Structural competency is put forth as a framework that addresses social and structural determinants in global mental health.
A new study finds self-coldness predicts depressive symptoms and supports self-compassion as a buffer.
Individualist psychological models of poverty pathologize poor communities, decolonial approaches that emphasize context and interdependence may be more sustainable.
Study questions how international psychiatric treatment of street children in Cairo could be reinforcing their marginality and vulnerability.
A new study suggests proximity to green space as a child is linked to lower rates of mental health issues in adulthood.
Individuals who identify as religious may be more likely to have symptoms associated with psychosis.
A new study, published in BMJ Open-Access this week, found a significant link between the level of air pollution in a community and the mental health of the children living there. After controlling for socio-economic status and other potential variables, researchers in Sweden discovered a strong association between the concentration of air pollution in a neighborhood and the amount of ‘antipsychotic’ and psychiatric drugs prescribed to children. The link remained strong even at pollution levels well below half of what is considered acceptable by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Researchers outline the concept of ecologically driven grief due to climate change and recommend future research to better understand the psychological impact of climate change.
Researchers found participants were less likely to dehumanize those with whom they disagreed when they heard their voices.
Leading human subjects ethics researcher questions exploitation of uninsured minorities in experimental drug trials.
A new study investigates the relationships between early-home environmental factors and later-life physiological response to psychosocial stressors.
As an increasing amount of research seeks to address the epidemic of loneliness, conceptual clarity is needed.
Results reflect moderate to strong evidence in support of the non-pharmacological school-based interventions reviewed in the study.
Researchers parse out factors within urbanicity that leads to risk for psychotic experiences.
How does social network site use influence well-being? Researchers suggest this depends on the extent to which site use is “connection-promoting."
A new study suggests needing to appear perfect to others leads to mental health stigma and a higher risk of untreated psychological distress.
Lack of “right care” causes physical, psychological and financial harm to patients
Researchers examine links between police victimization and psychotic symptoms in a topical new study.
New study examines how increased screen time and social media may be contributing to depressive symptoms and suicide risk in teens
Loneliness has been linked to negative health outcomes, but there are no interventions clearly proven to ‘fix’ the problem.
A new review in BMJ investigates overdiagnosis in primary care settings, where the majority of mental health care is provided in the U.S.
Findings point to association between race and the mental health care experiences of African-American and White veterans.
Study finds the incidence of “psychosis” to vary by person and place, corresponding to factors such as race, ethnicity, age, and environment.
Researchers develop a novel approach to mapping personal well-being networks for those diagnosed with severe mental illness (SMI) that incorporates social ties, connections to place, and meaningful activities.
Interventions calling attention to participants’ hypocrisy proved effective in reducing Islamophobia and collective blame of Muslims for individual acts of violence.