Pilot study finds school-based humanistic counseling reduces emotional symptoms in students.
A review of CBT research findings raises questions about its status as the “evidence-based” psychotherapy of choice.
I have sometimes stopped en route to work, unsure how much longer I can continue. There is a sense of betrayal to my father and grandmother by working in a profession that failed them and is the only medical specialty to have its own survivor movement, not from the illnesses it hopes to treat, but from the ministrations of the profession itself.
Study reports on the less-examined findings of difficult and painful meditation-related experiences.
Attempts to bridge the gap between research and practice result in a family therapy approach which employs clients as co-researchers.
In-depth interviews find that those who screened positive for depression did not explain their experience in terms of diagnostic symptoms.
Practitioners and public leaders identify methods and barriers for integrating those diagnosed with mental health issues into community life.
A new study finds self-coldness predicts depressive symptoms and supports self-compassion as a buffer.
Training for conceptual competence in psychiatry provides a new way forward to address theoretical and philosophical issues in mental health research and practice.
We are profoundly social beings living not as isolated individuals but as integral members of interdependent social systems—our nuclear family system, and the broader social systems of extended family, peers, our community and the broader society. Therefore, psychosis and other forms of human distress often deemed “mental illness” are best seen not so much as something intrinsically “wrong” or “diseased” within the particular individual who is most exhibiting that distress, but rather as systemic problems that are merely being channeled through this individual.
A new study finds that emotions may be represented by 27 categories, with each category relating to others in a more complex and continuous fashion than previously understood.
Psychologists and people with experience of psychotic symptoms publish a report on new ways of understanding psychosis.
Study reveals data suggesting yogic breathing may be helpful in treating depression for patients who have not respond to antidepressants
Researchers explore pathways of healing racial trauma in Latinx immigrant communities.
Kev Harding argues against conceptualizations of therapy as a ‘cure’ to an ‘illness’ and instead offers alternative approaches.
On Wednesday, March 20, 2016, Rethinking Psychiatry collaborated with The M.O.M.S. Movement and The Icarus Project to host our first Truth and Reconciliation Circle for Receivers and Givers of Psychiatric and Mental Health Services. In this three-hour event, both receivers and givers of psychiatric and mental health services expressed their thoughts and feelings in a structured, facilitated environment.
Loneliness has been linked to negative health outcomes, but there are no interventions clearly proven to ‘fix’ the problem.
This result calls into question popular notions about the correlations between personality and later-life achievement and health outcomes.
NPR reports how loneliness can change our bodies and affect our physical and mental health. "There are things we can do to get out of a depressed or lonely state, but they're not easy," they report. "Part of the reason is because these negative psychological states develop some kind of molecular momentum."
Sandra Steingard, writing in the journal Psychiatric Services, reviews a recent article finding that the quality of the therapeutic relationship impacts the efficacy of medication treatment.
A new paper explores how the disputed nature of psychiatric knowledge influences public perceptions and debates within the field of mental health.
From The Conversation: Many researchers are beginning to acknowledge that the concept of "schizophrenia" as a discrete, hopeless, and deteriorating brain disease does not exist. In...
New research examines factors that make mindfulness interventions in school most effective for adolescent’s mental health outcomes.
An article on contributory injustice describes the clinical and ethical imperative that clinicians listen to service users experiences.