A new study by Peter Groot and Jim van Os has found that tapering strips help people successfully discontinue antidepressant medications.
Hallucinations and other psychotic symptoms have been reported after methylphenidate (Ritalin) treatment for ADHD.
A new survey exploring antipsychotic user experience finds that more than half of the participants report only negative experiences.
As the Global Mental Health Movement attempts to address cross-cultural mental health disparities, a new article encourages integrating traditional healing practices with psychotherapy.
Researcher criticizes the many ways opposing viewpoints and dissenting voices are squashed in the field of medicine.
About 9% fewer Americans are using prescription opioids than were five years ago, but those people are taking more of the drugs for longer periods of time, according to a study by pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts reported in FiercePharma. And nearly one-third are being put in serious risk of overdose death by taking the opioids alongside prescriptions for benzodiazepine sedatives, stated the New York Times.
MIA’s Ayurdhi Dhar interviews Joseph Gone about how a history of dispossession, conquest, and colonization shapes mental health outcomes in Native American communities.
A new update to the NICE guideline for depression suggests providers discuss long-term, severe antidepressant withdrawal symptoms.
A new study highlights the role heavy metal music plays in the mental health of adolescents facing adversity.
A new systematic review finds that patients report reduced symptoms but also loss of self and agency while taking antipsychotics.
Throughout the past two decades, studies have warned of increased suicide rates in those taking antidepressants, especially in children and adolescents. Researchers also documented...
Prior use of benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, Librium, or Ativan, may increase the risk of treatment-resistant depression (TRD), according to a new study published in The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.
Are White Americans’ poor mental health outcomes caused by Whiteness?
A recent paper, by Dr. Eric Greene, builds upon critiques of the biomedical model and illustrates how the mental health industrial complex overmedicates, stigmatizes,...
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) has a complicated and controversial history. In this study, published in PLoS 1, researchers from London and the Netherlands explore...
A new study has found that antidepressants are ineffective for reducing suicide attempts. Researchers report that the risk of suicide is particularly high in the first month after starting an antidepressant.
The Open Dialogue psychiatric treatment approach is associated with reduced utilization of mental and general health services for Danish youth.
New prevention strategies are needed based on our increasing understanding of the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
A third of patients who have taken the common psychiatric medication lithium for over ten years have developed "chronic renal failure" from the drug.
Corruption of pharmaceutical industry sponsored clinical trials identified as a “major obstacle” facing evidence-based medicine.
Lithium appears to reduce libido and sexual function, and more research into the problem is needed.
A new article reviews studies in the field of nutritional psychiatry and how nutrition can prevent and treat mental health issues.
New meta-scientific review questions the evidence for the gold standard psychotherapies and empirically supported treatments.
Counseling clients in the UK who found CBT unhelpful were interviewed about their experiences.
A new article explores Mahi a Atua, an affirming indigenous Māori healing practice which stands in contrast to the Western psychiatric methods typically promoted by the Movement for Global Mental Health.