Ayahuasca found to be effective in treating moderate to severe depression in low-income population.
In-depth interviews find that those who screened positive for depression did not explain their experience in terms of diagnostic symptoms.
MIA’s Micah Ingle interviews Mary Watkins about reorienting psychology toward liberation and social justice.
An anthropological look at the Global Mental Health (GMH) movement suggests several ethical problems and contradictions in its mission.
A new meta-analysis highlights a positive relationship between student emotional intelligence and academic achievement.
A new article reviews studies in the field of nutritional psychiatry and how nutrition can prevent and treat mental health issues.
A new international study reveals how healthcare providers treat patient’s pain may depend on that patient’s socioeconomic status.
An issue of Lancet Psychiatry is devoted to clarifying the lack of efficacy for Zoloft (sertraline).
New meta-scientific review questions the evidence for the gold standard psychotherapies and empirically supported treatments.
Peer-Support Groups Were Right, Guidelines Were Wrong: Dr. Mark Horowitz on Tapering Off Antidepressants
In an interview with MIA, Dr. Horowitz discusses his recent article on why tapering off antidepressants can take months or even years.
Jay Amsterdam, who first blew the whistle on corrupt research practices in a study conducted by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) eight years ago, has now submitted...
Psychotherapy is dominated by contradicting schools of thought, exhibits a gap between research and practice, and repackages old ideas rather than finding clinical consensus.
A new analysis, published in Lancet Neurology, demonstrates how Biogen is spinning results from two failed trials for a new Alzheimer's drug.
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 Ayurdhi Dhar interviews Joseph Gone about how a history of dispossession, conquest, and colonization shapes mental health outcomes in Native American communities.
A new study suggests that taking antidepressants impairs empathy, while the experience of depression itself does not.
Researchers interviewed people who were given medical advice to discontinue antidepressants.
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.
New research contends that ketamine can reduce problematic alcohol use but does the data support the claims?
The story of the Genain quadruplets has long been cited as evidence proving something about the supposed hereditary nature of schizophrenia. But who wouldn’t fall apart after surviving a childhood like theirs? The doctors attributed their problems to menstrual difficulties or excessive masturbation — anything except abuse.
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 special issue brings together articles exploring the harmful effects of simultaneous multiple medication use.
Experts across the globe point to the harms of drug companies’ influence on research, practice, and education in healthcare noting that it compromises patient care.
MIA’s Justin Karter interviews critical psychiatrist and philosopher Pat Bracken about the necessity of challenging received wisdom.