What media hype and those selling mindfulness don’t tell you is that mindfulness is a process that can radically transform you, and it’s not always safe, nor is it easy or straightforward. We make it safer by being aware of the risks and learning to listen to our own bodies about when it is or isn’t okay for us. No one else actually knows.
Between 2007 and 2016, the FDA identified 776 herbal supplements containing active, unapproved pharmaceutical chemicals.
Study finds that individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression have diets that are more inflammatory and higher in calories.
New review ties increased screen time to increasing anxiety and depression among young adults throughout the United States.
A new study in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience has found that the smell of lavender extract has an anxiolytic effect.
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.
Researchers explore how family interventions for psychosis might be adapted to China’s emerging integrated mental health care landscape.
The world calls what was "wrong" with me "bipolar." I prefer the notion that I went through a birth process to become the healer that I am today. I can't be silent because I know there are people like I was who are trapped and may not realize it yet. When they begin to see the prison bars that surround them, I want to be there for them as others were for me.
New research examines factors that make mindfulness interventions in school most effective for adolescent’s mental health outcomes.
Remediating dilapidated physical environments in urban settings can contribute to better mental health.
Researchers examine the relationship between vitamin D and clinical and cognitive symptoms in first-episode psychosis.
The drugs combined with my desire to know how life worked and what made a human broke down all past social conditioning of my individual self. I realized I was God. So was everyone else and I shared with anyone who would listen, but found no one who could understand or navigate the territory. There was little internet to speak of then and no Google to find others who experienced life as I was, so I voyaged on my own as best I could.
New research examines important factors of adherence when prescribing exercise to treat depression.
$24,000 later and no one knew what was wrong with me. They sent me home with a bag of pills. After being in the hospital, I developed a fear and mistrust of doctors. My general practitioner suggested antidepressants. More pills. It was all they could recommend. I wouldn’t take them. My anxiety worsened. I was obsessed with the idea that if I slept, I would die. So, I stayed awake as much as I could. For an entire year, this was how I lived.
New research demonstrates the lasting effects of mindfulness training on stress and wellbeing among university students.
New research provides evidence that police killings of unarmed Black Americans impact the mental health of Black Americans.
A new study examines the effects of midlife exercise on depression and cardiovascular health later in life.
Coordinated care with employment support and family therapy leads to superior outcomes for those diagnosed with psychotic disorders.
A new study investigates the effects of mindfulness-based interventions on employee’s wellbeing across different workplace environments.
Qualitative research examines the experiences of psychoanalytic therapists in their work with patients whose symptoms either failed to improve or worsened.
Utilizing Maslow’s published books and essays, psychologist William Compton delineates common myths and attempts to respond to them.
Nev Jones and a team of researchers examine how sex, sexuality, and gender-related content are underexplored in contemporary research on psychosis.
This is my story of forced psychiatric treatment as an eight-year-old girl, from my perspective as an adult mental health professional. Being held down kicking and screaming to be injected with a benzodiazepine is a human rights violation no child should endure for saying no to a pharmaceutical. In hindsight, when I reflect on that day, it feels like a form of child abuse.
Higher levels of physical activity serve as a protective factor for the future development of depression.
Study finds that traditional healers in South Africa, whose services are widely used by the country’s population, perform important suicide prevention work.