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.
A new study investigates the relationships between early-home environmental factors and later-life physiological response to psychosocial stressors.
Experiencing moderate to severe pain, or having at least moderate life interference from pain, doubles risk for anxiety or depression.
From TIME: A new study has found that resistance exercise training, such as weightlifting and strength training, is associated with a significant reduction in depressive...
From UPLIFT: In the shamanic view, emotional distress and psychosis signal a spiritual awakening or emergence, not a pathology. Western cultures can learn a great...
A new study finds that a school-based yoga program improves third graders’ emotional and psychosocial quality of life.
From Aeon: The finding that only one in five people avoid any kind of mental health problems or psychiatric diagnoses through their lives has prompted...
In this piece for The Pew Charitable Trusts, Michael Ollove reports on Oregon's model of intense care and supervision for those found guilty except for insanity. "Oregon’s model...
A meta-analysis of mindfulness-based interventions shows efficacy for treating depression, physical pain, smoking, and addictive disorders.
A new review, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, examines the perspectives of clinicians and service-users on psychiatric diagnosis.
From Psychiatric Times: Patients are increasingly turning to the internet as a source of information and support for antidepressant and benzodiazepine withdrawal due to the psychiatric...
Researchers develop an initial framework for understanding metatherapeutic communication practices that may inform future integration of collaboration in psychotherapy.
How did I become someone who could barely function? I was a high-performing sales executive ranked in the top 2% of an international business communications company. But now, after using powerful psych meds for depression and anxiety for more than a decade, I couldn’t do basic things like go to the grocery store, plan a meal, make dinner, or get together with friends.