A re-visioned approach to social psychiatry aims to understand the broad influence of social life on mental health.
A new study explores how mindfulness impacts self-compassion and meaning in life to increase mental health and wellbeing.
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.
Current suicide assessment practices of the VA are reductive and do not allow for the individual’s narrative to be heard.
Innovative research methods and interventions could address socioeconomic disparities in academic achievement.
Study in Brazil demonstrates how the exploration of contextual determinants of distress in mental health care can inform therapeutic change.
Training for conceptual competence in psychiatry provides a new way forward to address theoretical and philosophical issues in mental health research and practice.
Ayahuasca found to be effective in treating moderate to severe depression in low-income population.
Changing the mental health and psychosocial support system in Germany requires public debate about the ways our society should help and support people in mental crisis and with chronic mental health problems. We believe the driving force behind all help and support should be humanitarianism and respect for inalienable human rights.
My blood work indicated a host of issues that had been lurking under the surface of my “psychiatric diagnoses” for years. I’d seen various mental health professionals and none had recommended these types of tests, or stopped to think about any underlying factors, aside from the well-known “serotonin myth.”
MIA’s Micah Ingle interviews Mary Watkins about reorienting psychology toward liberation and social justice.
Researchers found acupuncture effective in the treatment of chronic pain and depression
Criticisms of the DSM-5 spark alternative proposals and calls to reform diagnostic systems in the mental health field.
Hearing Voices Network self-help groups are an important resource for coping with voice hearing, study finds.
A new article reviews studies in the field of nutritional psychiatry and how nutrition can prevent and treat mental health issues.
A recent RCT showed that vitamin B6 is as effective as propranolol for the treatment of akathisia.
Practitioners and public leaders identify methods and barriers for integrating those diagnosed with mental health issues into community life.
In a new report, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dr. Dainius Pūras, calls for a move away from the biomedical model and “excessive use of psychotropic medicines.”
Report presents new body-based therapeutic approach for shock and complex developmental trauma.
Contemporary empirical research explores new ways to conceptualize and heal racial trauma through anticolonial and sociohistorical lenses.
Utilizing Maslow’s published books and essays, psychologist William Compton delineates common myths and attempts to respond to them.
Prominent researchers in psychiatry urge the field to move away from a rigid biological focus toward social and psychological perspectives to meet the needs of today’s world.
Group-based MBSR and PCGT therapies effective as a complementary treatment for PTSD.
Study reports on the less-examined findings of difficult and painful meditation-related experiences.
Study finds that traditional healers in South Africa, whose services are widely used by the country’s population, perform important suicide prevention work.