A new study finds poorer depression and anxiety outcomes in psychotherapy for people in economically deprived neighborhoods and those on antidepressants.
A new review finds that dehumanizing language, including self-dehumanization, is connected to anxiety, depression, and disordered eating.
Researchers interviewed people who were given medical advice to discontinue antidepressants.
The use of antidepressants has risen quickly among older adults but the rate of depressive symptoms in this population has not declined as a result.
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.
A new study examines longitudinal, intergenerational patterns associated with marijuana use.
Critical disability studies and decolonial analyses take on structural oppression and challenge concepts of normality, mental health, and ability.
Researchers compared the efficacy of antidepressants using different rating scales and found them to be no different—just slightly better than placebo, and not meeting the criteria for clinical significance.
When it comes to ADHD, some researchers suggest that medical textbooks provide inaccurate and misleading information.
A re-visioned approach to social psychiatry aims to understand the broad influence of social life on mental health.
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.
Refugees and first-generation immigrants of African descent are at greater risk of experiencing medical coercion when compared to immigrants of other visible minority communities in Canada.
Transgender individuals who underwent gender-affirming surgeries demonstrated significant reductions in mental health concerns.
A Nigerian study finds that more than three-quarters of patients improved, even when only 13% were prescribed medication.
MIA’s Ayurdhi Dhar interviews Joseph Gone about how a history of dispossession, conquest, and colonization shapes mental health outcomes in Native American communities.
Group-based MBSR and PCGT therapies effective as a complementary treatment for PTSD.
New article pushes for a shift from a psychiatry centered on brain circuitry toward an 'ecosocial' view of mind, brain, and culture.
A clinical trial finds Prozac no better than placebo for improving repetitive behaviors.
A new study, published in the JAMA Psychiatry, investigates the effect of stimulant ‘ADHD’ drugs on the brains of children and young adults. The...
New review of long-term depression data finds psychotherapy more effective over time whereas antidepressants decrease in effectiveness.
Researchers call for action to address social challenges and inequalities that obstruct mental health and well-being globally.
Increased Parkinson's risk could be related to lithium, antipsychotic, and antiepileptic drug use.
A new article documents the “flimsy evidence” behind the recent FDA approval of the party drug esketamine for the treatment of depression.
The Superior Health Council of Belgium documents numerous problems with the evidence base in the manuals used to diagnose “mental illness” and cautions against their use.
A new review, published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, concludes that antidepressants should not be used as the risks outweigh evidence for benefits.