Jamaican psychiatry has made considerable contributions to the decolonization of Global Mental Health in the Caribbean.
A new survey exploring antipsychotic user experience finds that more than half of the participants report only negative experiences.
European researchers find that books for children overwhelmingly focus on biomedical treatment of ADHD, with little to no mention of therapy, behavior change, or the lack of clear biomarkers.
A new systematic review finds that patients report reduced symptoms but also loss of self and agency while taking antipsychotics.
Clinicians who train in Open Dialogue struggle with professional identities related to dominant bio-medical narratives of mental illness and treatment.
The use of physical restraint in emergency departments is associated with dehumanization, loss of self-determination, and mistreatment.
Researchers write that medical diagnostic categories for disease are often broadened over time in ways that may be harmful to patients.
Innovative research methods and interventions could address socioeconomic disparities in academic achievement.
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.
Training for conceptual competence in psychiatry provides a new way forward to address theoretical and philosophical issues in mental health research and practice.
Researcher criticizes the many ways opposing viewpoints and dissenting voices are squashed in the field of medicine.
A bottom-up approach to understanding the history of asylums allows us to learn from past successes and failures in the mental health system.
School discipline that punishes minor misbehavior may increase adolescents’ misconduct and lead to racial inequalities in school discipline.
Transgender children show strong identification and preferences stereotypically associated with their current gender identities, not their sex assigned at birth.
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.
Study in Brazil demonstrates how the exploration of contextual determinants of distress in mental health care can inform therapeutic change.
MIA’s Gavin Crowell-Williamson interviews psychologist Rosie Phillips Davis about her presidential initiative to address deep poverty.
Psychology can only deal with racial health disparities effectively by incorporating critical race theory and intervening at a structural level.
A new study finds that clinicians’ disregard for mental health patients’ insight into their own condition may be detrimental to treatment.
Svetlana Sholokhova suggests that incorporating “phenomenological psychology” could open up possibilities for radical transformation within the field of psychiatry.