High job demands, low job control, and high job strain are associated with the development of a mental health issue at age 50.
Are White Americans’ poor mental health outcomes caused by Whiteness?
Researchers found participants were less likely to dehumanize those with whom they disagreed when they heard their voices.
In this piece for RT, Slavoj Žižek discusses the impact of capitalism on America's opioid crisis, exploring the factors that have driven people to use drugs...
A new study suggests proximity to green space as a child is linked to lower rates of mental health issues in adulthood.
New research shows that having a strong sense of personal meaning and purpose can reduce the negative effects of social media use.
Structural competency is put forth as a framework that addresses social and structural determinants in global mental health.
Canadian study finds that social service spending is associated with a decrease in mortality and increase in life expectancy.
Researchers find evidence of low socio-economic status White Americans’ rising distress and declining well-being since the mid-1990s.
Cross-cultural data suggest that happiness involves feeling the emotions one deems as right, in accordance with personal and cultural values.
Transitioning into poverty linked to behavioral issues in children, but may be mitigated by mother’s mental health.
Social determinants have been seen to have an equal, if not greater, influence on health as individual behaviors, yet this evidence is largely ignored. Researchers investigate why this is the case.
Derek Summerfield, consultant psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley National Health Service Foundation Trust, challenges the assumption that Western depression is a universal condition.
Structural competency in psychiatry emphasizes the social factors shaping patient presentations and encourages physician advocacy.
A new study finds self-coldness predicts depressive symptoms and supports self-compassion as a buffer.
Leading human subjects ethics researcher questions exploitation of uninsured minorities in experimental drug trials.
Loneliness has been linked to negative health outcomes, but there are no interventions clearly proven to ‘fix’ the problem.
Debate ensues as scholars and policymakers discuss how to bring a rights-based approach to mental health policy.
Researchers argue that blaming climate change inaction on psychological barriers ignores the effects of neoliberal capitalism and social structures.
Research illustrates privacy concerns with how mental health applications collect and share users’ data.
Lack of overdiagnosis parameters stifles communication across fields seeking to mitigate its potential harm.
Climate change-related extreme weather and increasing temperatures associated with higher rates of mental health challenges.
“In Gallup's annual measure of 25 major U.S. business sectors, the percentage of Americans with a positive view of the pharmaceutical industry dropped from 40% in 2014 to 35% this year, while the percentage with a negative view rose from 36% to 43%.”
Researcher Dr. Silke Schwarz highlights how Western psychology’s construction of individual resilience deflects emphasized individual pathology and deflects efforts at structural change.
A literature review published in BMC Public Health by researchers from Portugal and the Czech Republic summarizes results from 101 studies investigating the effect...