Psychiatry's medicalization of social and psychological suffering is not justified by the currently known biology.
Current evidence does not support a biological hypothesis of depression. It is far better predicted by levels of childhood trauma, life stress, and lack of social supports.
Dr. Rush talks about the THEN Center and the links between childhood trauma, inequality, human development, and chronic illness.
The conventional Western classification systems of health conditions are based on flawed science shaped by reductionist, hierarchical, and profit-driven ideologies. THEN wants to create a new paradigm built upon principles drawn from systems science, the life course perspective, developmental neurobiology, and other evidence-informed studies.
When it comes to ADHD, some researchers suggest that medical textbooks provide inaccurate and misleading information.
A new study casts doubt on whether such biotypes for depression exist.
Neuroscience researchers find no differences in brain connectivity between children with diagnoses of autism, ADHD, and those with no diagnoses.
The latest issue of the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences features several prominent researchers arguing that mental health concerns are not “brain disorders.”