Researcher criticizes the many ways opposing viewpoints and dissenting voices are squashed in the field of medicine.
A bottom-up approach to understanding the history of asylums allows us to learn from past successes and failures in the mental health system.
School discipline that punishes minor misbehavior may increase adolescents’ misconduct and lead to racial inequalities in school discipline.
Transgender children show strong identification and preferences stereotypically associated with their current gender identities, not their sex assigned at birth.
Researchers suggest that the pharmaceutical industry had a vested interest in using the term “discontinuation” in order to hide the severity of physical dependence and withdrawal reactions many people experience from antidepressants.
Psychiatrist Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed explores a way forward for psychiatry in responding to the Mad activism of service users.
Study in Brazil demonstrates how the exploration of contextual determinants of distress in mental health care can inform therapeutic change.
MIA’s Gavin Crowell-Williamson interviews psychologist Rosie Phillips Davis about her presidential initiative to address deep poverty.
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.
A new study finds that clinicians’ disregard for mental health patients’ insight into their own condition may be detrimental to treatment.
A new study associates the presence of meaning in life with well-being and cognitive functioning in an adult population.
Svetlana Sholokhova suggests that incorporating “phenomenological psychology” could open up possibilities for radical transformation within the field of psychiatry.
In a new study, researchers found no evidence of antidepressant group variance, which means that there's no particular group of patients who improve more than others on the drug.
A new meta-analysis highlights a positive relationship between student emotional intelligence and academic achievement.
MIA’s Micah Ingle interviews Mary Watkins about reorienting psychology toward liberation and social justice.
A review of 73 antidepressant studies finds that 12% more people drop out of clinical trials when taking antidepressants than when taking placebo, evidence that many find the adverse effects of antidepressants difficult to tolerate.
In a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers investigated whether they could use EEG (electroencephalograph) technology to predict whether people would feel better...
Jay Amsterdam, who first blew the whistle on corrupt research practices in a study conducted by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) eight years ago, has now submitted...
In a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, researchers tested how well “ontological insecurity” predicted psychotic-like experiences (PLEs). They found that...
In-depth interviews find that those who screened positive for depression did not explain their experience in terms of diagnostic symptoms.
A new analysis, published in Lancet Neurology, demonstrates how Biogen is spinning results from two failed trials for a new Alzheimer's drug.
An anthropological look at the Global Mental Health (GMH) movement suggests several ethical problems and contradictions in its mission.
A network analysis of participants’ social media use and well-being reveals complex links with social capital but a minimal association with attentional control.
Ayahuasca found to be effective in treating moderate to severe depression in low-income population.