A re-visioned approach to social psychiatry aims to understand the broad influence of social life on mental health.
New study finds that smartphone use may precede experiences of loneliness and depressive symptoms among older teens according to longitudinal analysis.
New research explores the use of broad-based school-integrated resiliency and mindfulness interventions to prevent mental health concerns before they occur.
A new critical review of the latest Lancet global mental health report finds that while the movement claims to take a public health approach in its rhetoric it continues to focus on culturally inappropriate individual-level interventions.
Gender identity conversion efforts impact psychological distress and lifetime suicidality in transgender people.
Loneliness was found to both predict and be reinforced by severe common mental disorders.
Clinical trials also consistently fail to measure and report long-term harmful effects.
A coalition of 35 health organizations expressed serious concerns that the NICE guideline for adult depression may cause clinical harm—they demand “full and proper” revisions.
A new review, published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, concludes that antidepressants should not be used as the risks outweigh evidence for benefits.
Can a renewed biopsychosocial approach, grounded in an updated philosophy, foster person-centered medicine, and psychiatry?
Study finds that not believing sexual abuse survivors often leads to self-blame and mental health issues.
A case analysis of an American Indian woman illustrates how the DSM diagnostic criteria misrepresent the lives of indigenous people.
Teen suicide risk is influenced by relationships with adults and teachers, perceived popularity, close friendships, and school connectedness.
Despite their finding, the researchers suggest that SSRIs be given to people who do not meet criteria for depression or anxiety.
Anthropologist Zhiying Ma explores mental health care in China, including tensions between Western psychiatry and socially-oriented local frameworks.
Major study finds that economic deprivation and a lack of social capital are driving increasing rates of suicide in the U.S.
Clinicians play a key role in empowering adolescents and their parents to make decisions about their mental health treatment.
A new study has found that antidepressants are ineffective for reducing suicide attempts. Researchers report that the risk of suicide is particularly high in the first month after starting an antidepressant.
New review of long-term depression data finds psychotherapy more effective over time whereas antidepressants decrease in effectiveness.
Peter Lehmann argues that administering psychiatric drugs in low-and-middle-income countries works at cross purposes with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Psychiatrist outlines varying roles in Open Dialogue model, fostering service-user and family agency through meaningful conversations with a team of providers.