: A new review finds evidence of spin and the misrepresentation of clinical trials with non-significant results.
A new study found that having been prescribed an antidepressant previously was associated with an increased risk of depressive relapse.
Researchers review nine previously studied psychosocial approaches and call for more high-quality trials treating schizophrenia with minimal to no antipsychotics.
Critical disability studies and decolonial analyses take on structural oppression and challenge concepts of normality, mental health, and ability.
A recently published article illustrates how the concept of neuroplasticity has been used to explain social inequalities, like poverty, by linking them to biomarkers in the brain.
MIA’s Hannah Emerson interviews Comas-Díaz on the need for culturally competent care in a medicalized and individualistic society.
A new study debunks the theory that depression is associated with brain asymmetry.
First-of-its-kind study explores patient perspectives surrounding five major psychiatric diagnoses to inform revisions to clinical guidelines.
Researchers investigate service users' lived experiences and their views on mental disorder classifications.
Social scientists explore how psychiatry’s use of biotechnology is being used to reinvent and secure the idea of the disordered brain
The rate of death due to heart-related problems is more than double the rate in the general population after psychiatric hospitalization.
The addition of fluoxetine to CBT did not further reduce depressive symptoms in young people with moderate-to-severe depression.
Clinical mental health research that includes community participation circumvents problems with traditional research.
MIA’s Justin Karter interviews critical psychiatrist and philosopher Pat Bracken about the necessity of challenging received wisdom.
Drawing on the relationship between nature and wellbeing, researchers propose a model to improve community environments to improve mental health.
Researchers explore how the processes of colonization may impact the well-being of indigenous populations today.
Identification, discussion of neighborhood structures cultivates connection, illustrates patients’ subjective experiences.
The approval of the digital antipsychotic may open the door for more pharmaceutical company profits without evidence of benefits to patients.
Researchers find that efforts to integrate the Cambodian idiom baksbat (broken courage) into local mental health care may have served to pathologize adaptive responding.
Analysis suggests that Open Dialogue aligns with human rights-based perspectives on mental health care.
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.