Tuesday, September 26, 2017

How to Die

From The Atlantic: The existential psychotherapist Irvin Yalom, who has helped countless people grapple with their mortality and fear of death, is now coming to...

Why Being Aware of Your Mortality Can Be Good for You

From Medical Xpress: While being aware of one's own mortality can produce anxiety and fearfulness, a recent study found that mortality awareness can also have...

What Happens When You Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications

From Pacific Standard: A new study surveyed people who have come off psychiatric medications to come up with information doctors can use to help support their...

More Students Than Ever Suffer Mental Ill Health

From The Guardian: The number of children and young adults experiencing mental health problems is rapidly rising. More than ever, young people are growing up in...

Belief in a Favorable Future May Undermine that Future

People who are more likely to believe that others’ views will change to match their own over time are less likely to engage in actions to facilitate that change

Feel Bad About Feeling Bad? Embrace Negative Emotions Instead

From Big Think: According to new research, habitually accepting negative emotions rather than criticizing or suppressing them positively impacts our long-term psychological health. "There is a lot more...

The Concept of Schizophrenia is Coming to an End – Here’s Why

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...

Hope, Hopelessness and Hearing Voices Groups

A personal account on hearing voices groups from Akiko Hart published in the journal Psychosis.

People Age Better if They Have a Purpose in Life

From TIME: Living purposefully may help people maintain their physical function and independence as they age. According to a new study, older adults with a...

Loneliness as Lethal: Researchers Name Social Isolation a ‘Public Health Threat’

Researchers present loneliness as a health threat facing a growing number of Americans.

More to Happiness Than Feeling Good, Study Finds

Cross-cultural data suggest that happiness involves feeling the emotions one deems as right, in accordance with personal and cultural values.

Study Finds Recalling Experiences of Violence Impairs Cognitive Functioning

Recalling past exposure to violence worsens short-term memory and cognitive control.

Gratitude Lists are B.S. — Ingratitude Lists Saved me

In this piece for Good Housekeeping, one woman shares how "thinking positive" and making gratitude lists worsened her depression, and how acknowledging her pain and...

Researchers Argue that ‘ADHD’ Doesn’t Meet DSM Definition of a Disorder

New research questions whether the diagnosis of ADHD even meets the criteria for a disorder, as set out in the manuals used by the medical and psychiatric fields.

The Therapist who Saved my Life

In this creative nonfiction piece for Literary Hub, one woman shares her story of trauma, depression, and suicidality, and recounts the unconventional approach of the...

Married Individuals with Schizophrenia Show Better Outcomes, Study Finds

14-year study of a rural sample in China shows those who were married had higher rates of remission from schizophrenia.

New Collaborative and Feedback-Informed Family Therapy Approach

Attempts to bridge the gap between research and practice result in a family therapy approach which employs clients as co-researchers.

What if we are all Wrong About Mental Illness?

From Thoughtful Living: The biomedical model of psychiatry, along with the DSM, is deeply flawed and can often be misleading. To improve, mental health services...

The Politics of Mental Health

In this piece for Revolutionary Socialism in the 21st Century, Hazel Croft argues for a more radical approach to mental health, exploring the impact of neoliberal...

Arts Participation May Improve Mental Well-Being and Social Inclusion

Introductory arts courses at Open Arts Essex show improvements in mental well-being and social inclusion for individuals with mental health challenges.

Critical Psychiatry Network 2017 Conference Report

From Critical Psychiatry: The Critical Psychiatry Network's 2017 conference raised a variety of issues and featured a range of differing perspectives pertaining to the societal...

Not Everyone Wants to Silence the Voices in Their Heads

From Science of Us: There seems to be a growing interest in the concept of healthy voice-hearing. The idea that hearing voices may not be...

Brief Trauma-Focused Psychotherapies Effective for Children with PTSD

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Writing Therapy both reduce PTSD symptoms in children who experienced a single traumatic event.

Schizophrenia’s Tangled Roots

From Sapiens: Researchers are increasingly recognizing the role that social and environmental factors, including childhood abuse, stressful events, and poverty, play in the development of...

Letter Endorsing the Recent UN Report on Mental Health

Mental Health Europe and the British Psychological Society are looking for signatories to a letter endorsing the recent United Nations Special Rapporteur's report on...

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