A new study explores how mindfulness impacts self-compassion and meaning in life to increase mental health and wellbeing.
A re-visioned approach to social psychiatry aims to understand the broad influence of social life on mental health.
Psychiatrist Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed explores a way forward for psychiatry in responding to the Mad activism of service users.
A new study finds that clinicians’ disregard for mental health patients’ insight into their own condition may be detrimental to treatment.
Researcher criticizes the many ways opposing viewpoints and dissenting voices are squashed in the field of medicine.
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.
A new study associates the presence of meaning in life with well-being and cognitive functioning in an adult population.
Psychology can only deal with racial health disparities effectively by incorporating critical race theory and intervening at a structural level.
Current suicide assessment practices of the VA are reductive and do not allow for the individual’s narrative to be heard.
Stanford researcher writes that readers should check the effect size of results instead of looking at the p-value.
Ghostwriting, which is prominent in the psychiatry literature, is a scam in which pharmaceutical companies use an academic sleight of hand to stump the naïve reader. It is time for editors of the major medical journals to use the same standards of authorship found in the humanities and social sciences.
MIA’s Gavin Crowell-Williamson interviews psychologist Rosie Phillips Davis about her presidential initiative to address deep poverty.
Innovative research methods and interventions could address socioeconomic disparities in academic achievement.
Study in Brazil demonstrates how the exploration of contextual determinants of distress in mental health care can inform therapeutic change.
The results of five large-scale clinical trials of antidepressants have never been made accessible to the public, a data set compiled by an international team of researchers shows. Their discovery highlights the incompleteness of available data on the safety and efficacy of antidepressant drugs.
Training for conceptual competence in psychiatry provides a new way forward to address theoretical and philosophical issues in mental health research and practice.
Ayahuasca found to be effective in treating moderate to severe depression in low-income population.
A new article in Lancet Psychiatry finds that slower tapering of SSRIs is better for preventing antidepressant withdrawal effects.
A clinical trial finds Prozac no better than placebo for improving repetitive behaviors.
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.
A new study, published in the JAMA Psychiatry, investigates the effect of stimulant ‘ADHD’ drugs on the brains of children and young adults. The...
A network analysis of participants’ social media use and well-being reveals complex links with social capital but a minimal association with attentional control.
Transgender children show strong identification and preferences stereotypically associated with their current gender identities, not their sex assigned at birth.
Researchers interviewed people who were given medical advice to discontinue antidepressants.
A bottom-up approach to understanding the history of asylums allows us to learn from past successes and failures in the mental health system.