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.
Research finds patients of first-episode psychosis report benefits from social relationships where their personhood is respected.
Researchers explore how culturally responsive services can create greater equity in mental health care.
A new article in Lancet Psychiatry finds that slower tapering of SSRIs is better for preventing antidepressant withdrawal effects.
A new article documents the “flimsy evidence” behind the recent FDA approval of the party drug esketamine for the treatment of depression.
In the first systematic review of withdrawal problems that patients experience when trying to get off SSRI antidepressant medications, researchers found that withdrawing from SSRIs was comparable to trying to quit addictive benzodiazepines.
Increased Parkinson's risk could be related to lithium, antipsychotic, and antiepileptic drug use.
New review of long-term depression data finds psychotherapy more effective over time whereas antidepressants decrease in effectiveness.
Transgender individuals who underwent gender-affirming surgeries demonstrated significant reductions in mental health concerns.
MIA’s Justin Karter interviews critical psychiatrist and philosopher Pat Bracken about the necessity of challenging received wisdom.
Group-based MBSR and PCGT therapies effective as a complementary treatment for PTSD.
Researchers find that nearly half of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) patients experience treatment side effects.
New qualitative study seeks to examine the implementation of the Open Dialogue approach in the UK.
Despite their finding, the researchers suggest that SSRIs be given to people who do not meet criteria for depression or anxiety.
: A new review finds evidence of spin and the misrepresentation of clinical trials with non-significant results.
Results from a 30-year prospective study demonstrated worse outcomes for people who took antidepressants, even after controlling for gender, education level, marriage, baseline severity, other affective disorders, suicidality, and family history of depression.
Criticisms of the DSM-5 spark alternative proposals and calls to reform diagnostic systems in the mental health field.
A Nigerian study finds that more than three-quarters of patients improved, even when only 13% were prescribed medication.
A new study examines longitudinal, intergenerational patterns associated with marijuana use.
A new study, published in Psychotherapy Research, explores how having a career in psychotherapy affects therapists’ personal lives.
Mixed-Methods study explores the experiences of antipsychotic discontinuation among service users.
A new review, published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, concludes that antidepressants should not be used as the risks outweigh evidence for benefits.
Counseling clients in the UK who found CBT unhelpful were interviewed about their experiences.
Lithium appears to reduce libido and sexual function, and more research into the problem is needed.
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.