A new article documents the “flimsy evidence” behind the recent FDA approval of the party drug esketamine for the treatment of depression.
A new review, published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, concludes that antidepressants should not be used as the risks outweigh evidence for benefits.
Despite their finding, the researchers suggest that SSRIs be given to people who do not meet criteria for depression or anxiety.
Researchers critique the German S3 guidelines for depression promoting antidepressants.
: A new review finds evidence of spin and the misrepresentation of clinical trials with non-significant results.
The approval of the digital antipsychotic may open the door for more pharmaceutical company profits without evidence of benefits to patients.
An analysis of last year’s positive finding in The Lancet about antidepressant efficacy shows errors, obfuscations, and misrepresentations.
MIA's Gavin Crowell-Williamson interviews PharmedOut founder Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman about Big Pharma's influence on medical education.
MIA's Peter Simons interviews David Cohen, PhD, on his path to researching mental health, coercive practices, and discontinuation from psychiatric drugs.
Research illustrates privacy concerns with how mental health applications collect and share users’ data.
Akansha Vaswani interviews Dr. John Read about the influences on his work and his research on madness, psychosis, and the mental health industry.
Researchers compare differences between research and clinical diagnoses of ADHD and explore the consistency of clinical determinations over time
Industry-funded continuing medical education (CME) influences physicians to prescribe more opioids, focus less on the consequences.
A new study casts doubt on whether such biotypes for depression exist.
New study finds that antidepressants may negatively impact recovery after psychiatric hospitalization.
Could the statistical phenomenon of regression to the mean be responsible for the dramatic effects of placebo—as well as the supposed effectiveness of some psychiatric drugs?
Researchers examine how rapid discontinuation can mimic the relapse of mental health symptoms and confound psychiatric drug studies.
A new study provides an insider’s look into how psychiatrists view the establishment of drug-free programs in Norway.
Neuroscience researchers find no differences in brain connectivity between children with diagnoses of autism, ADHD, and those with no diagnoses.
Debate ensues as scholars and policymakers discuss how to bring a rights-based approach to mental health policy.
Twice as many teenagers with ADHD experienced severe psychosis when taking Adderall, as compared to Ritalin, according to a new study.
A new study investigated whether participants guessing if they have an antidepressant or placebo affects response rates.
The candidate-gene approach to depression goes unsupported and is likely based on bad science, new research finds.
Dr. Gail Hornstein, author of Agnes’s Jacket: A Psychologist’s Search for the Meanings of Madness, discusses the importance of personal narratives and service-user activism in the context of the global mental health movement.
The latest issue of the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences features several prominent researchers arguing that mental health concerns are not “brain disorders.”