A new study explores how “psychosis” and “schizophrenia” are viewed within the Māori community in New Zealand.
MIA’s Micah Ingle interviews Mary Watkins about reorienting psychology toward liberation and social justice.
Trauma-informed approaches have the potential to promote recovery but must involve survivors and service-users to prevent the experience of retraumatization within psychiatric and mental health services.
This result calls into question popular notions about the correlations between personality and later-life achievement and health outcomes.
According to Lifshitz and Thompson, mindfulness is best understood as “complex orchestration of cognitive skills embodied in a particular social context.”
In an article for Psychiatric Services, psychiatrist Christopher Gordon and his colleagues report on the results of a one-year feasibility study attempting to implement...
As the Global Mental Health Movement attempts to address cross-cultural mental health disparities, a new article encourages integrating traditional healing practices with psychotherapy.
Over the past seven years, I have been teaching open dialogue principles and practices in a variety of settings. This blog will focus on the development of a training program, now based in Manhattan, and what I’ve learned from running this program and teaching this approach in the US.
New research synthesizes insights from 45 studies to construct a conceptual framework relating different elements of recovery narratives to trauma-informed approaches to care.
Meta-analytic study detects upsurge in patterns of perfectionism in young adults and explores how neoliberalism contributes to this trend.
Practitioners and public leaders identify methods and barriers for integrating those diagnosed with mental health issues into community life.
Dr. Gail Hornstein, author of Agnes’s Jacket: A Psychologist’s Search for the Meanings of Madness, discusses the importance of personal narratives and service-user activism in the context of the global mental health movement.
A year after my twin’s death, I stood in a supermarket and felt my body disintegrating into a thousand pieces. My soul knew it needed the right teacher and helper. Fortunately, I found Open Dialogue. It helped me expose the real childhood trauma, and gradually rebuild my shattered, grief-stricken psyche.
Qualitative research examines the experiences of psychoanalytic therapists in their work with patients whose symptoms either failed to improve or worsened.
Individuals with long-term mental health conditions identify pets as valuable supports in their daily lives.
New research examines factors that make mindfulness interventions in school most effective for adolescent’s mental health outcomes.
A review of CBT research findings raises questions about its status as the “evidence-based” psychotherapy of choice.
Researchers distinguish between two different forms of perspective taking and examine their impact on helpers’ wellbeing.
An article on contributory injustice describes the clinical and ethical imperative that clinicians listen to service users experiences.
Sociocultural context, language, and sense-making process are among concepts that can help hearers and providers better understand the phenomenon of hearing voices
Individuals who experience psychosis can also experience posttraumatic growth, which can be a central component of the recovery paradigm.
A study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience proposes a new model for the treatment of adolescents diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD).
Confronting existential anxiety through “Basal Exposure Therapy” shows promising results in people withdrawing from psychotropic drugs.
Study in Brazil demonstrates how the exploration of contextual determinants of distress in mental health care can inform therapeutic change.
Hearing Voices Network self-help groups are an important resource for coping with voice hearing, study finds.