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.
Qualitative research examines the experiences of psychoanalytic therapists in their work with patients whose symptoms either failed to improve or worsened.
As the Global Mental Health Movement attempts to address cross-cultural mental health disparities, a new article encourages integrating traditional healing practices with psychotherapy.
A review of CBT research findings raises questions about its status as the “evidence-based” psychotherapy of choice.
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.
An article on contributory injustice describes the clinical and ethical imperative that clinicians listen to service users experiences.
Between 2007 and 2016, the FDA identified 776 herbal supplements containing active, unapproved pharmaceutical chemicals.
New review ties increased screen time to increasing anxiety and depression among young adults throughout the United States.
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.
To this day I do not know how I found my way back. I think it might’ve had something to do with willpower, as I was NOT going to lose myself. I was NOT going to end up like those people who were living indefinitely in the hospital—those “chronic schizophrenics”, as they say. I was going to find my way back, back to myself.
$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.
Findings show that despite increases in treatment availability, the prevalence of mental health issues has not decreased.
Study in Brazil demonstrates how the exploration of contextual determinants of distress in mental health care can inform therapeutic change.
MIA’s Micah Ingle interviews Mary Watkins about reorienting psychology toward liberation and social justice.
A new study demonstrates that the practice of mindfulness may ease pain in a way that is mechanistically distinct from the placebo effect. Research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, found that mindfulness meditation not only outperformed placebo and fake meditation for pain relief but that it also activated different brain regions than the placebo treatments.
Practitioners and public leaders identify methods and barriers for integrating those diagnosed with mental health issues into community life.
Hearing Voices Network self-help groups are an important resource for coping with voice hearing, study finds.
A new study explores the impact of a Mindfulness-Based intervention on stress-related biomarkers in individuals diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
A meta-analysis of mindfulness-based interventions shows efficacy for treating depression, physical pain, smoking, and addictive disorders.
Researchers present loneliness as a health threat facing a growing number of Americans.
The study finds that twice-weekly massage therapy may be a useful alternative treatment for anxiety in terms of reducing both, psychological and somatic symptoms.
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 investigates the effects of mindfulness-based interventions on employee’s wellbeing across different workplace environments.
A new study finds self-coldness predicts depressive symptoms and supports self-compassion as a buffer.