Thursday, June 27, 2019

Research News

The Emotional Impact of Critical Consciousness on Youth

Middle school students with critical consciousness of US politics and inequality exhibit more emotional distress and lower academic achievement.

Study Links MDMA Use and Self-Reported Empathy

Users of the substance ‘MDMA’ are reported to have higher emotional empathy than users of other drugs.

Involuntary Hospitalization Increases Risk of Suicide, Study Finds

New study finds that people who felt they were coerced into being hospitalized were more likely to attempt suicide later.

Parent Training as Effective for Childhood Anxiety as Therapy

Yale study finds that training parents how to react to child behaviors is as effective at reducing anxiety as providing therapy to the child.

Biomedical Model of Mental Illness Creates Stigma for College Students Using Services

A study conducted on college-aged students finds strong correlations between biomedical characterizations of mental illness, pharmaceutical treatment, and social stigma.

Study Finds Mixed Results for Peer-Supported Open Dialogue in the UK

New qualitative study seeks to examine the implementation of the Open Dialogue approach in the UK.

Researcher Critiques Misleading Claims About Antidepressants

Recent claims about antidepressant effectiveness have been based on misleading statements and misunderstandings of the science.

The Role of Acculturation in Racial Trauma

In the American Psychologist, researchers argue that the process of acculturation often involves racist ideologies, leading to racial trauma.

How Psychotherapists Talk About Politics in the Trump Era

Politics play an important role in the therapeutic relationship and political disclosure now common for psychotherapists.

Burnout is Indistinguishable from Depression, Researchers Find

Despite burnout being officially recognized as a syndrome, research suggests it overlaps considerably with current understandings of depression.

Why Are the Youngest Children in a Classroom Diagnosed with ADHD?

A new article examines the implications of relative age on the ADHD diagnosis.

Systemic Violence and the Mental Health Industrial Complex

A recent paper, by Dr. Eric Greene, builds upon critiques of the biomedical model and...

Are Mental Health Screenings for Youth Worth the Risk?

Researchers shed light on the limitations of mental health screening instruments for youth that are increasingly being used in schools and medical settings.

Psychological Effects of Austerity Policies and Poverty Over-Medicalized, Report Finds

Recent report underscores troubling trends cutting across poverty, austerity reform, and mental health narratives in health care settings.

Getting Pharma Out of Medical Education: An Interview with Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman

MIA's Gavin Crowell-Williamson interviews PharmedOut founder Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman about Big Pharma's influence on medical education.

Genetic Models of ‘Schizophrenia’ Explain Very Little, Researchers Find

All genetic models combined still explain less than 3% of whether someone gets a schizophrenia diagnosis.

Users and Survivors Respond to World Psychiatric Association: “We Will Not be Silenced Any Longer”

In an open letter to the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), users and survivors defend the UN CRPD and call for relinquishment of psychiatric power.

Psychiatrists Argue For More Attention to Iatrogenic Harms

Psychiatrists argue that current practice fails to account for the interaction of biological, psychosocial and iatrogenic factors.

Māori Approach to Mental Health Offers Empowering Alternative to Western Psychiatry

A new article explores Mahi a Atua, an affirming indigenous Māori healing practice which stands in contrast to the Western psychiatric methods typically promoted by the Movement for Global Mental Health.

Open Dialogue Approach Reduces Future Need for Mental Health Services

The Open Dialogue psychiatric treatment approach is associated with reduced utilization of mental and general health services for Danish youth.

Neuroscientists Attempt to Diagnose Leonardo Da Vinci with ADHD

In a short editorial in the scientific journal Brain, neuroscientists Marco Catani and Paolo Mazzarello argued that Da Vinci had ADHD.

Marginalized Youth Feel Unheard and Unhelped By Mental Health Professionals

A new study suggests the way that marginalized youth view the mental health treatment they have received plays a role in the continuation of their care once they reach adulthood.

The Connection Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Young Adult Suicide Risk

Researchers present evidence of a connection between the experience of traumatic brain injury in childhood and increased risk for suicide attempt in early adulthood.

Psychotropic Medications Serve as Powerful Tools for U.S. Military, Imperialism

Ethnographic research sheds light on extensive psychopharmaceutical use by soldiers in post 9/11 U.S. wars.

Yoga and Mindfulness Benefit Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

A new review finds preliminary evidence for yoga and mindfulness-based interventions for youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Follow Us

19,639FansLike
11,994FollowersFollow
3,035SubscribersSubscribe