Perfectionism May Lead to Significant Psychological Distress, Study Suggests

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A new study suggests needing to appear perfect to others leads to mental health stigma and a higher risk of untreated psychological distress.

Psychotropic Medications Serve as Powerful Tools for U.S. Military, Imperialism

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Ethnographic research sheds light on extensive psychopharmaceutical use by soldiers in post 9/11 U.S. wars.

More to Happiness Than Feeling Good, Study Finds

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Cross-cultural data suggest that happiness involves feeling the emotions one deems as right, in accordance with personal and cultural values.

Integrating Indigenous Healing Practices and Psychotherapy for Global Mental Health

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As the Global Mental Health Movement attempts to address cross-cultural mental health disparities, a new article encourages integrating traditional healing practices with psychotherapy.

Experts Concerned That Depression Screening Will Lead to Overdiagnosis

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Behind the U.S. task force recommendation to screen all children and adults for depression.

America’s Opioid Crisis Proves the Limits of Capitalism

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In this piece forĀ RT,Ā Slavoj Žižek discusses the impact of capitalism on America's opioid crisis, exploring the factors that have driven people to use drugs...

The Conflicts That Result From Globalizing Euro-American Psychology in India

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Researchers examine the transformation of work, life, and identity in India as a result of Western corporate and psychological culture.

Mobile Apps for Mental Health Lack Transparency in Data Sharing

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Research illustrates privacy concerns with how mental health applications collect and share usersā€™ data.

How Western Psychiatry Harms Alternative Understandings of Mental Health

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An anthropological look at the Global Mental Health (GMH) movement suggests several ethical problems and contradictions in its mission.

Psychologists for Social Responsibility Oppose APA CEO Search

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Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR), one of the groups that led the push for changes to the American Psychological Associationā€™s (APA) collusion in the CIA torture program (as detailed in the Hoffman report), is again calling on the APA for a change in policies.

Minority and Immigration Status Associated with Psychosis Risk

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Ethnic minorities and those who migrated during childhood have an elevated risk for psychosis, study finds.

Series on Anti-Psychiatry and Critical Theory for World Mental Health Day

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To coincide with World Mental Health Day on October 10th, 2015, Verso Books, the largest independent and radical publishing house released a series of blogs on mental health and critical and antipsychiatry. The posts include pieces on R.D. Laing, colonialism, womenā€™s oppression, delusions and art, ā€œThe Happiness Industry,ā€ and social and institutional oppression.

Agency and Activism as Protective Factors for Children in the Gaza Strip

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Researchers recommend a ā€˜politically-informed focus', including activism, when assessing children and designing interventions in areas of chronic political violence.

Medical Studentsā€™ Racial Biases Lead to Failure to Adequately Treat Patients

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False beliefs about biological differences between races are associated with a failure to provide recommended pain treatments to Black people.

More Follow Up Needed for Drugs Granted Accelerated FDA Approval

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Drugs to treat serious or life-threatening conditions can receive accelerated FDA approval, but may expose patients to increased safety risks and reduced efficacy.

Using Participatory Action in Bioethics Research

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Participatory action approaches in bioethics research used to decrease coercion and seclusion in psychiatric treatment.

Western ā€˜Depressionā€™ is Not Universal

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Derek Summerfield, consultant psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley National Health Service Foundation Trust, challenges the assumption that Western depression is a universal condition.

Ethical Failings in Experimental Drug Safety Trials

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Leading human subjects ethics researcher questions exploitation of uninsured minorities in experimental drug trials.

Study Explores Meanings of Bipolar Disorder to Those Diagnosed

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The narratives about Bipolar Disorder promoted by drug companies may influence how those diagnosed understand themselves.

Anti-Stigma Campaigns Enable Inequality, Sociologists Argue

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Scholars contend that stigma functions as a mechanism of power in analysis of UK Heads Together mental health campaign.

Screen Time Linked to Increased Depressive Symptoms Among Teens

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New study examines how increased screen time and social media may be contributing to depressive symptoms and suicide risk in teens

Medical Interventions Are Overused Worldwide

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Lack of ā€œright careā€ causes physical, psychological and financial harm to patients

Bringing Structural Competency to Global Mental Health

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Structural competency is put forth as a framework that addresses social and structural determinants in global mental health.

Psychology Must Become a Sanctuary Discipline to Heal Racial Trauma

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Researchers explore pathways of healing racial trauma in Latinx immigrant communities.

Spending on Social Services Improves Health Outcomes

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Canadian study finds that social service spending is associated with a decrease in mortality and increase in life expectancy.