After 25 years of chronic emergency, 22 mental hospitalizations, a stint at a “community mental health center,” 13 years in a "board & care," repeated withdrawals from addictions to legal drugs, and a 12-year marriage, I plan to live every last breath out as a survivor, an advocate, and an artist.
The use of machine learning algorithms (known as artificial intelligence) in the medical field raises a slew of ethical concerns.
Ethnographic research sheds light on extensive psychopharmaceutical use by soldiers in post 9/11 U.S. wars.
Research illustrates privacy concerns with how mental health applications collect and share users’ data.
Researchers explore pathways of healing racial trauma in Latinx immigrant communities.
Dr. Dainius Pūras argues that the status quo in mental health treatment is no longer acceptable and demands political action to promote human rights.
While well intentioned, providers and volunteers can do more harm than good at the border. The Global Psychosocial Network issues guidelines on how to work for the benefit of migrants and refugees.
Researchers explore neoliberal influences on interactions in psychotherapy and question whether the radical potential of psychotherapy can counter prevailing social systems.
New review ties increased screen time to increasing anxiety and depression among young adults throughout the United States.
A discourse analysis conducted by sociologists finds problematic assumptions and practices in the field of neurocriminology.
Researchers examine the transformation of work, life, and identity in India as a result of Western corporate and psychological culture.
Without clarity and consensus around what social justice means, psychologists risk perpetuating injustices that undermine their stated mission.
Researcher Dr. Silke Schwarz highlights how Western psychology’s construction of individual resilience deflects emphasized individual pathology and deflects efforts at structural change.
Medical sociologist David Pilgrim argues that mental health care is neither effective nor “kindly,” as it often relies on flawed research and ineffective treatments.
Researchers detect discrepancies between the language used to describe lived experiences of mental health and the language used in modern screening tools.
A new study finds that mental health apps promote a one-dimensional view of mental health.
New research provides evidence that police killings of unarmed Black Americans impact the mental health of Black Americans.
Members of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Psychiatry Products division go on the defensive in a new article, responding to concerns about the agency’s approval of digital aripiprazole.
The type of diagnostic assessment used in research settings, either fully structured or semi-structured interview, may affect which participants in receive a diagnosis of major depression.
How does social network site use influence well-being? Researchers suggest this depends on the extent to which site use is “connection-promoting."
Study examines relationships between experiences of victimization, beliefs in government, and political participation among 12th grade students
Somehow, something I had said in this “secret” Facebook group had been made known. And now, at almost midnight, a cop was banging at the door of the lady who had been keeping me safe in a secret place. How did a “secret” Facebook conversation bring the cops to an address I didn’t have to perform a suicide prevention “welfare check”? Here’s what their “safe” meant to my safety.
The narratives about Bipolar Disorder promoted by drug companies may influence how those diagnosed understand themselves.
New research demonstrates that common methods for estimating depression prevalence lead to overestimation and exaggerated statistics.
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.