MIA’s Hannah Emerson interviews Comas-Díaz on the need for culturally competent care in a medicalized and individualistic society.
A new study debunks the theory that depression is associated with brain asymmetry.
First-of-its-kind study explores patient perspectives surrounding five major psychiatric diagnoses to inform revisions to clinical guidelines.
Study explores the emotional and embodied experience of individuals undergoing a first crisis in psychosis.
Researchers investigate service users' lived experiences and their views on mental disorder classifications.
Social scientists explore how psychiatry’s use of biotechnology is being used to reinvent and secure the idea of the disordered brain
The rate of death due to heart-related problems is more than double the rate in the general population after psychiatric hospitalization.
The addition of fluoxetine to CBT did not further reduce depressive symptoms in young people with moderate-to-severe depression.
Clinical mental health research that includes community participation circumvents problems with traditional research.
MIA’s Justin Karter interviews critical psychiatrist and philosopher Pat Bracken about the necessity of challenging received wisdom.
Drawing on the relationship between nature and wellbeing, researchers propose a model to improve community environments to improve mental health.
Researchers explore how the processes of colonization may impact the well-being of indigenous populations today.
A new study suggests that taking antidepressants impairs empathy, while the experience of depression itself does not.
Identification, discussion of neighborhood structures cultivates connection, illustrates patients’ subjective experiences.
The approval of the digital antipsychotic may open the door for more pharmaceutical company profits without evidence of benefits to patients.
Biomedical and alternative discourses frame people’s experiences of extreme mental states associated with meditation in different ways.
Researchers find that efforts to integrate the Cambodian idiom baksbat (broken courage) into local mental health care may have served to pathologize adaptive responding.
Analysis suggests that Open Dialogue aligns with human rights-based perspectives on mental health care.
Qualitative study examines patterns in teacher attitudes and knowledge related to medication of students for ADHD-type behaviors.
MIA’s Ayurdhi Dhar interviews Diana Kopua about the Mahi a Atua approach, the global mental health movement, and the importance of language and narratives in how we understand our world and ease our suffering.
Study traces the history of biomedical explanations of psychopathology to show how stigma and discrimination are reinforced when other possible explanations are ignored.
An analysis of last year’s positive finding in The Lancet about antidepressant efficacy shows errors, obfuscations, and misrepresentations.
In a new study, prescribers identify barriers to discussing antidepressant discontinuation with patients.
A study, recently published in Psychological Medicine, examined the cognitive functioning of individuals with schizophrenia who discontinued antipsychotics, and those who maintained their antipsychotic...
Throughout the past two decades, studies have warned of increased suicide rates in those taking antidepressants, especially in children and adolescents. Researchers also documented...