Researchers find that nearly half of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) patients experience treatment side effects.
A new meta-analysis finds that DBT reduces self-harm, suicide attempts, and reduces the frequency of psychiatric crisis service utilization.
Researchers explore how culturally responsive services can create greater equity in mental health care.
The alternative treatment model of Soteria helps individuals suffering from schizophrenia without relying on medication or coercion.
A new review, published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, concludes that antidepressants should not be used as the risks outweigh evidence for benefits.
New research suggests that when parents model emotion suppression strategies in social interactions, their children’s approaches to social engagement may suffer.
Long-term benzodiazepine use shown to effect cognitive function during current use and for years after drug discontinuation.
A new study found that taking an antidepressant medication was associated with a heightened risk of suicide using violent means.
Men who report being self-reliant may be at greater risk of suicidal thinking.
A new study found that having been prescribed an antidepressant previously was associated with an increased risk of depressive relapse.
A Nigerian study finds that more than three-quarters of patients improved, even when only 13% were prescribed medication.
Throughout the past two decades, studies have warned of increased suicide rates in those taking antidepressants, especially in children and adolescents. Researchers also documented...
Without clarity and consensus around what social justice means, psychologists risk perpetuating injustices that undermine their stated mission.
Sir Robin Murray, a professor at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience in London, states that he ignored social factors that contribute to ‘schizophrenia’ for too long. He also reports that he neglected the negative effects antipsychotic medication has on the brain.
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.
: A new review finds evidence of spin and the misrepresentation of clinical trials with non-significant results.
There is a lack of consensus in the definition of ‘relapse’ across randomized controlled trials of antipsychotic maintenance treatment for schizophrenia and psychosis.
A new study examines longitudinal, intergenerational patterns associated with marijuana use.
New study finds that people who felt they were coerced into being hospitalized were more likely to attempt suicide later.
Counseling clients in the UK who found CBT unhelpful were interviewed about their experiences.
While a great deal of the excitement about advances in psychological treatments comes from the potential for research in neuroscience to unlock the secrets of the brain, many mental health experts would like to temper this enthusiasm. A special issue of the Behavior Therapist released this month calls into question the predominant conception of mental illnesses as brain disorders.
The latest issue of the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences features several prominent researchers arguing that mental health concerns are not “brain disorders.”
From 1999 to 2012 the percentage of Americans on antidepressants increased from 6.8% to 13%, according to a report published this week by the...
MIA's Peter Simons interviews David Cohen, PhD, on his path to researching mental health, coercive practices, and discontinuation from psychiatric drugs.
Debate ensues as scholars and policymakers discuss how to bring a rights-based approach to mental health policy.