Training for conceptual competence in psychiatry provides a new way forward to address theoretical and philosophical issues in mental health research and practice.
Researcher criticizes the many ways opposing viewpoints and dissenting voices are squashed in the field of medicine.
The conventional Western classification systems of health conditions are based on flawed science shaped by reductionist, hierarchical, and profit-driven ideologies. THEN wants to create a new paradigm built upon principles drawn from systems science, the life course perspective, developmental neurobiology, and other evidence-informed studies.
A bottom-up approach to understanding the history of asylums allows us to learn from past successes and failures in the mental health system.
Psychiatrist Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed explores a way forward for psychiatry in responding to the Mad activism of service users.
Structural competency is put forth as a framework that addresses social and structural determinants in global mental health.
Psychology can only deal with racial health disparities effectively by incorporating critical race theory and intervening at a structural level.
MIA’s Micah Ingle interviews Mary Watkins about reorienting psychology toward liberation and social justice.
In-depth interviews find that those who screened positive for depression did not explain their experience in terms of diagnostic symptoms.
An anthropological look at the Global Mental Health (GMH) movement suggests several ethical problems and contradictions in its mission.
Researchers argue that blaming climate change inaction on psychological barriers ignores the effects of neoliberal capitalism and social structures.
Researchers critically examine the underlying assumptions and implications of a new WHO mental health technology designed to streamline psychiatric assessment internationally.
A new study identifies significant links between food insecurity and sleep, anxiety, depression, and compromised wellbeing among young people in the United States
Young women’s narratives indicate ways antidepressants have shaped their sense of self.
A new article explores how psychiatric diagnoses are differentially applied to people of different racial and class backgrounds.
A new study systematically explores critical reactions to the DSM-5 and identifies unifying themes.
Anthropologists study Parachute NYC to identify challenges and opportunities for implementing peer support and Open Dialogue practices.
A new study finds poorer depression and anxiety outcomes in psychotherapy for people in economically deprived neighborhoods and those on antidepressants.
A new study examines longitudinal, intergenerational patterns associated with marijuana use.
Researchers interviewed people who were given medical advice to discontinue antidepressants.
New qualitative research finds a shift in the meaning of gender as it enters the local lexicon of people in rural Malawi, in turn having negative ramifications for those it is meant to help.
Researchers explore how culturally responsive services can create greater equity in mental health care.
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.
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.
New article pushes for a shift from a psychiatry centered on brain circuitry toward an 'ecosocial' view of mind, brain, and culture.