigorous article, Spanish researcher Marino Pérez-Álvarez examines the logic of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Cross-cultural data suggest that happiness involves feeling the emotions one deems as right, in accordance with personal and cultural values.
Recalling past exposure to violence worsens short-term memory and cognitive control.
Large cohort study demonstrates that those with an intellectual disability are at an increased risk for movement disorder side effects of antipsychotics.
New research questions whether the diagnosis of ADHD even meets the criteria for a disorder, as set out in the manuals used by the medical and psychiatric fields.
Adolescent risk taking is explored contextually, beyond models of brain imbalances and adverse consequences.
14-year study of a rural sample in China shows those who were married had higher rates of remission from schizophrenia.
Systematic review suggests social prescribing benefits individuals with mental and physical health issues, but more program evaluations are needed.
20-year follow-up study finds that after four years, patients not prescribed antipsychotics have significantly better work functioning.